Carrot Mimosas and Carrot and Cilantro Coolers were served at our Out of the Weeds Product Launch Party October 23rd, and I’ve received texts, emails and Facebook messages asking for the recipes. I guess you liked them. As we were planning the menu for the party, I collaborated with Three Birds Tavern talented hospitality princess, Monique, on the cocktail list and she came up with several tantalizing temptations. We chose these two, spotlighting one of the stars of the celebration, CARROTS, and here are the recipes (just in time for your Sunday brunch cocktail):
What will I need? Champagne flutes, chilled carrot juice (either freshly pressed or a bottled brand such as Bolthouse Farms, dry sparkling wine (we love Prosecco), and carrot stems or parsley sprigs for garnish.
What’s next? Add carrot juice (it doesn’t take much) and sparkling wine to a champagne flute and garnish with carrot stems or parsley sprigs. We also garnished with these sunburst carrot discs, just for fun. Yep, it’s that easy!
What will I need? Herradura Silver tequila, carrot juice, orange juice, agave nectar, cilantro leaves and carrot discs. Serve in either a mason jar or highball glass.
What’s next? Mix following quantities in a tin with ice for one cocktail, fine strain into glass and garnish with carrot disc and/or cilantro leaf.
- 2 oz. Herradura Silver tequila
- .75 oz. carrot juice
- .5 oz. orange
- .5 oz. agave nectar (or simple syrup)
- Pinch of cilantro leaves
- Sliced carrot (for garnish)
- Cilantro leaves (for garnish)
Many enjoyed a Carrot Mimosa during our celebratory toast, and some enjoyed several mimosas and coolers as the party continued into the night (as evidence shows here). Anyone know whose table that was? We think you’ll love them, and guess what? We are working on a vegetable infused healthy cocktail list at Three Birds Tavern, featuring not only these two delicious treats, but we’re also testing Bloody Marias, using our Roasted Tomato dressing, Celery and Cilantro cocktail, Bell Pepper Breeze, Red Bell Pepper Infused Rum, Beet Martinis, Beet Blast, and a Jalapeno Margarita. Stay tuned!
Cheers to your Sunday,