Celery Syrup

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