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Celery Margarita

Set aside your apprehension and trust me on this one. This Celery Margarita is about to become your new favourite drink. The subtle vegetal flavour of the celery, spicy celery seed syrup and lime juice all pair beautifully with smoky tequila.

Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Celery, Celery Margarita, Lime, Tequila
Cook Time 5 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 1 drink


Celery Margarita

  • oz 100% agave reposada tequila
  • ½ oz Celery Juice recipe follows
  • 1 oz Celery Seed Syrup recipe follows
  • 1 oz lime juice freshly squeezed

Celery Juice

  • 3 stalks celery
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ tsp salt

Celery Seed Syrup

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp celery seed


Celery Margarita

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine ½ cup (125 mL) ice, 1½ oz 100% agave reposado tequila, ½ oz Celery Juice (recipe follows), 1 oz Celery Seed Syrup (recipe follows) and 1 oz lime juice. Shake sharply and pour into a rocks glass. Garnish with a celery stick.


  1. Combine 3 chopped stalks celery, ½ cup (125 mL) water and ½ tsp (2 mL) salt in a blender; purée. Strain through a fine mesh sieve and chill for up to a day.
  2. Makes about 1 cup (250 mL)


  1. Combine 1 cup (250 mL) each sugar and water in a small saucepan; stir in 2 tbsp (30 mL) celery seed, cover and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Cook 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand 1 hour. Strain through several layers of cheesecloth; chill before use.
  2. Makes about 1 cup (250 mL)

Recipe Notes

Recipe from: St. Onge, Christopher. "Celery Margarita." Food & Drink. Early Summer 2018.