Don’t Judge Me Mondays: The Carrot Cake
I knew right away when I decided on carrot as the Flavor of the Month that I wanted to share a carrot cake cocktail. It seemed like it would be fun capture those flavors in a drink! This cocktail doesn’t taste exactly like the dessert but you definitely get the idea when drinking it. 🙂
Let’s get to it!
Start by filling your cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add your carrot juice, OJ, coconut rum, cognac, and cinnamon. I don’t have a juicer so I just bought carrot juice but you could also use your own juice if you want to make some (sidetone: those of you with juicers, are they worth having an extra appliance around?). When I think of carrot cake, coconut, spice and raisins are the flavors (other than carrot) that come to mind so I wanted to mimic those flavors in the drink. I used the Cognac to mimic that raisin flavor.
Pop the top on and shake vigorously for a few seconds. Pour into a large martini glass and enjoy. I chose not to do a garnish for this drink, because I like the vibrant orange of the carrot to stand on its own.
This cocktail has a nice sweetness from the carrot that’s not overbearing and a hint of warmth from the Cognac and cinnamon.
What’s a dessert you’d like to see in cocktail form?
- 4 ounces carrot juice
- 1 ounce freshly squeezed orange juice
- 1 ounce coconut rum
- 1/2 ounces cognac
- pinch of cinnamon
- Fill cocktail shaker halfway with ice.
- Add carrot juice, OJ, coconut rum, cognac, and cinnamon.
- Pop top on and shake vigorously a few seconds.
- Pour into a large martini glass.