Celery Gin Sour Celery is the redheaded stepchild of the cocktail world. It has none of the glamor of exotic fruits, nor the great p.r. that cucumbers have been enjoying. It is, however, really refreshing and complements Gin beautifully. Also, I had about a bushel of it in my garden that needed to come out to make way for summer crops. So, behold, the Celery Gin Sour!
To make one cocktail………
1 oz. celery juice
juice of 1/2 lemon (about 1/2 oz.)
1 and 1/2 oz. gin
1 oz. simple syrup (2 parts sugar to one part water. simmer until sugar is dissolved)
mint sprig for flair
First, you are going to need to juice some celery. You can use a juicer if you have one, or just throw a couple of de-stringed ribs in a blender with a splash of water. Put the celery juice in a shaker and add the gin, simple syrup, and lemon juice. Shake that mother up. Pour over ice and garnish with a mint sprig if you are extra fancy. Enjoy!