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
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