Thanks to everyone who came out and saw me at the Chandler Craft Spirits Festival.
I will get all the details up about the class in a different post but I promised to get the recipe up for the Carrot-Ginger cocktail I made in my demo because so many of you asked for it.
- 2 Ounces Vodka
- 1 Ounce Carrot-Ginger Syrup (below)
- 1 Ounce fresh lemon juice
Stir over ice until chilled and serve in a coupe glass (my favorite way). Since the class was all about how to make easy cocktails at home you can also feel free to stir it together right in the glass you are drinking from and fill it with ice. We won't judge you!
If vodka isn't your thing you might try gin or tequila. The carrot pairs nicely with both of those spirits.
Syrups are my favorite way to add flavor to cocktails. They are easy to make and there are endless options. Here is the recipe for the carrot-ginger.
- 1 Quart Jar of Organic Carrot Juice
- 1 Piece of fresh ginger about 2" long cut into large pieces
- 3 cups sugar
Place ingredients in to pan and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to med-low. Continue to slow boil until the mixture reduces by half. This can take awhile depending on your heat level. I cooked my for well over an hour. But you don't really need to watch it just stop back by and check on it once in awhile. Let it sit overnight to really let the ginger flavor come through. Then place in a glass jar in the fridge. Will keep for 1-2 weeks. But trust me there are so many uses for this you won't have to worry about that.
The carrot-ginger is really versatile. Trying replacing the simple syrup in an old fashioned. Or pair with rum and pineapple in a tiki cocktail. I also mixed it with Gin, Dry Curaçao, and orange bitters over ice. The herbal flavors of the Gin pair nicely with carrot.