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Get Drunk on Easter With These 22 Carrot Cocktails

22 carrot cocktails to ring in Easter drinking.

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Nothing makes vegetable juice taste better than booze. Be it rye, mezcal, rum or pisco. And with this fine selection of carrot cocktails around the country, most of them made with actual carrot juice, drinkers can happily score their recommended daily vitamin requirements ... probably. In any case, these are certainly the perfect liquid tribute to Easter, as well as spring.

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1. Knife

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5300 E Mockingbird Ln
Dallas, TX 75206

The aptly named Bug's Reward calls for a mix of rum, carrot, lemon, maple, egg white and ginger ale. Its resemblance to a carrot is purely intentional. [Photo: The Knife at the Highland Dallas]

2. The NoMad Bar

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10 W 28th St
New York, NY 10001
(212) 796-1500
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The NoMad Bar's Spicy Carrot Colada is available two ways: warm for a carrot cake-like concoction and cold for something a bit bitter but coconut-y. Think Angostura Bitters, Blackstrap Rum, Foro Amaro, toasted coconut, Yaya carrots, and pineapple. [Photo: Nick Solares]

3. True Food Kitchen

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2910 District Ave #170
Fairfax, VA 22031
(571) 326-1616

The Root & Remedy by beverage director Mat Snapp adheres to the principals of restaurant co-owner and holistic health author Dr. Andrew Weil's anti-inflammatory diet. Snapp mixes fresh-pressed carrot and beet juice from the restaurant's juice bar with ginger and tumeric, housemade honey lemonade and then booster shots of Prairie organic vodka and Ancho Reyes Liqueur. This holistic health in a cocktail is available in all TFK locations. [Photo: True Food Kitchen]

4. The Black Ant

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60 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10003
(212) 598-0300
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The Black Ant's Devil in Oaxaca has got everything a growing boozer needs: mezcal, carrot juice, cilantro, lemon, orange bitters, cinnamon. "Smoky and sweet play off one another nicely," says partner Jorge Guzman. "Plus carrot is healthy and gives you a good vitamin boost." [Photo: The Black Ant]

5. Melrose Umbrella Co

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7465 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 951-0709
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Even though Melrose Umbrella Co. drink maker Zachary Patterson is allergic to carrots he created “Hop Scotch #2," a mix of carrot, Chivas 12, Atlantico Reserva, Earl Grey Tea, and cinnamon brown sugar syrup. Naturally R&D took some time but he had an Epi pen standing by. [Photo by Christine Solomon]

6. Nitecap

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120 Rivington St
New York, NY 10002
(212) 466-3361
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From general manager Natasha David is the light and refreshing Wildcat, which calls for Pimms, carrot juice, lemon juice, Aperol, ginger, cucumber, and a dash of absinthe served over crushed ice. The booze is barely discernible and the drink tastes just like a fresh juice. With an eye-catching garnish. [Photo: Kat Odell ]

7. Pistola

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8022 W 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 951-9800
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Bartender Aaron Melendrez's health nut tendencies are showing in his Rabbit Not a Rat cocktail. It's made with fresh carrot juice, honey, lemon, and cayenne pepper. But there's some Bacardi Superior rum in there, too. [Photo: Caroline Pardilla]

8. Trick Dog

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3010 20th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 471-2999
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For its Chinese restaurant-themed cocktail menu, Trick Dog's #8 drink mixes carrot with Tapatio Blanco tequila, Aveze, La Garrocha amontillado, lemon, and Vieux Pontarlier absinthe. [Photo: Sonya Yu]

9. Wallsé

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344 W 11th St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 352-2300
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Beverage director Leo Schneeman's Karotte has been the most popular cocktail at the Michelin-starred restaurant for the past year. Created as a collaboration between the bar and kitchen, Leo Schneeman takes the kitchen's carrot juice reduction and spices it up with Olmeca Altos Tequila and Tabasco, and balances the drink with agave nectar and fresh lime juice. [Photo: Wallsé]

10. ¡Chino!

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3198 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 552-5771
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The MF, which stands for bartender Michael Fleury's initials, is a vibrant mix of savory, smokey and refreshing thanks to Hakushu 12-year Japanese whiskey, white miso, carrots, ginger, and some sparkling wine. "The Hakushu brought this slight peatiness to the drink and gave it a calming and smooth, refreshing quality combined with the earthiness of the carrots. Not to mention the umami from the white miso," says bar manager Danny Louie. [Photo: Chino]

11. Odd Duck

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1201 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 433-6521
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Odd Duck has several vegetable cocktails on its menu thanks to its friendship with many local farms. Sip on the refreshing Carrot Moscow Mule, a draft drink with house made ginger beer, Winfield Farms carrots, and agave. [Photo: Odd Duck/Facebook]

12. Bestia

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2121 E 7th Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 514-5724
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Fresh out of R&D is this one by bartender Iluggy Recinos called Conejo Blanco with lime, cane sugar, white carrot juice, yellow chartreuse, mezcal, salt, celery bitters, and chili oil dotting the foam.

