Celery-scented cocktail indulgence
Picture yourself on holiday and indulge yourself with Ester's refreshing celery-scented cocktail, made with your choice of either martini or gin. Ideal at any time of year, enjoy this cocktail ice cold.
Ingredients for 2 litres
Martini Bianco or gin (whichever you prefer)
The juice of 5 lemons
A very thin, 3cm long strip of lemon zest
4 or 5 celery sticks, with the leaves removed
160g of granulated sugar
Cut the celery sticks into pieces and put in a blender along with the lemon zest, sugar and lemon juice
Blend until the celery is reduced to a pulp
Pour into a carafe, passing it well through a sieve
Add crushed ice and taste it
Add a glass of Martini Bianco or gin and taste again
Add more alcohol if you like (the sugar will increase the alcohol content of the drink) and dilute with water according to your taste
Serve in martini glasses decorated with a curl of lemon zest or celery leaves. An ideal accompaniment to dried dates, fried tuna meatballs, or croutons with caviar and raw oysters. Saluti!