The Detox

An intriguing combination of pineapple and celery, this non-alcoholic cocktail comes together with a savory dash of sea salt.
Photo by Kenji Toma

Courtesy Taha Ismail, Requin, Fairfax, Virginia

At this French-Mediterranean bistro from Top Chef alum Jennifer Carroll, house-made sodas that feature fresh-juiced produce are part of the show. But more elaborate mocktails are also available, like this pineapple-celery combo. Making this drink will be a snap if you have a juicer. (A food processor should also do the trick, though straining through cheesecloth may be needed.) A quick sprinkle of sea salt will allow the drink’s clean, delicate flavors to really shine.

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Ingredients
  • 1 ounce fresh pineapple juice
  • 1 ounce fresh celery juice
  • ¾ ounce lime juice
  • ½ ounce agave syrup (2 parts agave nectar, 1 part hot water)
  • 2 dashes sea salt
  • Celery frond and/or pineapple leaves, for garnish
Directions

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine all ingredients (except garnish). Shake well, and strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish.

Punch It Up

Add 1 ounce gin or blanco Tequila.

Published on January 3, 2017
About the Author
Kara Newman 
Spirits Editor

Kara Newman reviews spirits and writes about spirits and cocktail trends for Wine Enthusiast. She's the author of several cocktail books, including Shake.Stir.Sip. and NIGHTCAP: More than 40 Cocktails to Close Out Any Evening, which debuts in September 2018. Email: spirits@wineenthusiast.net



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