Who would have thunk that celery and cilantro would go so well in a cocktail? Christophe Namer and the folks at Grey Goose Vodka did and we couldn’t agree more. We’re by no mean libations experts but we know a great cocktail when we taste one. It was my (and many others) favorite at the recent fundraiser for Haiti, Stir It 28, hosted by Chrystal and Amir of The Duo Dishes and Greg of Sippity Sup. It was a fantastic event with great food and drinks by fellow blogger friends. Here we recreated the Celery Delight, one of three signature drinks served at the event.
Celery Delight (recipe courtesy of Christophe Namer and Grey Goose Vodka )
- 2 ounces Grey Goose Le Citron*
- ¾ ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
- ¾ ounce simple syrup
- 2 (2″ long) pieces of celery stalk
- Cilantro (1/3 of a cup loosely packed)
Muddle celery with cilantro, then add all of the ingredients. Shake vigorously and double strain into rock glass with or without ice. Garnished with celery sprigs.
Cooks Notes: We’ve also made adaptations with rum and mint to substitute for the vodka and cilantro for a celery mojito and that works well too.