Drink of the Week: Keep your cocktails light, refreshing this new year

January is all about starting fresh in a new year: eating and drinking with good health in mind, exercising more often and engaging in other lifestyle changes that will make our lives better.

While we might lose some of these healthy habits as the year goes on — because let’s face it, they’re not always easy to do — we can at least rest assured that bartenders around the U.S. are already bringing one trend to fruition behind the bar. They’re incorporating raw ingredients, like the fresh-pressed celery juice and honey syrup in the Celery Daisy cocktail below, into their new recipes.

No, cocktails will never be healthy; they are chock-full of calories, sugars and other things not so good for us. But in some of them, we can get a little dose of fruits and vegetables. That’s something to savor as we conquer a new year.

Celery Daisy

1 1/4 oz. Tequila Don Julio Blanco

1/4 oz. St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur

1 tsp. fino sherry

1/4 oz. lime juice

1/4 oz. fresh-pressed celery juice

1 tsp. raw honey syrup

1 pinch of salt

1 dash of celery and orange bitters

Lime wheel and celery leaf for garnish

Combine all ingredients, except for the garnish, into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Finely strain contents into a rocks glass over one large ice cube.

Garnish with lime wheel and celery leaf.

— Matt Grippo of Blackbird in San Francisco