1 1/2 oz lemon zest vodka (made in-house, citron would work fine)
1/2 oz jasmine syrup (easy enough to make, can also sub just simple syrup)
3/4 oz lemon juice
1 slice cucumber
dash each angostura and orange bitters (i used regan’s)
4-5 drops orange flower water
mash cucumber, cover with ice. combine all.
shake, strain into a chilled martini shell.
garnish with lemon and cherry.
last night’s special came about as a result of me walking into the bar and finding some things i wanted to use up (like the jasmine syrup and the lemon zest vodka, both of which predate my tenure at the bar). the result was quite lovely, a refreshing, flowery concoction that was sweet without being cloying and whose sugar-sour flavor base really let the floral elements shine.