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Kale Collins

[Photographs: Autumn Giles]

This cocktail's a fresh green take on a traditional gin collins, made with muddled lovage, cucumber slices, and lemon juice.

Lovage is a leafy herb reminiscent of celery. You can find it at your local farmer's market or in a generous friend's backyard. I've found that folks who grow it often have more than they know what to do with and would be happy to share it!

Note: Your juice yield will vary depending on which juicer you use. We found that it takes about 3/4 pound of kale to produce 4 ounces of juice.

To make simple syrup, combine 1 cup water with 1 cup sugar in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Cool before using. Simple syrup will keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

About the Author: Autumn Giles is a writer in Queens, NY. You can see her work on Autumn Makes & Does, listen to her talk on the Alphabet Soup Podcast, and talk at her on twitter.

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