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.