Toasted Sesame Highball

  • Serves

    makes 1 cocktail


Toasted sesame oil gives nutty depth to a light, savory-sweet drink inspired by a cocktail from Tim Cooper, mixologist at Harlem's The Cecil.


  • 5 slices cucumber
  • ¾ oz. fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp. toasted sesame oil
  • ⅛ tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. simple syrup
  • 3 oz. club soda
  • ½ tsp. toasted sesame seeds, for garnish (optional)


Step 1

Muddle 3 slices cucumber with lemon juice, sesame oil, and salt in a cocktail shaker. Add vodka, simple syrup, and ice. Shake vigorously and strain through a cheese cloth-lined strainer over a highball glass filled with ice. Top with club soda; garnish with remaining cucumber slices and toasted sesame seeds, if you like.

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