Archangel Recipe

Nick Caruana

A simple mix of muddled cucumber, gin, and Aperol makes for a cooling and refreshing cocktail. This drink was created by Michael McIlroy and Richard Boccato of Milk & Honey in New York.

I usually make this one with a London dry gin such as Beefeater 24, but it's also great with other gins. Try Hendrick's to amp up the cucumber flavor or Plymouth for an even lighter taste.

Recipe Details

Archangel Recipe

Active 2 mins
Total 2 mins
Serves 1 serving


  • 2 (1/2-inch thick) slices cucumber

  • 2 1/4 ounces gin

  • 3/4 ounce Aperol

  • Garnish: lemon twist


  1. Add the cucumber slices to the bottom of a mixing glass. Muddle them to break up, but do not pulverize completely.

  2. Add gin and Aperol to mixing glass then fill 2/3 with ice and stir until well chilled, about 20 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, garnish with lemon twist and serve.

Special equipment

Muddler, Mixing Glass, Barspoon, Strainer, Cocktail Glass, Citrus Peeler

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
215 Calories
0g Fat
12g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 215
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 11mg 54%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 174mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)