You know, sometimes Drink of the Week and I have trouble naming these cocktails we come up with. In this case, the possible names included:
The Celery VirGIN
Luck O’ The Celery
Irish Spring, however, sounded about perfect for this little green cocktail, which is just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. It is a mixture of gin, lime, mint, and celery juice. The celery neither overwhelms nor gets lost in the drink, but adds a refreshing touch to the cocktail.
Here’s the recipe:
Irish Spring Cocktail
(makes one cocktail)
- 1 oz celery juice from 1-2 ribs of celery
1 1/2 oz good-quality gin
1/2 oz simple syrup
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
5-6 mint leaves
Grate the celery ribs into a bowl. Then put the celery in a sieve over the bowl and mash until you get all the juice out of the celery.
Juice 2-3 limes for fresh lime juice.
Muddle the mint, simple syrup, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Add in the celery juice, gin, and ice. Shake thoroughly for about a minute. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with mint.