Celery Gimlet

A refreshing Celery Gimlet made with a combination of celery, gin & lime. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Remember how I told you that I need to find my way back on the road to health? Can I baby step this endeavor by putting green juice into my cocktail? What about carrot juice in tequila? Yes?

Cool. I like you.

A refreshing Celery Gimlet made with a combination of celery, gin & lime. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Today’s Happy Hour features this Celery Gimlet. It’s a refreshing sweet/savory cocktail. If you have a juicer, juice some celery! If you don’t have a juicer, puree celery in a blender with a little bit of water and strained it.

A refreshing Celery Gimlet made with a combination of celery, gin & lime. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

It’s amazing how something so simple can be super satisfying.

Baby steps to health.

Like really teeny tiny baby steps.

Think newborn feet.

So tiny.

Let’s gather our ingredients:

A refreshing Celery Gimlet made with a combination of celery, gin & lime. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

First we are going to make a little bit of lime simple syrup.

Water + sugar is heated until sugar is dissolved.

A refreshing Celery Gimlet made with a combination of celery, gin & lime. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Zest is peeled.

A refreshing Celery Gimlet made with a combination of celery, gin & lime. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Zest gets steeped in the hot simple syrup. Let cool for lime simple syrup.

A refreshing Celery Gimlet made with a combination of celery, gin & lime. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

If you don’t have a juicer, use a blender to puree the celery.

My celery needed a little help so I added just a small amount of water.

A refreshing Celery Gimlet made with a combination of celery, gin & lime. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Bloop.

A refreshing Celery Gimlet made with a combination of celery, gin & lime. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Let’s strain.

A refreshing Celery Gimlet made with a combination of celery, gin & lime. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Celery Juice!

A refreshing Celery Gimlet made with a combination of celery, gin & lime. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Now we are ready to make the cocktail.

A refreshing Celery Gimlet made with a combination of celery, gin & lime. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Mix all the things.

A refreshing Celery Gimlet made with a combination of celery, gin & lime. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

But wait!

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We add a pinch of salt.

 

A refreshing Celery Gimlet made with a combination of celery, gin & lime. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Shake your groove thing.

A refreshing Celery Gimlet made with a combination of celery, gin & lime. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Thirsty yet?

A refreshing Celery Gimlet made with a combination of celery, gin & lime. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

One for you….

A refreshing Celery Gimlet made with a combination of celery, gin & lime. Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

One for me.

Let’s drink our celery.

Celery Gimlet

recipe slightly adapted from Rachael Ray Magazine

makes 2

  • ribs chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • lime zest
  • 4 ounces gin
  • 1 1/2 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces lime syrup
  • 1 ounce celery juice
  • Pinch of salt
  • Celery stalks for garnish

In a blender, puree celery; strain. In a small saucepan, stir sugar and water over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat; add the zest (green part only use a vegetable peeler). Let syrup cool; strain.

In a cocktail shaker, combine gin, lime juice, lime syrup, celery juice and salt. Fill shaker with ice, cover and shake vigorously. Strain into 2 coupe glasses. Garnish drinks with celery stalks.

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