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Celery Cilantro Cocktail

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Freshly squeezed lime juice, celery, cilantro and vodka are muddled together with a simple syrup for this delicious skinny cocktail.

Celery Cilantro Cocktail

I cheated and combined one tablespoon of agave syrup with one tablespoon of water in place of simple syrup. Other skinny cocktails I love are Basil Cucumber Gin Coolers, Mango Bellini and Iced Green Tea Mojito to name a few.

Lots of you are requesting more cocktails so I will be adding a few each month. You my be thinking I lost my mind with this concoction, 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 across 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.

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Celery Cilantro Cocktail

Freshly squeezed lime juice, celery, cilantro and vodka are muddled together with a simple syrup for this delicious skinny cocktail.
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Yield: 1 serving
Serving Size: 1 glass


  • 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


  • 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!

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Serving: 1 glass, Calories: 135 kcal, Carbohydrates: 19.9 g, Protein: 0.2 g, Sodium: 15.8 mg, Fiber: 1.2 g, Sugar: 15.8 g


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21 comments on “Celery Cilantro Cocktail”

  1. 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.

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

  3. 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!

  4. 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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    Amber @ Slim Pickins Kitchen

    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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    Jen @ Peanut Butter and Peppers

    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!

  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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    Heather of Kitchen Concoctions

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

  9. Look extremely delicious! I really love this blog, so many great recipes! 🙂

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    Gina @ Skinnytaste

    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.

    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.