Matthew Kelly / Supercall

Aperitif • Bitter
Salers & Cel-Ray

Made with Salers Gentiane, a classic, French apéritif, and spritzy-savory Cel-Ray soda, this cocktail is as easy to make as it is delicious. The two ingredients come together to create a wave of crisp, sharp bitterness and vegetal herbaceousness, with a finish of celery seed and honey. Refreshingly effervescent, this cocktail is the perfect, refreshing brunch time alternative to a Bloody Mary, when spicy tomato juice is just too heavy, or as a pre-dinner sipper to whet your appetite.

The Essentials

Celery Soda
Cubed ice
Bar Spoon
The Details
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2 oz Salers
Celery Soda
lemon twist
Cubed ice


  • Fill a highball or Collins glass with ice.
  • Using a jigger, add the Salers to the glass.
  • Top with celery soda, and stir with a bar spoon to incorporate.
  • Garnish with a lemon twist.