This carrot juice cocktail is super refreshing and made with carrots, ginger, tarragon and your choice of tequila or vodka.
TEQUILA CARROT COCKTAIL INGREDIENTS:
- fresh ginger
- tequila or vodka
- Optional: egg white for texture
HOW TO MAKE CARROT JUICE
There are two ways to make the carrot juice for this cocktail. One is slightly better than the other, but the other is faster, so you can take your pick. Personally, if I was making this drink for Miguel and myself, I’d probably use the blender method. But, if I was making it for guests to try, the stovetop method would be the way to go.
Stovetop method: this method takes longer to prep but results in pure carrot juice without any pulp. For the stovetop method, you’ll grate carrots on a box grater into a saucepan, then add the ginger, tarragon, sugar, and water. You’ll want to boil the mixture, then simmer it for about 20 minutes. Finally, you’ll pour everything through a fine mesh strainer into a cocktail shaker and add the alcohol and optional egg white, shake it up, and viola! This is the method I'm going to include in the recipe instructions.
Blender method*: with this method, you’ll essentially place all of the ingredients—minus the alcohol—into a blender, blend everything up for one minute, then pour the mixture through a fine mesh strainer. Then, you can add however much alcohol you want to it. The downside to this method is that, even when you run the mixture through a strainer, there may be some carrot pulp that still gets into the drink. I recommend this method if you're in a time crunch; otherwise, go with the stovetop method.
*if you own a juicer, that works too and is even faster and better than a blender
Whatever method you decide on, I hope this carrot juice cocktail makes an appearance into your life.
OTHER COCKTAIL RECIPES
Ginger Carrot Juice Cocktail
- 4 carrots
- 1" piece fresh ginger
- ¾ teaspoon dried tarragon
- 2 tablespoon sugar
- 2 ½ cups water
- 3 oz. tequila or vodka
- 1 egg white optional
- Use a box grater to grate carrots over a saucepan. Then, add ginger, tarragon, sugar, and water to the saucepan.
- Bring mixture to a boil, then simmer for 20 minutes.
- Pour mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl, allowing it to cool before using.
- Before serving: pour carrot juice into a cocktail shaker, then add tequila/vodka and an egg white. Shake it up, then pour it into glasses.