13. Bell Book & Candle

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141 W 10th St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 414-2355
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For the Tiger Boys cocktail, which was inspired by its staff, Bell Book & Candle spikes carrot juice with Espolón Reposado Tequila and then spices it up with cardamon, ginger, and lemon. "We wanted to create a cocktail for our staff since they work so hard. We call them tigers. We created a drink as an homage; one that is savory, nutty yet bright in flavor though the smokiness," says drink creator Cat Brackett. [Photo: Paul Wagtouicz]

14. Urchin Bistrot

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584 Valencia
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 861-1844
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For a subtle sip stop by Urchin late night on the weekends or during brunch and try bar manager Rafael Jimenez Rivera and bartender Darius Naderi's collaboration, Down the Rabbit Hole. It's made with Karlsson's vodka, R.W. Knudsen carrot juice, lemon, rosemary syrup, topped with ginger beer and served tall on rocks. "The idea was to make a cocktail that was light and refreshing, bright in flavor and thirst quenching," says Rivera. [Photo: Rafael Jimenez Rivera]

15. Arnaud's French 75 Bar

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813 Bienville St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 523-5433
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For Easter, bartender Chris Hannah of this James Beard-nominated bar is mixing the Zoot Root Riot, a Pisco cocktail he had originally created for a California-themed menu. "We were having fun with the fresh/healthy West Coast vibe," he says. He decided to go with pisco as it brings "earthy, sweet notes" to the naturally sweet cocktail of carrot, beet, and pineapple. [Photo: Chris Hannah]

16. Gracias Madre

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8905 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 978-2170
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For his new spring menu, bartender Jason Eisner created a fun way to cool down: the Wascally Wabbit boozy sno-cone. It's fresh carrot-apple-ginger juices and tequila topped with a cucumber lime ginger raspado, aka a Mexican sno-cone. [Photo: Gracias Madre]

17. Trenchermen

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2039 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 661-1540
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Bar manager Pablo Mata created the Carrot & the Mule as an approachable but challenging cocktail for vodka drinkers. The carrot plays cooling counterpart to the explosive spiciness of the fresh ginger in the housemade ginger beer, which is then mixed with vodka and citrus. It's a good thing this carrot-y Moscow Mule is on tap as it's the most popular cocktail here. [Photo: Trenchermen]

18. Cafe 78 at MOCAD

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4454 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 832-6622
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The cocktails at newbie MOCAD bar are named after Pantone colors because, you know, it's in an art museum. So ask for the carrot-colored cocktail, Pantone 1595. "The drink itself is lightly herbal, slightly spiced, fresh, and invigorating. The light sweetness in it comes in the form of a outstandingly rich sherry, Pedro Ximénez," says manager and drink maker Chris Vanderginst. [Photo: Marvin Shaouni]

19. Due & Proper

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2235 Village Walk Dr
Henderson, NV 89052
(705) 798-7000
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The influence of NYC's Dead Rabbit bar extends far West to Henderson, Nevada, where Due & Proper created the Dead Rabbit. It's an ode to the New York bar in the form of a whiskey cocktail with Teeling Irish rum cask whiskey, Ancho Reyes chili liqueur, lemon, simple syrup, carrot juice, egg whites, cinnamon, and micro carrot garnish. [Photo: Due & Proper/Facebook]

20. Órale! Mexican Kitchen

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341 Grove St
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 333-0001
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Bartender Maggie Vargas brings the heat with the Carrot Ginger cocktail: Tequila, carrot, ginger, tumeric, citrus, and agave. "We really wanted to highlight the carrot in a refreshing cocktail. Pairing a root vegetable with a lowland earthy tequila and citrus happened to be an unlikely but amazing pair which turned out great!" says partner Alex Mendelsohn. [Photo: Orale Mexican Kitchen]

21. Harper & Rye

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1695 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109

The Victor & Nancy, which recently got a shout-out in the San Francisco Chronicle, is one of the more popular cocktails here. A spicy mix of mezcal, carrot juice, lime, and citrus chile powder. [Photo: Harper & Rye]

22. Drago Centro

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525 S Flower St
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 228-8998
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Despite its name, this orange drink deserves some consideration. The Don't Carrot All features Flor de Caña aged rum, Velvet Falernum, carrot, lime, and mint. [Photo: Drago Centro/Facebook]

