Inspired by the vibrant color and flavor of fresh carrots, this carrot cocktail adds three other earthy ingredients to the mix—turmeric, cinnamon and ginger—to complement the veggie’s inherent sweetness.
1¾ oz. tumeric-cinnamon vodka
1 oz. carrot juice
¾ oz. ginger liqueur
1 splash fresh lime juice
1 oz. absinthe
Garnish: sage leaf
Combine the vodka, carrot juice, lime juice and ginger liqueur in a mixing glass with ice. Stir until chilled. Rinse a rocks glass with absinthe, then discard remaining spirit. Place one large ice cube in the glass, then strain contents of mixing glass into the glass. Garnish.
Combine 10 oz. of vodka with 1 cinnamon stick and 1 Tbsp. of ground turmeric in a jar or bottle. Let sit for 3 days in a cool environment. Strain the ingredients out of the jar before using.
Jake Lefenfeld, Minnow, Baltimore
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