Celery Soda aka Cel-Ray (Copycat)

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@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

How to Make Celery Soda aka Cel-Ray (Copycat)

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.

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About Celery Soda aka Cel-Ray (Copycat)

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