1. Knife

5300 E Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75206

The aptly named Bug's Reward calls for a mix of rum, carrot, lemon, maple, egg white and ginger ale. Its resemblance to a carrot is purely intentional. [Photo: The Knife at the Highland Dallas]

5300 E Mockingbird Ln
Dallas, TX 75206

2. The NoMad Bar

10 W 28th St, New York, NY 10001

The NoMad Bar's Spicy Carrot Colada is available two ways: warm for a carrot cake-like concoction and cold for something a bit bitter but coconut-y. Think Angostura Bitters, Blackstrap Rum, Foro Amaro, toasted coconut, Yaya carrots, and pineapple. [Photo: Nick Solares]

10 W 28th St
New York, NY 10001

3. True Food Kitchen

2910 District Ave #170, Fairfax, VA 22031

The Root & Remedy by beverage director Mat Snapp adheres to the principals of restaurant co-owner and holistic health author Dr. Andrew Weil's anti-inflammatory diet. Snapp mixes fresh-pressed carrot and beet juice from the restaurant's juice bar with ginger and tumeric, housemade honey lemonade and then booster shots of Prairie organic vodka and Ancho Reyes Liqueur. This holistic health in a cocktail is available in all TFK locations. [Photo: True Food Kitchen]

2910 District Ave #170
Fairfax, VA 22031

4. The Black Ant

60 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

The Black Ant's Devil in Oaxaca has got everything a growing boozer needs: mezcal, carrot juice, cilantro, lemon, orange bitters, cinnamon. "Smoky and sweet play off one another nicely," says partner Jorge Guzman. "Plus carrot is healthy and gives you a good vitamin boost." [Photo: The Black Ant]

60 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10003

5. Melrose Umbrella Co

7465 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Even though Melrose Umbrella Co. drink maker Zachary Patterson is allergic to carrots he created “Hop Scotch #2," a mix of carrot, Chivas 12, Atlantico Reserva, Earl Grey Tea, and cinnamon brown sugar syrup. Naturally R&D took some time but he had an Epi pen standing by. [Photo by Christine Solomon]

7465 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

6. Nitecap

120 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002

From general manager Natasha David is the light and refreshing Wildcat, which calls for Pimms, carrot juice, lemon juice, Aperol, ginger, cucumber, and a dash of absinthe served over crushed ice. The booze is barely discernible and the drink tastes just like a fresh juice. With an eye-catching garnish. [Photo: Kat Odell ]

120 Rivington St
New York, NY 10002

7. Pistola

8022 W 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Bartender Aaron Melendrez's health nut tendencies are showing in his Rabbit Not a Rat cocktail. It's made with fresh carrot juice, honey, lemon, and cayenne pepper. But there's some Bacardi Superior rum in there, too. [Photo: Caroline Pardilla]

8022 W 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048

8. Trick Dog

3010 20th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

For its Chinese restaurant-themed cocktail menu, Trick Dog's #8 drink mixes carrot with Tapatio Blanco tequila, Aveze, La Garrocha amontillado, lemon, and Vieux Pontarlier absinthe. [Photo: Sonya Yu]

3010 20th St
San Francisco, CA 94110

9. Wallsé

344 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014

Beverage director Leo Schneeman's Karotte has been the most popular cocktail at the Michelin-starred restaurant for the past year. Created as a collaboration between the bar and kitchen, Leo Schneeman takes the kitchen's carrot juice reduction and spices it up with Olmeca Altos Tequila and Tabasco, and balances the drink with agave nectar and fresh lime juice. [Photo: Wallsé]

344 W 11th St
New York, NY 10014

10. ¡Chino!

3198 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

The MF, which stands for bartender Michael Fleury's initials, is a vibrant mix of savory, smokey and refreshing thanks to Hakushu 12-year Japanese whiskey, white miso, carrots, ginger, and some sparkling wine. "The Hakushu brought this slight peatiness to the drink and gave it a calming and smooth, refreshing quality combined with the earthiness of the carrots. Not to mention the umami from the white miso," says bar manager Danny Louie. [Photo: Chino]

3198 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103

11. Odd Duck

1201 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

Odd Duck has several vegetable cocktails on its menu thanks to its friendship with many local farms. Sip on the refreshing Carrot Moscow Mule, a draft drink with house made ginger beer, Winfield Farms carrots, and agave. [Photo: Odd Duck/Facebook]

1201 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

12. Bestia

2121 E 7th Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Fresh out of R&D is this one by bartender Iluggy Recinos called Conejo Blanco with lime, cane sugar, white carrot juice, yellow chartreuse, mezcal, salt, celery bitters, and chili oil dotting the foam.

