TVM 0818 Dave Weidner Gibson Girl

Gibson Girl

A special thanks to The Franklin’s talented bar team in Traverse City for sharing this cocktail recipe.

To make a big batch, please note that 1 part equals 1/4 ounce so that recipes can be scaled to fill either a pitcher or a wading pool.


  • 6 parts cucumber-infused Valentine vodka (instructions below)
  • 2 parts green Chartreuse
  • 4 parts fresh lime juice
  • 1 part simple syrup
  • fresh mint sprigs
  • cucumber slices


For the cucumber vodka: Muddle 20 slices of fresh cucumber and add one full bottle of Valentine vodka. Let infuse, stirring occasionally, for 24 hours. Create the cocktail: Mix all ingredients vigorously (shaking if possible-depending on the vessel); pour over fresh ice; garnish each glass with a fresh mint sprig and cucumber slice or serve garnishes on a separate platter.

Photo(s) by Dave Weidner