The West 8th is a smooth-sipping riff on the Southside cocktail, and is one of the original house cocktails at Analogue in New York. Bringing cucumber to the mix heightens the focus on fresh botanical flavors, and the sparkling water (club soda) keeps it light.
Analogue’s recipe calls for vodka, but it’s also fantastic with gin – especially a cucumberesque gin like Hendrick’s.
Muddle the mint and cucumber in a shaker. Add the remaining ingredients (except sparkling water) and shake with ice. Strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass and top with the sparkling water.
- Southside Cocktail Riff: The West 8th at Imbibe