Cool off with these refreshing Celery Gin Rickey Cocktails, perfect not only for summer holidays but summer every-days!
Ted’s Takeover Recipe: Celery Gin Rickey
In our enduring quest for the eradication of summer thirst we now have the ultimate weapon- the Celery Gin Ricky. Now that summer is here, it’s only a matter of time before we get into those listless dog days of July and August when there isn’t even the slightest puff of a breeze.
Well, I’m here to prepare you with a cocktail that will cool your body and mind. It also serves another purpose, which is to liberate celery from the tyranny of the Bloody Mary. After nearly a century of playing a bit part as a garnish in someone else’s drink, it’s high time that celery got a cocktail of it’s own. C’mon, who’s with me on this??
I really can’t say enough good things about Bitter Truth Celery Bitters. My favorite way to enjoy them is simply to put a few dashes over ice and add seltzer water. On the Bitter Truth website, they’re described as “very complex and exotic.
The initial flavor of celery is dominant, leading into a complex palette with aromas of lemongrass, orange peel and ginger”. Now imagine those flavors paired with the typical gin flavor profile- juniper, coriander, citrus peel and pine. Then finished off with the mellow, understated sweetness of Dr. Brown’s Cel-Ray soda and you have what can only be described as the most refreshing summer cocktail in all of human history. NOT hyperbole! 😀
A word of warning from personal experience- this drink goes down a little too easy. Be sure to have lots of Lila Ruth Baked Cheddar and Olive Balls on hand so you’re not drinking on an empty stomach.
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Happy Cocktail Making!
- Fill a highball glass 3/4 full with ice cubes, add celery bitters first, then the gin and top off with Dr. Brown’s Cel-Ray soda.
- Garnish with fresh lemon peel and celery stalk. You can cut a simple lemon peel but if you want to make a long lemon peel twist like we did in our photos, I recommend using a channel knife.
- Serve and enjoy!
- Category: Cocktails
- Cuisine: Drinks
Keywords: Gin Rickey, Gluten-free, Grain-Free, Cocktails, Mixed Drinks, Beverages, celery, soda, juniper, summer drinks, entertaining, appetizers