This celery syrup adds a subtle, savory edge to cocktails like the Kalamazoo Julep.
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water
1 cup diced celery
Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Simmer for 5 minutes, let cool to room temperature and then strain into a clean glass jar. Cover and keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.
Brian Dressel, Midnight Cowboy, Austin, Texas