This St. Patrick’s Day we thought it was time for a green cocktail that’s a little different.
The little bit of celery juice and mint add a fresh spring flavor and scent. Use your best gin in this one, as the flavor really comes through and the other ingredients are a good compliment to that spirit.
One of the most difficult parts about creating these new drinks is naming them. We had a good laugh with this one before coming up with Irish Spring. Here are a few of our outtakes:
- Patty McCelery
- The Celery VirGIN
- Cell Block
- Luck O’ The Celery
- Celery McGinington
- 1 oz celery juice from 1-2 ribs of celery
- 1 1/2 oz 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.