Jordaan- 1.75 oz gin, .75 oz lemon juice, .25 oz creme de violette, cucumber

Jordaan:

1.75 oz. gin (New Amsterdam)
.75 oz. Lemon juice
.25 oz. Creme de Violette (Rothman and Winter)
3 slices cucumber

Muddle cucumber in tumbler. Add ingredients and ice. Shake. Double strain.

This cocktail is named after the Jordaan district in Amsterdam, derived from the French word jardin, meaning garden. The muddled cucumber and the creme de violette compliment each other quite nicely. The lemon juice provides the necessary acidic bite to let the floral components of the violette to cut through and pop out amongst the botanicals of the New Amsterdam, as they are prevalent in this juniper-light gin.