This celery cocktail wakes up your palate with a touch of salt and vinegar. Maxime Iattoni

A simplified, at-home version of a celery gimlet, this cocktail was inspired by salt and vinegar, which bartender Naren Young of New York’s Saxon + Parole claims “hit your palate in places that other ingredients and acids simply don’t.”

Yield: makes 1 Cocktail


  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 stalk celery, cut into ½” slivers, plus more to garnish
  • 1 12 oz. gin
  • 14 oz. chartreuse
  • 34 oz. lime juice
  • 12 oz. simple syrup
  • 18 oz. white wine vinegar
  • 2 dashes celery bitters


  1. Muddle celery with salt in cocktail shaker until as much juice is released as possible. Fill shaker with ice and add gin, chartreuse, lime juice, simple syrup, vinegar, and bitters. Shake, then strain over fresh ice to serve. Garnish with a celery stalk.