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Zesty Celery Sour

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"While attending a mixology class, I learned how to make different simple syrups, including celery-flavored. This in turn lead to playing with different ingredients and alas, the Zesty Celery Sour was born! Don't be fooled by the celery - it might sound weird, but it surprises everyone that tries it! I developed the recipe using pickled jalapenos, however I have since made it with fresh and it's equally as tasty. This will make enough simple syrup for several drinks."
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18 m servings 543
Original recipe yields 1 servings (1 cocktail)


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  1. Place celery, celery seed, and salt in a food processor. Pulse several times until completely blended. Press mixture through a fine mesh strainer with the back of a wooden spoon into a bowl; you will be left with about 1/2 cup of liquid.
  2. Place celery liquid and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Refrigerate until needed.
  3. Place ice, vodka, 3/4 fluid ounce celery simple syrup, lemon juice, and 2 jalapeno slices in a cocktail shaker. Shake for 30 seconds; strain into an ice-filled cocktail tumbler. Garnish with remaining jalapeno slice.


  • Cook's Note:
  • For a sparkling twist, strain cocktail ingredients into a taller glass filled with ice, and top off with club soda.
  • Editor's Note:
  • Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of celery simple syrup. The actual amount of syrup consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 543 calories; 0.7 112.4 2.3 0 986 Full nutrition

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What a refreshing treat after a long week at work! I splurged and had two. The first was on the rocks and then for the second I went with sparkling version and used club soda. Both were equally ...