Suze Tonic

August 24, 2018

Test Kitchen-Approved

Author Notes: 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

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Serves: 1
Prep time: 5 min


  • 1 1/2 ounces Suze
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 5 ounces dry tonic, chilled
  • 1 piece lemon wedge
In This Recipe


  1. Fill a Collins glass with ice. Add the Suze, lemon juice, and bitters and stir to combine. Top with the tonic. Finish with the lemon wedge.

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