Coolidge cocktail

Time 5 minutes
Yields Serves 1
Coolidge cocktail
(Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times)

In a pint glass or cocktail shaker, muddle together the crosswise-sliced cucumber and chile. Add the vodka, simple syrup, lemon juice and rice wine vinegar. Fill with ice and shake vigorously. Pour the cocktail and ice (without straining) into another pint glass and garnish with the lengthwise-sliced cucumber. Serve immediately.

Recipe adapted from the Hungry Cat. Simple syrup is equal parts sugar and water heated until the sugar dissolves to form a syrup.

Noelle Carter is the former Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen director. She left in January 2019.
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