{drink it up} Carrot Ginger Mimosa

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April is a transitional month in my neck of the woods. At the start of the month, cold winds still blow and snowflakes dot the air. By the end of the month, the tulips and daffodils are in full blossom, and everything appears a bit hazy from the delicate buds that start to pop open on each tree.

It’s also a season of change for food. I start to clear out anything that was put-up in the pantry or freezer from the previous growing season in preparation for the new year’s bounty. Come April, cold storage carrots get transformed into myriad dishes to make room for the first nibble of spring veggies.

I made a carrot soup recently and found myself with a plentiful dose of leftover carrot juice. I was also in a cranky mood and really needed a cocktail. Hence, the Carrot Ginger Mimosa was born. Do your body good while you drink and add a serving of veggies to that boozy tipple.

RECIPE: CARROT GINGER MIMOSA

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 ounce Ginger Simple Syrup (recipe follows), cold
  • 4 ounces Carrot Juice, cold
  • 2 ounces Orange Juice, cold
  • Sparkling Wine or Ginger Ale, cold

METHODS

Fill a champagne flute (or glass of your choice) with carrot juice, ginger simple syrup, and orange juice (I used blood orange juice, because that’s what I had on-hand). Stir to combine. Top with sparkling wine or ginger ale (for a non-alcoholic option). Serve cold and immediately.

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Author:Deanna

Deanna N. Fox is a twentysomething entrepreneur and writer. She lives in Delanson, NY on an old farm and apple orchard with her four year old daughter Edith, and three year old son Eric (and a bunch of mangy animals). Deanna is dedicated to leading a stylish, sustainable lifestyle (while having fun!) and teaching others how to live similarly regardless of living situation via her blog Silly Goose Farm. Deanna was raised on similar principles amongst farms in Chenango County, NY, and believes that most of the world's problems can be solved by first ensuring everyone has access to good, wholesome food. When not hatching up new business ideas, renovating the farm or playing the in the dirt, Deanna can be found obsessing over boats, practicing for the World Bocce Championship with an adult libation in hand, or holding impromptu dance parties with her kids. More about Deanna can be found at www.deannafox.org.

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6 Comments on “{drink it up} Carrot Ginger Mimosa”

  1. April 16, 2013 at 9:35 am #

    That sounds so yum! I will definitely try to make it! Do you think I can use home made juice for this?

  2. April 16, 2013 at 9:42 am #

    Now that is my kind of mimosa! Looks delish!

  3. April 16, 2013 at 5:27 pm #

    this looks wonderful and refreshingly delicious!!!!!

  4. April 16, 2013 at 8:44 pm #

    Thanks for the great comments!

    @BeingZhenya – yep, homemade juice will do fine! Good luck.

  5. Jessica R
    April 21, 2013 at 8:57 pm #

    Is the ginger simple syrup recipe missing, or do I just not see it somehow?

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