If you’re looking for a fresh and unique new cocktail, this Carrot Margarita is absolutely for you. Sweet carrot juice pairs so well with crisp tequila mixed with orange flavors creates the most refreshing marg.
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Flora Farms inspired Carrot Margarita
I sipped on my first carrot margarita at Flora Farms in Cabo San Lucas on a family vacation. I’m not a huge carrot girlie, but I was WOWed. It was unlike any margarita I’ve ever had! We ordered them in the garden before dinner and it was the perfect refresher to our meal. So delicious I knew I needed to make them for the blog!
Flora Farms is an organic farm in the foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains. Flora’s Field Kitchen is their on-site restaurant focused on hand-made food and farm fresh ingredients. And this Carrot Margarita highlights these aspects of their roots.
The cocktail starts with tequila, triple sec, and lime as a classic margarita would, but add in fresh carrot juice with a bit of orange for a wonderful sipping experience.
Ingredients you'll need
- Juice - Carrot and Orange Juice will give this margarita its flavor.
- Lime - Fresh lime juice is a staple in any margarita. The citrus balances out all of the flavors.
- Liquor - Silver tequila and triple sec will both be used. The triple sec is for sweetness and can be substituted with simple syrup if desired.
- Garnish - Salt and sugar for the rim, shaved carrot, lime wedge, and orange slice.
See the recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.
Substitutions and Variations
- Liquor: Feel free to switch out the tequila for mezcal if that’s something you enjoy. Grand Marnier or Cointreau can be used in place of the Triple Sec.
- Juice: Instead of Orange Juice, try grapefruit or even a peach juice. Both would pair nicely with the carrot.
- Salt: If you don’t love a salted rim, do a sugar one instead! It will take the sweetness up a notch, too.
How to Make This Recipe
1. Pour the salt onto a small plate. Rim each class with an orange wedge. Then, dip into the salt.
2. Add ice into each glass. I prefer slightly crushed.
3. In a cocktail shaker, add crushed ice, tequila, carrot juice, orange juice, triple sec, and lime juice. Give it a good shake.
4. Pour into each glass and garnish with fresh mint sprig, orange slice, or shaved garden carrot. Enjoy!
We don’t have any bubbles in this drink, so you could definitely make in advance. Just leave out the ice until ready to enjoy, so your cocktail doesn’t get watered down. Store in the fridge for up to 1 week, then shake with ice just before consuming. A great option if you want to make it in bulk!
Nope! I used store-bought, bottled carrot juice. If you’ve got your own juicer and own carrots, however, use freshly squeezed juice if desired!
I love this Carrot Margarita as a pre-dinner drink. It’s refreshing and sets your taste buds up for an adventure of whatever’s on the menu.
It's the perfect easter cocktail if you want to get festive! Or Cinco De Mayo when any and all margaritas are being made.
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- Cocktail shaker
- small plate
- 3 oz carrot juice
- 3 oz orange juice
- 1 lime
- 3 oz silver tequila
- 1.5 oz triple sec
- 2 cups crushed ice
- salt/sugar, for rimming
- orange slice, for rimming/garnish
- carrot ribbon, for garnish
- lime wedge, for garnish
- Pour the salt onto a small plate. Rim each class with an orange wedge. Then, dip into the salt.
- Add ice into each glass.
- In a cocktail shaker, add crushed ice, tequila, carrot juice, orange juice, triple sec, and lime juice. Give it a good shake.
- Pour into each glass and garnish with fresh mint sprig, orange slice, or shaved garden carrot. Enjoy!
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If you're using MyFitnessPal, search 'A Paige Of Positivity' and find Carrot Margarita calories and nutrition facts. Disclaimer: for most accurate macronutrients and caloric breakdown, it is recommended that you input each ingredient into your MyFitnessPal food diary.
NOTE: this is counting the alcohol as strictly carbs - remember, if you are counting your macros & alcohol, this is a good reference: Macrostax | How To Calculate Alcohol for Macro Counting
TO COUNT YOUR ALCOHOL AS A CARBOHYDRATE: Use the total number of calories in a drink divided by 4 (Example: 5 ounces of Red Zinfandel = 132 calories 132 calories/4 = 33g Carbs. TO COUNT YOUR ALCOHOL AS A FAT: Use the total number of calories in a drink divided by 9 (Example: 5 ounces of Red Zinfandel = 132 calories 132 calories/9 = 15g Fat) TO COUNT YOUR ALCOHOL AS BOTH A CARBOHYDRATE AND A FAT: Use the a portion of the total number of calories in a drink divided by 4 Use the remainder of the total number of calories in a drink divided by 9. Example: 5 ounces of Red Zinfandel = 132 calories 66 calories/4 = 16.5g Carbs 66 calories/9 = 7g Fat
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