You know, sometimes DIY Cocktails 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’s a mixture of gin, lime, mint, and celery juice.
The celery juice may sound like a surprising addition, but trust me, it’s good.
Irish Spring Cocktail
(makes one cocktail)
- 1 oz celery juice from 1-2 ribs of celery
1 1/2 oz gin
1/2 oz simple syrup
1/2 oz lime juice
5-6 mint leaves
Grate the celery 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. (You can also do this in a blender or juicer.)
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 and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with mint. Cheers!