This time I was at 2 Brothers Bar Santorini / Greece. Bartender Xristos prepared the wonderful Cucumber Sling cocktail there. The 2 Brothers Bar Santorini is located in the beautiful Greek Island of Santorini, Two Brothers Bar first opened its doors in March 1983 as you guess it, by two brothers – Dimitris and Giannis. The tradition continues with the original owners sons Jack and Leuteris now running the show. From its humble beginings back then, the bar has grown to become an island favourite for visiting tourists and locals alike.
- Masticha Skinos
- fresh cucumber juice
- lime juice
- Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice.
- Shake well!
- Strain into old fashioned glass.
- Add ice cubes and crushed ice.
- Cheers from Santorini!
The special taste of the Cucumber Sling comes from the fresh cucumber juice and the Mastiha. Mastiha is a sweet liqueur produced with the mastikha resin from the Greek island of Chios. It has a distinctive flavor, reminiscent of pine and herbs. It is claimed to have medicinal properties and to aid digestion.