Mother-of-Pearl

Mother of Pearl Cocktail

Mother-of-Pearl

Brisk and aromatic, celery flavors this savory gin and tonic variation in three ways: in a salt rim, in the bitters, and in the garnish. A fennel frond adds an extra layer of perfume to the drink.Ingalls Photography

Brisk and aromatic, celery flavors this savory gin and tonic variation in three ways: in a salt rim, in the bitters, and in the garnish. A fennel frond adds an extra layer of perfume to the drink. The recipe, which first appeared in our June/July 2014 issue with Camper English's story "Miracle Cure," comes from The Optimist, a seafood restaurant in Atlanta.

Mother-of-Pearl
Brisk and aromatic, celery flavors this savory gin and tonic variation in three ways: in a salt rim, in the bitters, and in the garnish.
Yield: makes 1 Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. celery salt
  • 12 oz. gin
  • 2 dashes celery bitters
  • 3 oz. tonic
  • Celery sprig and fennel fronds, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Mix kosher and celery salts on a plate. Dip the rim of an old-fashioned glass in water and then in salts. Add ice, gin, and celery bitters; top with tonic. Garnish with celery sprig and fennel frond.