Every cocktail on the bar menu of Fort Lauderdale restaurant Terra Mare contains a freshly pressed juice. “We wanted to use the natural characteristics of our fruits and vegetables to enhance our cocktails instead of sugars, syrups and other additives,” says general manager Ryan Zemel. For this Margarita riff named for the buxom redhead in the 1988 animated film, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” carrots, and their inherent sweetness, pretty much replace sugar.
This recipe originally appeared as part of “3 Vegetable-Heavy Cocktails You Can Make at Home.”
- 1 1/2 oz Milagro silver tequila
- 1/2 oz Cointreau
- 2 oz Carrot juice
- 1 oz Fresh orange juice
- 1/2 oz Fresh lime juice
- 1/2 oz Cilantro simple syrup*
- 3 slices Jalapeño pepper
- Garnish: Salt rim
- Garnish: Lime wheel
Rub a lime wedge on the outside of a Collins glass, coat with kosher salt, and set aside.
Add all the ingredients to a shaker with ice, and shake until well-chilled.
Strain into the prepared Collins glass over fresh ice.
Garnish with a lime wheel.
*Cilantro simple syrup: Combine 1 cup white sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan. Simmer until sugar dissolves, then remove from the heat. Add 1 cup loosely packed cilantro, muddle gently, and let steep for 40 minutes. Strain out solids, and store the syrup in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.