© Tina Rupp
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Serves : 1 drink

Mixologists are juicing vegetables to add bright, fresh flavors to drinks. This riff on the classic Southside is from San Francisco's Alembic Bar.   More Gin Cocktails  

How to Make It

Step

Finely grate the celery rib into a mesh strainer set over a small bowl. Press on the pulp to extract the juice. Pour 3/4 ounce of the celery juice into a shaker and add the gin, simple syrup, lime juice and mint leaves. Add a large handful of ice; close the shaker and shake vigorously. Strain the cocktail into a chilled martini glass and garnish with the mint sprig.

Chef's Notes

To make simple syrup, simmer 1/2 cup of granulated sugar with 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan over moderate heat, stirring, until the sugar has dissolved. The simple syrup can be refrigerated in a covered container for up to 1 month.

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