At the vintage-resort-inspired Happiest Hour in the West Village, there’s so much freedom, guests decide which spirit they’d like their drinks to showcase. Head bartender Jim Kearns’s link ray cocktail, with bitter Suze and lime and celery juices, goes especially well with jalapeño tequila.


Celery and French aperitif Suze marry happily with the spirit of your choice.

• ½ oz. cane syrup
• ½ oz. Suze
• ¾ oz. lime juice
• 1½ oz. gin, rum or jalapeño tequila
• 2 oz. celery juice

Combine ingredients in a collins glass filled with ice. Garnish with celery stalk and black or cayenne pepper.