2121 E 7th Pl
Los Angeles, CA 90021

13. Bell Book & Candle

141 W 10th St, New York, NY 10014

For the Tiger Boys cocktail, which was inspired by its staff, Bell Book & Candle spikes carrot juice with Espolón Reposado Tequila and then spices it up with cardamon, ginger, and lemon. "We wanted to create a cocktail for our staff since they work so hard. We call them tigers. We created a drink as an homage; one that is savory, nutty yet bright in flavor though the smokiness," says drink creator Cat Brackett. [Photo: Paul Wagtouicz]

141 W 10th St
New York, NY 10014

14. Urchin Bistrot

584 Valencia, San Francisco, CA 94110

For a subtle sip stop by Urchin late night on the weekends or during brunch and try bar manager Rafael Jimenez Rivera and bartender Darius Naderi's collaboration, Down the Rabbit Hole. It's made with Karlsson's vodka, R.W. Knudsen carrot juice, lemon, rosemary syrup, topped with ginger beer and served tall on rocks. "The idea was to make a cocktail that was light and refreshing, bright in flavor and thirst quenching," says Rivera. [Photo: Rafael Jimenez Rivera]

584 Valencia
San Francisco, CA 94110

15. Arnaud's French 75 Bar

813 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70112

For Easter, bartender Chris Hannah of this James Beard-nominated bar is mixing the Zoot Root Riot, a Pisco cocktail he had originally created for a California-themed menu. "We were having fun with the fresh/healthy West Coast vibe," he says. He decided to go with pisco as it brings "earthy, sweet notes" to the naturally sweet cocktail of carrot, beet, and pineapple. [Photo: Chris Hannah]

813 Bienville St
New Orleans, LA 70112

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16. Gracias Madre

8905 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069

For his new spring menu, bartender Jason Eisner created a fun way to cool down: the Wascally Wabbit boozy sno-cone. It's fresh carrot-apple-ginger juices and tequila topped with a cucumber lime ginger raspado, aka a Mexican sno-cone. [Photo: Gracias Madre]

8905 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069

17. Trenchermen

2039 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Bar manager Pablo Mata created the Carrot & the Mule as an approachable but challenging cocktail for vodka drinkers. The carrot plays cooling counterpart to the explosive spiciness of the fresh ginger in the housemade ginger beer, which is then mixed with vodka and citrus. It's a good thing this carrot-y Moscow Mule is on tap as it's the most popular cocktail here. [Photo: Trenchermen]

2039 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

18. Cafe 78 at MOCAD

4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

The cocktails at newbie MOCAD bar are named after Pantone colors because, you know, it's in an art museum. So ask for the carrot-colored cocktail, Pantone 1595. "The drink itself is lightly herbal, slightly spiced, fresh, and invigorating. The light sweetness in it comes in the form of a outstandingly rich sherry, Pedro Ximénez," says manager and drink maker Chris Vanderginst. [Photo: Marvin Shaouni]

4454 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

19. Due & Proper

2235 Village Walk Dr, Henderson, NV 89052

The influence of NYC's Dead Rabbit bar extends far West to Henderson, Nevada, where Due & Proper created the Dead Rabbit. It's an ode to the New York bar in the form of a whiskey cocktail with Teeling Irish rum cask whiskey, Ancho Reyes chili liqueur, lemon, simple syrup, carrot juice, egg whites, cinnamon, and micro carrot garnish. [Photo: Due & Proper/Facebook]

2235 Village Walk Dr
Henderson, NV 89052

20. Órale! Mexican Kitchen

341 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Bartender Maggie Vargas brings the heat with the Carrot Ginger cocktail: Tequila, carrot, ginger, tumeric, citrus, and agave. "We really wanted to highlight the carrot in a refreshing cocktail. Pairing a root vegetable with a lowland earthy tequila and citrus happened to be an unlikely but amazing pair which turned out great!" says partner Alex Mendelsohn. [Photo: Orale Mexican Kitchen]

341 Grove St
Jersey City, NJ 07302

21. Harper & Rye

1695 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109

The Victor & Nancy, which recently got a shout-out in the San Francisco Chronicle, is one of the more popular cocktails here. A spicy mix of mezcal, carrot juice, lime, and citrus chile powder. [Photo: Harper & Rye]

1695 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109

22. Drago Centro

525 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Despite its name, this orange drink deserves some consideration. The Don't Carrot All features Flor de Caña aged rum, Velvet Falernum, carrot, lime, and mint. [Photo: Drago Centro/Facebook]

525 S Flower St
Los Angeles, CA 90071

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