Jalisco Maid

Combining fresh mint and cucumbers with citrus, a generous pour of tequila and a pinch of salt, this cocktail offers a savory flavor of summer.

2 oz. blanco tequila
1 oz. fresh lime juice
3/4 oz. simple syrup (1:1)
6 fresh mint leaves
2 thin cucumber wheels
2 turns of cracked salt (roughly a healthy pinch)
Tools: muddler, shaker, strainer
Glass: rocks
Garnish: mint sprig and cucumber wheel

Combine all ingredients and lightly muddle. Shake with ice cubes, strain into an ice-filled glass and garnish.

Anthony Schmidt, Noble Experiment, San Diego