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Comme Ca and the East Side Cocktail

Bob Brooks Jan 16, 2008 02:12 PM

S.I.V.'s review today mentioned this concoction made of gin, mint, lime and cucumber. It sounds like a great combo. If anyone has tried it, would you please share your experience. Is it a sweetened drink?

I've looked at various bartending sites online and nothing comes up. Does anyone besides the bartender at Comme Ca know the recipe?

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    diningdivala RE: Bob Brooks Jan 16, 2008 02:31 PM

    Hey Bob, Osteria Mozza serves a similar drink. EXTREMELY tasty, not sweet, very refreshing. There it's called....a.....I'm blanking. Something with golf, not an Arnold Palmer...dang.

    1. modernist RE: Bob Brooks Jan 16, 2008 02:58 PM

      i've had something nice served up by tim at the bar at josie... i don't think there was lime juice in it... it was served with thin slices of persian cucumbers. i cant remember if the gin was hendricks but it was something fancy....

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        Hailyn RE: modernist Jan 16, 2008 03:07 PM

        Yes, Tim does do a wonderful cucumber, lime and Hendricks gin drink -- I think the fresh lime and cucumber aremuddled together, and the drink isn't sweet (maybe there was a touch of Rose's or vermouth to add a tiny bit of sweetness to cut the acid) but rather very fragrant with cucumber. Hungry Cat used to do a cucumber martini with Plymouth gin, but it's no longer on their most recent cocktail menu.

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        Nicole RE: Bob Brooks Jan 16, 2008 04:47 PM

        Hatfield's has a similar cocktail involving vodka instead of gin, and they call it a Cucumber-Mint Gimlet. Described on their menu as "Organic cucumber infused Hangar One vodka, fresh mint leaves, lime." It is possibly the perfect cocktail. Very refreshing and tasty, only a little sweet.

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          Newkie RE: Bob Brooks Jan 17, 2008 08:40 AM

          I've had the east side cocktail at Comme Ca and absolutely loved it. There's a hint of sweetness to it, but the flavor that comes through the most is the cool cucumber with a little bit of gin. It's very refreshing and I highly recommend ordering one if you're there.

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            wutzizname RE: Newkie Jan 17, 2008 04:58 PM

            Ditto. Had one with lunch today and it was very tasty, not too sweet at all. Though I must say, my friend had a Penicillin (scotch, ginger, lemon & honey) which was equally good but almost twice as large for the same price. $14.

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            exilekiss RE: Bob Brooks Jan 19, 2008 09:59 AM

            Hey Bob,

            I've had the East Side Cocktail at Comme Ca, and it was awesome! :) Very tasty, lightly sweet, and you definitely taste the Mint, Lime and Cucumber (in a wonderful way). I'll definitely be ordering it again.

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              erikasays RE: Bob Brooks Jun 16, 2009 09:42 AM

              Varnish, downtown, makes an amazing Eastside Cocktail - just sweet enough and perfectly refreshing for summer.

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