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Cel-Ray Spring Tonic

This seasonal tonic recipe updates the celery soda with vodka and cucumber.

Celery soda made our 2014 Imbibe 75 list of Flavors to Try, and this Cel-Ray Spring Tonic recipe updates the deli classic with celery leaves and cucumber.


  • 1½ oz. vodka
  • 1 large sprig of celery leaves
  • 3 fresh cucumber wheels
  • 1 fresh lime wedge
  • ⅓ oz. fresh lime juice
  • Ginger ale
  • Tools:shaker, muddler, strainer
  • Glass:Collins
  • Garnish:fresh celery leaves


Combine celery leaves, cucumber, and lime wedge and muddle. Add remaining ingredients, except ginger ale, and shake with ice. Strain into an ice-filled Collins glass, top with ginger ale and garnish.

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