101 Best New Cocktails, 2012: Celery Cooler by Jose Luis Leon, Licoreria Limantour, Mexico City

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2012

Celery Cooler

Adapted from a recipe by Jose Luis Leon, Licoreria Limantour, Mexico City.

“Super fresh, is a good drink option for the summer.” Jose Luis Leon.

3 celery sticks

50 ml (1.65 oz) Autentico Tequila Alacran

25 ml (.83 oz) fresh lemon juice

15 ml (.5 oz) simple syrup

2 dashes celery bitters

Salt and pepper

1 cherry tomato, as garnish

1 celery stick, as garnish

Muddle the celery and tequila in a mixing glass. Add ice and the remaining ingredients. Shake and strain into a highball glass with crushed ice. Add the garnishes.

gaz sez: Jose knows his stuff, and he keeps it nice and simple here when he performs a ceremony to bring two ingredients that seem to have been made for each other. Tequila and celery are natural-born lovers, and together they really kick ass in this drink. Thanks for this one, Jose. It’s a doozy.

This is one of 2012’s 101 Best New Cocktails.

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