About 10 years ago my wife and I took an “award” trip to New York City. It was a really cool trip because we were given a nice wad of cash to spend each day over a long weekend. We tried so many amazing places. We read about a place that John Kennedy Jr frequented. Sorry but I cant recall the name of it. The waiter recommended a cocktail that was made with Dr. Brown’s Cel-Ray soda. Celery Soda. Sounds awful but this cocktail blew me away. It’s haunted me for years.
Yesterday I went to Central Market because it’s Hatch Chili season and spotted Dr. Brown’s Cel-Ray on the shelf. I bought them all. (4 six packs) and researched some recipes to see if I could recreate that NYC cocktail. By George.. I did it. So this one is for John-John and his George magazine venture.
3 oz Titos Vodka 1.5 oz Lemon Juice 2 tbs sliced cucumber (about 3-4 slices and then quartered) Topped with Dr. Brown’s Cel-Ray