Toasted Sesame Highball

Toasted Sesame Highball
Toasted Sesame Highball
See the RecipeLaura Sant

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.

Toasted Sesame Highball
Toasted sesame oil gives nutty depth to a light, savory-sweet drink inspired by one from Tim Cooper, mixologist at Harlem's [The Cecil](http://thececilharlem.com/).
Yield: makes 1 cocktail

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  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.