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Every Carrot Has a Destiny

Spirits / June 27, 2017 / No Comments.

To start, a little necessary carrot knowledge:

Some carrots, AKA the good-looking ones who’ve always had everything handed to them in life, get to go to grocery where they’re put on special displays and worshipped by vegans.


The not-so-good-looking carrots, the underdog carrots if you will, used to get composted or thrown away because people, for some reason, require perfection when it comes to their carrots.



According to ABC News, Alice Gorman and Gen Windley of southeast Queensland decided to take those ugly-but-still-beautiful-on-the-inside carrots ad turn them into something even vegans can’t refuse…



To help eliminate food waste, these two women started making carrot bread and even carrot beer out of the “ugly” carrots grown at their farms. But now, with the help of Finders Peak Winery, they’ve created their own carrot vodka.

With 20% carrot in each bottle, Gorman and Windley’s creation has just a hint of carrot flavor, and apparently tastes awesome in a Bloody Mary. Here’s the recipe they recommend: The Scenic Rim Bloody Mary.

It just goes to show, carrots are delicious, and we should actually feel bad for the perfect carrots of the world because their most likely destined to be thrown on the floor because some tyrannical toddler refuses to eat them.


Carrot Cocktails You Should Care About

Cocktails / February 3, 2015 / No Comments.

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.