If you have seen Ping’s Carrot Cocktail (Ping’s Pickings), I am sure it has stayed engraved in your memory as one of the most unusual drinks in the world. Vegetable juice is not something frequently seen in cocktail recipes, so even though I love both carrot juice and rum, I hesitated for a couple of weeks before making it. When I finally did, I simplified it and opted for a brave, only carrot and rum mixture (Ping has included some other ingredients, click here to see her recipe).
This beautiful cocktail was refreshing, slightly tart and the rum gave this innocent-looking glass a wicked and very pleasant twist. Drinking healthy carrot juice with the obvious presence of high percentage liquor is a very amusing experience. Definitely not for children, but strongly recommended, especially to carrot juice fans! Thank you, Ping, for this amazing drink idea I would never dare tasting if it wasn’t for your enthusiasm and encouraging words.
TIP: I used bottled carrot juice which included some lemon juice, which made the drink slightly tart. If you press the juice on your own, taste it to check if it’s not too sweet and add one tablespoon lemon juice in order to obtain a slightly tangy result.
Preparation: 5 minutes
Ingredients (serves 1):
150 ml very cold carrot juice
(1 tablespoon lemon juice for those who prefer tart cocktails)
4 tablespoons white rum
Pour the juice(s) into a glass.
Add the rum, give it a stir and add at least one big ice cube.