With Easter this weekend I’ve got dinner and dessert on my mind but I also have cocktails on mind (of course, have you met me?) I love a good themed cocktail more than anyone so when I was thinking about what I was going to do for Easter of course my mind went right towards carrots, which led me to this uh-mazing Buzzed Bunny Easter Cocktail.
What’s a Buzzed Bunny Easter Cocktail you say? Well, it’s a refreshing combination of carrot juice, pineapple juice, lemon juice, ginger, mint and gin. It is unlike any cocktail I’ve ever had – and that’s saying a lot because homegirl loves a good drink.
If you’ve never had carrot juice, don’t shy away from it and think ew. It’s totally not ew, especially if you like carrots.
I was first introduced to carrot juice by my husband when vacationing. We were visiting a beach resort area on Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and he ordered Jugo de Zanahoria, or carrot juice, to go along with his breakfast. Never shying away from a new food or drink I had to give it a try. I was hooked. It was delicious and from that moment on, I’ve been a carrot juice lover.
To begin, I combined the carrot juice, pineapple juice, grated ginger, lemon juice and gin in a cocktail shaker over ice and gave it good shake. From there, I poured the drink into a rocks glass over ice and added fresh mint and a lemon slice.
I mean seriously, so, so good. Almost too good. It almost feels healthy – just go with it.
- 1 small piece of ginger root, finely grated
- 1 oz. sweetened pineapple juice
- 3 oz fresh carrot juice
- juice from half of a lemon
- 1.5 oz gin
- mint sprig
- Prepare cocktail shaker with ice.Grate ginger directly into cocktail shaker. Add remaining pineapple juice, carrot juice, lemon juice and gin. Shake cocktail shaker vigorously. Strain into over ice into cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon slice and fresh mint sprig.
- While drinking, press mint into bottom of glass with cocktail stirrer or straw to release oils from the mint for extra flavor.
So there you have it, the Buzzed Bunny Easter Cocktail. That’s all, folks! (see what I just did there?)
Cheers and Happy Easter!
This post was written by Linda Arceo for Giggles, Gobbles and Gulps. All rights reserved.