When I started toying with this idea of taking carrots and making a healthy version of a mojito, I got excited. Not bad tasting at all! The carrot juice taste is so subtle, and the color makes it oh-so-sexy and refreshing!
- 3 oz. Bacardi Rum
- 3 oz. carrot juice*
- 3.5 oz simple syrup*
- 1/2 lemon
- 6 mint leaves
- Splash of club soda
In martini shaker, add rum, carrot juice, simple syrup and ice. Muddle mint leaves using mortar and pestle. Add mint leaves. Squeeze lemon into mix. Shake well. Pour into cocktail or tall glass. Top with club soda and garnish with pretty mint leaf.
For Carrot Juice:
- 3 long carrots
- 1.5 tbsp. honey, peeled and chopped
- 1/4 c. water
Add carrots, honey and water to blender. Blend on high for 35 seconds. Using colander, strain all pulp and pour carrot juice in separate glass. This yields about 1/4-3/4 cup of fresh carrot juice.
For simple syrup:
Equal parts water and sugar. Bring to boil until sugar has dissolved and water is clear. Chill before using.