In honor of Cinco De Mayo, I figured I'd share a favorite margarita recipe that will literally blog your mind. And I know what you're thinking...Carrot Margarita?? Gross. Wrong! This Carrot Margarita recipe is inspired by Flora Farms in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
This margarita is everything you could ask for in a good margarita: refreshing, not to sweet, a kick of spice, and only a few ingredients making it easy to make (and drink). Not to mention, carrot juice is good for you...so have a few ;-)
For those of you celebrating Cinco De Mayo tonight, or just planning a summer BBQ or night with friends, this Carrot Margarita is a must-have and will blow everyone's mind!
- 4 ounces fresh carrot juice (you can juice your carrots or buy 100% carrot juice from the store)
- 2 ounces tequila (use your favorite brand)
- 1/2 ounce fresh orange juice
- 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
- 1/2 ounce cointreau (orange liqueur)
- 1/2 ounce simple syrup
- Fresh peeled carrots with stems, for garnish
- 1 pinch red pepper flakes
- Salt to rim the glass
Wet rim of glass with lime juice and press into salt. Chill glass. Flora Farms put the Carrot Margarita in a mason jar, which is a cute and rustic idea.
Combine carrot juice, lime juice, orange juice, simple syrup, cointreau, and tequila in a cocktail shaker with some ice cubes. Shake until chilled, about 30-40 seconds.
Strain over ice and into a glass (or mason car).
For garnish, sprinkle some chili flakes on top with a fresh carrot with green stem. You can also add a sliced lime to the rim for color.