With St. Patrick’s Day celebrations just barely past us and spring in the air now is a great time to shift gears from pubs and beer to brightened bars and fresh, clean gin cocktails. Beefeater Gin recently tapped award-winning bartender Matt Chavez of Ci Siamo on 33rd Street in Manhattan (previously The NoMad) to use Beefeater—the world’s most award-winning gin—to create a signature cocktail you are going to want to sip all spring long.
Chavez describes the drink as bright, grassy, sweet, with notes of slight citrus and a hint of spice brought out by the ginger beer. Check out the recipe.
.25 oz. simple syrup
.5 oz. fresh lime juice
.5 oz. Suze Gentian liqueur
.75 oz. celery juice
1.5 oz. Beefeater Gin
.5 oz. ginger beer
Shake simple syrup, lime juice, liqueur, celery juice and Beefeater gin in a cocktail shaker tin. Add ginger beer. Strain over crushed or cracked ice and garnish with a lime wheel and a celery leaf.