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Built for whimsy, cocktails of the muddled sort always seem to lead with fresh, usually savory ingredients, always with a light touch. Consider the Caiparinha, with cachaca, sugar, and muddled lime, which isn't far in intent from the Mojito, with rum, sugar, and mint; or you can go with a kind of Cucumber Collins, marrying Hendrick's gin (one of the more cucumber-y brands) with lemon juice, sugar, and the strained liquor of muddled cukes.
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Patrick Comiskey, our drinks columnist, blogs at patrickcomiskey.com and tweets at @patcisco. Want more Squid Ink? Follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook.