French Maid

3 slices cucumber
several mint leaves
1½ oz cognac
¾ oz Small Hand Foods Ginger Syrup
½ oz lime juice
seltzer to fill

Muddle cucumber slices in a mixing tin. Add remaining ingredients except seltzer and shake well over ice. Add seltzer and strain into a Collins glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a cucumber slice and mint sprig.

adapted from Jim Meehan, PDT New York, 2007