Carrot + Garden Mint MargaritasJump to Recipe
A few years ago on my first trip to Cabo, I discovered Flora Farm‘s infamous farmaritas- AKA carrot margaritas. Before I dive in to this, I’ll quickly state that Flora Farms still remains one of my favorite restaurants I’ve ever been to. Their field to table trademark, justifies the entire experience- from the food they serve to the striking earthy ambiance. I still reminisce about it from time to time and can’t wait until the next time I’m back there. *We ARE keeping our vacation to Cabo this year but remaining in one location due to COVID-19 restrictions.* I could go on and on about the craftiness of this gorgeous place, but for the sake of time, I’ll place their website link here for you to take a look for yourself. It’s truly a place that can’t be mistaken, or missed when in Cabo.
So, to bring a *similar* Flora Farms atmosphere in to our kitchen this week (Cabo on our minds) I decided to re-master the garden fresh farmarita at home.
And I have to say, it’s pretty dang close- with a few minor changes. Our mint plant magically took off these past couple weeks, so of course what better way to use it up than in a fresh cocktail? Mojitos with fresh mint are always a favorite of mine in the summer months, but this carrot margarita comes in a very close second. Now that I’ve mastered the recipe, I can’t wait until our next gathering (post quarantine) to share with everyone. It pairs so perfectly for a pretty brunch cocktail or sipping by a pool. Well, we actually don’t have a pool, but IF we did it’d be perfect right?
The ingredients are brilliantly simple and very accessible. If you’re a little puzzled on where to get fresh carrot juice, I’ve got those details and more below. So make sure to scroll on and get them all for your next at home happy hour! Cheers.
100% Organic Carrot Juice
Make sure the only ingredient is carrots- no weird stuff. I buy mind at Trader Joe’s.
Your Favorite Tequila
Pretty Margarita Glasses
How gorgeous are these from Anthro?
Cocktail Shaker OR Large Mason Jar with Lid
A staple for all drinks this summer.
Lime Juice + Fresh Orange Juice
I use Santa Cruz for a lime juice shortcut (definitely hate squeezing those things for hours on end).
I use this in all my homemade margarita recipes.
Fresh Mint Leaves
Using ours out of the garden.
Optional- but it’s the purest sparkling water I’ve ever had (and it’s from Mexico!) I like to add a splash or two to most of my cocktails at home.
Find the full recipe below, and don’t forget to tag me in your happy hour on Instagram! I’ll be there dreaming of Mexico with you.
Carrot + Garden Mint Margaritas
- 2 oz tequila
- 2 oz pure carrot juice
- 1 oz lime juice
- 1 oz orange juice fresh
- 1.5 tsp light agave
- 2 mint leaves fresh
- splash topo chico (optional)
- salt and red pepper flakes to garnish (optional)
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Add the tequila, carrot juice, lime juice, orange juice, and agave and shake well.
- Rim a glass with salt (optional) and fill with ice.
- Strain in to the prepared glass.
- Pour in a splash of topo chico to finish.
- Garnish with mint leaves and optional red pepper flakes. Enjoy!