Carrot Margaritas! Kick off spring and Cinco de Mayo with a seasonal carrot cocktail. This spring margarita features sweet carrot juice, fresh lime juice, ginger, and of course, tequila!

Photograph of carrot cocktails with carrot tops as garnish set on a white wood table.How do you make a carrot cocktail?

Making a carrot cocktail is easier than you may think. No need for any special equipment like a juicer or a blender. This carrot margarita uses bottled 100% carrot juice. Yes, I’m not juicing my own carrots for this, would you?

Using bottled juice makes this carrot cocktail stupid simple to whip up.

Here’s all you need to do to make these carrot margaritas:

  1. Salt the rim of two rocks glasses; fill with ice.
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  3. Add carrot juice, tequila, liqueur (or syrup), and lime juice to shaker.
  4. Secure lid on shaker and shake until chilled.
  5. Strain carrot margarita into prepared glasses and garnish.
  6. Enjoy!

Looking for more margarita recipes? I’ve got a whole archive!

Overhead photograph of carrot cocktails with carrot tops as garnish set on a white wood table.Carrot Juice Vodka Cocktail

If you aren’t much of a tequila person, you can easily make a carrot cocktail using vodka.

Carrot Juice Vodka Cocktail ideas:

Ginger and Carrot Vodka Cooler

  • Use vodka instead of tequila
  • Swap the lime juice out for lemon juice

Carrot Moscow Mule

  • Use vodka instead of tequila
  • Swap ginger beer in for the ginger liqueur and use a bit more
  • Add a dash of bitters

Spiced Carrot Martini

  • Use vodka instead of tequila
  • Leave out the lime juice
  • Add a pinch of ground cinnamon and nutmeg

Photograph of carrot cocktails with carrot tops as garnish set on a white wood table.

This carrot margarita was inspired by a carrot mimosa I enjoyed during brunch at Cafe Alma in Minneapolis. If you live in the Midwest, I highly recommend stopping by for brunch and sitting at the breakfast bar. The food is outstanding, as is the service, and the carrot mimosa is a must.

Make sure to tag me @zestfulkitchen on Instagram or comment below if you make this carrot margarita! To pin this recipe and save it for later, you can click the butter on any of the photos above. Cheers!  

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Carrot Margaritas

  • Author: Lauren
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cocktails 1x
  • Category: Cocktails/drinks
  • Method: Shaker
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

Refreshing, lightly sweet and absolutely stunning, these carrot margaritas are perfect for entertaining or serving at brunch!


Ingredients

Scale
  • Margarita salt (optional)
  • 5 ounces 100% bottled carrot juice
  • 3 ounces tequila blanco
  • 1 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 1 ½ ounce ginger liqueur (such as Domaine De Canton) or syrup*
  • Carrot tops for garnish (optional)

Instructions

Place salt in a shallow dish.

Dip rims of two rocks glasses in water (or run a lime wedge around rim) then lightly dip rims in salt; fill with ice.

Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice, add carrot juice, tequila, liqueur (or syrup), and lime juice; secure lid and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled.

Strain margarita into prepared glasses and garnish with carrot tops.


Notes

To make a ginger simple syrup:

  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2-inch knob fresh ginger, chopped
  • Pinch salt

Combine water, sugar, ginger, and salt in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and cook 1 minute, remove from heat and cool completely. Pour syrup through a fine mesh sieve; store syrup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month. 


Nutrition

  • Calories: 181
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Sodium: 50mg
  • Fat: 0g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: Carrot Cocktail, Carrot Margarita, Healthy Margarita

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Lauren Grant is a professional culinary food scientist, food writer, recipe developer, and food photographer. Lauren is a previous magazine editor and test kitchen developer and has had work published in major national publications including Diabetic Living Magazine, Midwest Living Magazine, Cuisine at Home Magazine, EatingWell.com, AmericasTestKitchen.com, and more.

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