Apr 14, 2012

Celery Cilantro Cocktail



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
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 1 • Serving Size: 1 glass Points+: 5 pts
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  

Ingredients: 

  • 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
  • ice

Directions:


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!

21 comments :

  1. Sweet! I can never find enough uses for cilantro, and this looks like the perfect combination.

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  2. Hi Gina! Are you not including the old points anymore? ~Lauren

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  3. Lauren, I am but wasn't sure how to do it with a cocktail. Using the n.i. it only came out to 2 pts. Not sure if that's correct.

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    1. That sounds just about right. I know 1.5 oz of Vodka is 2 points, so using division, 1 oz should be about 1.34 points. The cilantro, lime juice, and I think the celery should be 0. I think all sugars are 1 point per tablespoon, so adding that extra point gets 2.34, rounded up to 2.5 points.

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  4. Can't wait to try this!!! Looks so yummy...I love both celery and cilantro.

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  5. Look extremely delicious! I really love this blog, so many great recipes! :)

    www.seniorspoils.blogspot.com

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  6. That is a great photo! I always struggle with photos of glasses. Oh and what an interesting drink!

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  7. Yay, keep the cocktail recipes coming! summer is around the corner and its nice to have some reliable recipes to count on!

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  8. What a great drink I would never of dreamed of this one!!

    Congrats on being Fitness Magazines Healthiest Eating Blog!! I can see why your #1, you have an awesome blog!! I look forward to reading it everyday!

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  9. Girrrrrl, this is my kinda cocktail! I can't wait to make it!

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    1. Your going too love it............

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  10. Hmmmm....this definitely has me intrigued, but I'm a bit weary. I tried a Watermelon basil margarita the other day and it was good from the first sip, but I had to force myself to drink it after that. BUT, then again, one of my favorite homemade juices is full of celery so I'm inclined to give this one a try too. Decisions, decisions...

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  11. Thank you for a great recipe. I will try this is my juicer and see how it works. Sounds yummy:)

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  12. I just made this,and it was very yummy.
    A great lite cocktail for summer, might try it with cucumber next time.

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  13. This sounds so refreshing and different..I love cilantro and celery tastes really good in a fresh juice so why not with some vodka? I can't wait to try it..looking forward to the warmer weather and all your skinny cocktail recipes, thanks Gina!

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  14. OMG. Where has this cocktail been all my life? THANK YOU.

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  15. Very nice healthy recipe for Summer! I'd love to try this!

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  16. Really looking forward to more healthy cocktail receipes, now excuse me while I go make this one! Thank you so much!

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  17. I tried a Melon tulsi margarita the other day and it was excellent from the first sip, but I had to power myself to consume it after that. BUT, then again, one of my preferred home made drinks is complete of oatmeal so I'm prepared to provide this one a try too.

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  18. This looks like a nice fresh change from a mojito.

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