Two Schmucks’ Alpha recipe is bright, fresh, and delicious.

Two Schmucks co-owner Moe Aljaff on the pour. Photo: Supplied

Here’s a drink that sums up the drinking at Barcelona bar, Two Schmucks.

We were impressed by the neighbourhood bar, when we visited it a couple months back; the service was warm and welcoming, the atmosphere buzzy, and the drinks delicious.

Like this little refreshing number from their cocktail list: Alpha.

With gin, apple and celery shrub, lemon, and absinthe in the mix, it’s quite possibly one of the freshest tasting drinks going around.


  • 45 ml gin
  • 80 ml Apple Celery Shrub
  • 15 ml lemon juice
  • 2 dashes of absinthe
  1. Throw the ingredients with ice, and serve in a rocks glass on a big block of ice, garnished with an edible flower of your choosing.

Recipe adapted from Two Schmucks, Barcelona.