This drink, from Mezze in Los Angeles, is almost as quirky as Zooey Deschanel’s Jess on New Girl.
1 slice smashed Serrano pepper
4 slices celery
2 dill leaves
5 slices pickled cucumber
1/2 teaspoon whole-grain mustard
1 3/4 ounces gin
1/2 ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1/3 ounce simple syrup
Pickle spear, for garnish
Put first eight ingredients into a cocktail tin and shake aggressively five times. Pour contents into a highball glass (do not strain). Top with a splash of soda water and garnish with pickle spear.