Irish Spring Cocktail

Something different this St. Patrick's Day


By Marcia Simmons
This article originally appeared at Drink of the Week

This St. Patrick’s Day we thought it was time for a green cocktail that’s a little different.

The little bit of celery juice and mint add a fresh spring flavor and scent. Use your best gin in this one, as the flavor really comes through and the other ingredients are a good complement to that spirit.
We concocted this with our friend Savvy Housekeeping, inspired by a drink we had at The Alembic in San Francisco.

One of the most difficult parts about creating these new drinks is naming them. We had a good laugh with this one before coming up with Irish Spring. Here are a few of our outtakes:
Patty McCelery
The Celery VirGIN
Cell Block
Luck O’ The Celery
Celery McGinington


Irish Spring Cocktail

1 oz celery juice from 1-2 ribs of celery
1 1/2 oz gin
1/2 oz simple syrup
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
5-6 mint leaves

Grate the celery ribs into a bowl. Then put the celery in a sieve over the bowl and mash until you get all the juice out of the celery. Juice 2-3 limes for fresh lime juice. Muddle the mint, simple syrup, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Add in the celery juice, gin, and ice. Shake thoroughly for about a minute. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with mint.

Click for more St. Patrick's Day cocktails from Drink of the Week

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  • Snooth User: Mark Angelillo
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    Great way to celebrate the day!

    Mar 17, 2011 at 12:27 PM

  • Much easier if you have a juicer to just juice the celery. It comes out a beautiful green and is a much more concentrated flavor. I actually bought a juicer just to make this cocktail.

    It's tough to beat the original Southern Exposure they make at the Alembic but you guys have all the pieces. They use Junipero Gin, I like it with Hendricks. I may also suggest a pinch of salt.


    Mar 17, 2011 at 10:45 PM

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