1. Angel from Montgomery
Selma Slabiak, Selma’s Bar, New York City
"It’s finally spring, and to me, that means bright, refreshing gin drinks with whatever herbs I have on hand. My personal favorite gin is Dorothy Parker from New York Distilling Co.—it has notes of grapefruit and elderflower, and works in martinis and highballs alike. For this cocktail, I made a mild chamomile syrup from some tea I found when I quarantine-cleaned my cabinets. I’ve always loved the combination of celery and cucumber, and the salt brings out all the savory notes of the tonic."
What you need:
2 oz gin. If you don’t have gin, vodka works, too.
0.75 oz fresh lemon juice
0.5 chamomile syrup
Fever-Tree Refreshingly Light Cucumber Tonic
A pinch of celery salt
1. Shake gin, lemon juice and chamomile syrup together
2. Pour over ice
3. Top with Fever-Tree Refreshingly Light Cucumber Tonic
4. Rim the glass with celery salt
Method (chamomile syrup):
1. Add 1 cup sugar to 1 cup water, and melt over low heat
2. Steep with chamomile tea, strain and let cool down
Selma’s pro tip: “Muddle cucumber or herbs in the drink for extra flavor.”
Fever-Tree Refreshingly Light Cucumber Tonic Water is a crisp, low-calorie mixer which combines notes of American cucumber with quinine sourced from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.