Green Gin Cocktail
The juniper flavor that predominates in gin goes really well with the herbs and celery in this refreshing combo. To extract the most vivid color from the herb leaves, don't hold back when you muddle (bruise) them.
- 1/4 cup parsley leaves
- 1/4 cup mint leaves
- 1/3 cup gin $
- 2 tablespoons Celery Simple Syrup
- 1 cup cold club soda
- Small celery stalks and mint sprigs
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 celery stalks, coarsely chopped
- Stir together sugar, 3/4 cup water, and the celery in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. When the first bubbles appear, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer gently 5 minutes. Let cool, then strain. Keeps up to 1 week, chilled.
Preparation time 5mins
Cooking time 5mins
Using a wooden spoon or muddler, vigorously bruise parsley and mint leaves with gin in a cocktail shaker (or use a mortar and pestle, then scrape into shaker). Add simple syrup and strain into 2 small ice-filled glasses. Pour 1/2 cup club soda into each and stir. Garnish glasses with celery stalks and mint sprigs.