Recipe courtesy of Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger

Celebrita

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Yield: 1 drink
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Ingredients

2 ounces celery juice (about 2 stalks celery, juiced and strained)

1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice

1-ounce Simple Syrup, recipe follows

1 1/2 ounces tequila (recommended: Herradura Silver)

Homemade Celery Salt, recipe follows

Cherry tomato, for garnish

Celery stick, for garnish

Simple Syrup:

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup sugar

Homemade Celery Salt:

1 1/2 cups coarse sea salt

1 pound celery root, peeled and grated 

Directions

  1. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the celery juice, lemon juice, Simple Syrup, and tequila. Shake vigorously and pour into a chilled martini glass rimmed with Homemade Celery Salt. Garnish with a cherry tomato and a stalk of celery and serve immediately.

Simple Syrup:

  1. Combine water and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Cool and reserve in the refrigerator for up to a month. 

Homemade Celery Salt:

  1. Mix the salt and the grated celery in a plastic container and refrigerate for a few days. Lay the mixture out on a baking sheet and bake for 2 to 3 hours at 190 to 200 degrees F or until thoroughly dried out and crisp but not brown at all. Grind this mixture in a food processor and keep in an airtight container until ready for use. 

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