It’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.