I promised three drink recipes this week and here is number two. This is another one that features our celery bitters and which can be either alcoholic or non-alcoholic. As crazy as it may sound, we usually make the non-alcoholic version. If you don’t have a bottle of Two Drunkards Celery Bitters, some good commercial ones have recently become available. I urge you to steer clear of Fee Brothers Celery Bitters, though. They have a very artificial flavor.
- ½ oz simple syrup
- 3-4 dashes celery bitter (or more to taste)
- 6 oz soda water
- Add simple syrup and bitters to a tall glass and stir.
- Add several cubes of ice, fill with soda, stir again and enjoy.
- Garnish with a twist of lemon if you’re feeling festive.
I usually enjoy this as a non-alcoholic drink, but there is no reason you couldn’t replace an ounce of the soda water with vodka or London dry gin. In that variant, I would add the alcohol to the glass with the ice and stir before topping off the glass with soda.