Green with Envy

Green with Envy
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Ingredients
  1. For the cocktail
  2. • ¼ cup peeled, chopped Granny Smith apple
  3. • 2 ounces celery infused gin (see below for recipe)
  4. • ½ ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice (I used Meyer)
  5. • ½ ounce simple syrup
  6. • 2-3 dashes Angostura Bitters
  7. • Dash Tabasco
  8. For the celery infused gin
  9. • 16-inch length of crisp green celery stalk (end trimmed)
  10. • 16-inch length of an inner celery stalk with leaves (end trimmed)
  11. • 1/8 teaspoon crushed green anise seed (can substitute fennel seed)
  12. • 2 cups gin
For the cocktail
  1. Muddle apple in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add liquid ingredients.
  3. Fill shaker with ice, close and shake vigorously for 5-7 seconds, until shaker is frosty and cold. Strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with tender celery stalk if desired. Enjoy and repeat. Sharing optional.
  4. For the celery infused gin
  5. Cut celery into two-inch lengths. Combine ingredients in an airtight container, such as a quart jar. Allow mixture to infuse for 2 days, shaking jar a few times a day. On the second day, strain out solids, return infused gin to jar and refrigerate until needed.
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