Fresh squeezed lime juice, celery, cilantro and vodka are muddled together with a simple syrup. (I cheated and combined one tablespoon of agave syrup with one tablespoon of water in place of simple syrup)
Lots of you are requesting more cockails so I will be adding a few each month. You my be thinking I lost my mind with this concotion, but I must say, I loved the combination of fresh ingredients in this drink, perfect now that the weather is getting warmer!
I took a food styling/photography class a few weeks ago at the Sweet Paul workshop, what a gift Paul has for making food styling look effortless! Since taking his class I've been following his blog and came accros this cocktail which intrigued me. Today I finally got around to trying it and I loved it! I made some slight adaptions from Paul's original recipe. Enjoy your weekend!
p.s – to make this a mocktail, leave out the vodka and add more seltzer for a total of 2 points plus.
Celery Cilantro Cocktail
Servings: 1 • Serving Size: 1 glass • Points+: 5 pts • Smart Points 7
Calories: 135 • Fat: 0 g • Protein: 0.2 g • Carb: 19.9 g • Fiber: 1.2 g • Sugar: 15.8 g
Sodium: 15.8 mg
- 1 oz Absolut Citron
- 3 tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice
- 2 tbsp simple syrup (or 1 tbsp agave, 1 tbsp water)
- 5 inch piece celery
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- 2 tbsp seltzer
In a mixing glass or pitcher, combine celery and cilantro and muddle together with vodka, lime juice and simple syrup. Pour through a fine mesh strainer into a glass filled with ice and top with selzter. Garnish with celery greens and cilantro, maybe even a lime wedge!