2/3 oz Cynar
2/3 oz Lemon Juice
2/3 oz Simple Syrup
1 pinch Celery Salt (1 pinch salt + 6 drop celery bitters)
Build in a tall glass, fill with crushed ice, and swizzle to mix and chill. Top off with more crushed ice, garnish with mint sprigs, and add a straw.
As I was flipping through Tom Sandham's World's Best Cocktails two Fridays ago, I spotted a page with drink recipes created by Nick van Tiel. Nick was the DJ who ran the show in the downstairs of Locke Ober during The Thing event in October; he is also an ambassador for Pernod-Ricard's English Gins including Plymouth and Beefeater. Not surprisingly, his page was full of gin recipes and the one I picked also had a music-themed name à la Snoop Dog, Fo Swizzle My Nizzle.