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The Driver #3: An Alcohol-Free Highball

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harvest-driver cocktail#3-vertical-crdt lara ferroniLate-summer and early-autumn celery and cucumber make for seriously refreshing, slightly savory drinks. Here, they combine with bitter lemon soda for the Driver Cocktail #3—a name referencing the European term for drinks mixed for a designated driver.

For a version with alcohol, try adding tequila or vodka.

3 oz. celery-cucumber water
Fever-Tree Bitter Lemon soda, chilled
Glass: Collins
Garnish: cucumber wheel or ribbon

Fill a glass with ice, then pour in the celery-cucumber water. Top with chilled bitter lemon soda, then garnish.

Celery-Cucumber Water 8 stalks celery
½ cucumber, peeled
1 sprig mint
½ oz. fresh lemon juice
1 pinch of salt

Run the celery, cucumber and mint through an electric juicer and strain the liquid (or purée in a blender and pour through a cheesecloth-lined strainer). Add the salt and lemon juice and store in an airtight container. Keep refrigerated, and use within 3 to 4 days.

Benjamin Schiller for Homestead on the Roof, Chicago

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