Celery Soda aka Cel-Ray (Copycat)

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By
@Celestina9000

Alton Brown/Food Network. *Acquired taste*. "Dr. Brown concocted the amber elixir that washed away the saltiness of corned beef, cut the peppery after-burn of pastrami or kept me from choking on a throatful of brisket." (Quote c/o NYTimes)

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
Yield: 2 1/4 cups syrup
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

2 c
granulated sugar
1 c
water
2 Tbsp
freshly ground celery seed
soda water
celery stalk or lovage sprig, for garnish if desired

Step-By-Step

1Place the sugar and the water into a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir to combine. Continue to stir frequently until all of the sugar has dissolved.
2Remove from the heat and add the celery seed, cover and allow to steep for 1 hour.
3Strain though a fine mesh strainer into a heat-proof container and place in the refrigerator, uncovered until completely cool.
4To use, add 2 tablespoons of syrup to 1 cup soda water and stir to combine.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Drinks
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American