Spiced Carrot Margarita

By: Hannah Lee Leidy
Carrot Margarita
Image by Shell Royster

To really push the winter blues away, Tiffanie Barriere reaches beyond the dark and moody spirits: Tequila. “Margaritas bring people to a happy place,” she says. “You think about sitting on a beach in Mexico.”

For the wintertime, she says, people tend to forget they can still have a margarita; adding a savory element keeps it feeling seasonal. In this case, Barriere uses fresh carrot juice.  

This margarita’s vibrant orange hue comes from fresh carrot juice, utilizing an abundant cold-weather crop to take tequila to a whole new level. A swirl of cinnamon nods to both ingredients’ earthy undertone.

Created by Tiffanie Barriere

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Serves 1

  • 3/4 ounce lime juice
  • plus more for rimming the glass (optional)
  • Cinnamon-salt mixture for rimming glass (optional)
  • 2 ounces reposado tequila
  • 1/2 ounce agave
  • 1 ounce carrot juice
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • Garnish: Thin carrot slice

Optionally, prepare a rocks glass by rimming with lime juice and dipping into cinnamon-salt mixture; set aside. In a cocktail tin filled with ice, combine tequila, agave, carrot juice, cinnamon, and 3/4 ounce lime juice. Shake until chilled, then strain into a prepared glass over fresh ice and garnish.

  • Created by Tiffanie Barriere

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