Celery Gimlet

Naren Young, Dante | New York

Naren Young of Dante has taken the classic Gimlet formula and turned it on its head, packing it with vegetal, herbal and fruit notes by way of a juniper- and citrus-forward gin (“like Fords, Beefeater, Tanqueray and Junipero”), green Chartreuse and celery juice.

Serving: 1

  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 1/4 ounce green Chartreuse
  • 1/4 ounce St. Germain
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce lime syrup (see Editor's Note)
  • 1/2 ounce celery juice
  • 5 dashes verjus
  • 2 dashes celery bitters
  • pinch of Maldon salt

Garnish: celery stick, lime wheel

  1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake and strain on fresh ice into a rocks glass.
  3. Garnish with a celery stick and a lime wheel.
Editor's Note

Lime Syrup:
1 quart simple syrup (1:1, sugar:water)
6 limes

Make simple syrup as usual and grate in the zest of six limes. Bring to a low boil for five minutes. Allow to cool, then strain and store.