Celery Julep

IMG_8008This drink recipe from the Serious Eats website is from the new cookbook of Matt and Ted Lee.  Not only is this drink quite yummy (for serious fans of both celery and bourbon ONLY,) and are The Lee Brothers fabulous cookbook authors, but their charming mother used to be the Head of School at my childrens’ school.

I was startled by the ELECTRIC green color of the simple syrup, so was expected to be bowled over by celery flavor, but truthfully, the bourbon really takes over once the drink is assembled.  The celery flavor is still there, but it’s definitely mild and not overpowering.  I might recommend a mild-flavored bourbon, rather than the Maker’s Mark that I used, but I don’t know enough about bourbons to be able to recommend one for you.


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