This Carrot Moscow Mule is a vegetable twist on the classic cocktail! And hey, adding carrot juice means it’s practically like drinking salad, right?
Carrot Moscow Mule
The classic Moscow Mule includes vodka, ginger beer, lime juice and ice in a tall glass. But I wanted to create a Moscow Mule with a twist. I was thinking about what works well with the ginger and lime flavours and instantly thought that fresh carrot juice would be perfect – and it is!
Carrot juice has long been my go-to hangover cure, so I love adding it straight into the cocktail. It makes it feel a little more virtuous and a bit less naughty. It also makes it wonderfully bright orange in colour!
The subtle natural sweetness of the carrot juice works well with the ginger and lime. The ginger ale’s heat is toned down a little by the carrot juice, and then enlivened with the tart lime juice.
I made this Carrot Moscow Mule cocktail for thebar.com, a fantastic repository of cocktail recipes, from the perfect Old Fashioned to the classic Mojito. Head over to their site and check out the fab range of classic cocktail recipes.
They asked me to share my favourite classic cocktail recipe, with a personal twist and I chose the Moscow Mule.
I love the traditional Moscow Mule and it always reminds me of my first years in London, working in a bar and partying any chance I got with my best friend. We both loved the spicy gingery cocktail. Now, years later, the smell of ginger and lime always takes me back to those halcyon days.
Get the recipe!
- 150ml (5floz/ ⅔ cup) ginger ale
- 100ml (3.3floz/ ½ cup) vodka
- 100ml (3.3floz/ ½ cup) carrot juice (store bought or freshly juiced)
- 2 dashes angostura bitters
- Squeeze of lime juice
- Cocktail sticks
- 1 carrot
- 1 lime
- Fill 2 tall glasses with ice.
- Divide the ginger ale, vodka, carrot juice, angostura bitters and lime juice between the glasses.
- Top up with further ginger beer to fill the glasses.
- To serve, peel the carrot and then use a vegetable peeler to peel ribbons. Create twists of lime zest.
- Thread the carrot ribbon onto cocktail sticks and add a twist of lime zest.
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