Celery syrup may sound strange, but its light, sweet, grassy flavor is really lovely. Use it to flavor soda water, or as the base of a gin cocktail.

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Ingredients

Directions

  • In a 1-quart liquid measure or bowl, stir together celery, sugar, water and celery seed; let stand 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until sugar dissolves. Cover and chill 8 hours or overnight.

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  • Strain through a fine mesh strainer. Transfer to a bottle or jar; store syrup in refrigerator for to 2 weeks.

To Make Celery Soda or Cocktails:

Pour about 2 tablespoons syrup over ice in glass. Top with chilled seltzer or club soda. Add a squeeze of lemon if you like. For a spiked drink, add an ounce or two of gin, too.

Nutrition Facts

77 calories; 0 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 11 mg sodium. 19 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein;

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