Screen Shot 2015-02-02 at 7.31.07 PMIt’s that time of year again—National Carrot Cake Day! Although carrot cake isn’t everyone’s immediate choice, it’s still a dessert deserving of a special mention. So today make a shout out to carrot cake and show this sweet treat some love with one of our coveted carrot cocktails:

Ginger and Carrot Cocktail (1 serving)

  • 1 oz. vodka
  • 3 oz. carrot juice
  • 1 oz. apple juice
  • 2 thin slices of ginger
  • lime wedge (optional)

Muddle ginger slices at the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add the remaining ingredients and shake well. Pour in a glass with ice and garnish with a lime wedge.

Carrot Cilantro Cooler (1 serving)

  • 2 oz. tequila
  • ¾ oz. carrot juice
  • ½ oz. orange juice
  • ½ oz. agave nectar
  • pinch of cilantro leaves
  • carrot disc (optional)

Mix all ingredients in an ice filled cocktail shaker. Shake well and then strain into a tall glass filled with ice. Garnish with a carrot disk and some cilantro leaves.

Cardamom-Carrot Sparkling Cocktail (1 serving)

  • 5 lightly crushed cardamom pods
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup chilled carrot juice
  • ¼ cup sparkling chilled white wine

In a saucepan, combine cardamom, sugar and ½ cup of water and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Stir frequently until sugar dissolves, then let cool until concoction is at room temperature. Strain syrup and refrigerate until cold.

Pour 1 tablespoon of chilled syrup into your glass and combine with remaining ingredients. Stir gently.

Carrot Cake Martini (1 serving)

  • 1.5 oz. vanilla vodka
  • 1 oz. toffee liqueur
  • ½ oz. cinnamon schnapps
  • powdered cinnamon (optional)

Combine all ingredients in an ice filled cocktail shaker. Shake well and strain into a martini glass. Sprinkle top with powdered cinnamon.