8 Days of Getting Oiled
Our Hanukkah cocktail, inspired by the traditional potato pancake. A liquid latke, if you will. Potatoes, onion, oil. And some celery bitters in tribute to Dr. Brown’s Cel-Ray tonic.
- 2 1/2 ounces potato vodka
- A splash dry vermouth
- 2 dashes celery bitters
- Small piece of lemon peel
Add liquids to a shaker of ice. Twist peel over ice and add. Stir or shake as you choose but one thing you must do is get it very, very cold.
Strain into a pre-chilled cocktail glass.
Two garnishes here: first, add a speared cocktail onion. Then, a potato chip – placement will depend on the size and shape of the chip. A curvy chip can hang on the rim, a big chip can be placed over the mouth of the glass. Just don’t put the chip in the glass or it will get soggy.
 No, it was not invented at the "Fryers" Club!
 A note on vermouth in this drink: we are gin Martini aficionados and require a bit of vermouth in those cocktails. Vodka does not have the same natural affinity, so you’ll want just a splash here – 1/8 to 1/4 ounce – to liven things up.