From Rebekah Peppler's Apéritif: Cocktail Hour the French Way: Just before a summer storm, I met a friend for an apéritif at a café in between our apartments. We sat outside on those ridiculously French wicker chairs and watched the clouds roll in while sipping Suze Tonics. I wrote this recipe on the spot. (I’d like to say it was on a napkin, but c’mon, it was in my notes app.) In an easy twist on the standard G&T, subbing in assertive Suze adds an earthy, oral bitterness to the drink while also lowering the alcohol content (drink two!). —Rebekah Peppler
Rebekah Peppler is an American writer and food stylist living in Paris. Her clients include the New York Times, Real Simple, Food Network, and multiple cookbooks. Her next book, Apéritif: Cocktail Hour the French Way (Clarkson Potter) will be released in October 2018. She is also the author of Honey, a Short Stack Edition. You can find more on rebekahpeppler.com and instagram.com/rebekahpeppler.