Vodka makes a wonderful base in this light and smooth cocktail that marries the vegetal flavor of celery bitters with the tartness of apple cider and lime. Make your own syrup at home with our simple syrup recipe. A sparkling hard cider works best here, but a nonalcoholic option is also fine. Look for celery bitters at a liquor store, or online.
This recipe first appeared in our March 2011 issue with the story, “Clear Choice: Craft American Vodkas.”
- Pinch of celery salt, plus more for garnish
- 2 oz. apple cider
- 2 oz. vodka
- 1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
- 3 dashes celery bitters
- Dash simple syrup
Read about the explosion of craft-distilled vodkas in America in Saveur Issue #136's article Clear Choice.