Carrot Margarita – Easter Cocktail

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This carrot margarita is the perfect Easter cocktail! Trust me when I say, this is delicious and refreshing! It’s a brightly colored brunch cocktail that is packed with fresh juice, give it a try, you won’t be disappointed!

This cocktail is perfect for a colorful Easter brunch or spring garden party!

carrot margarita recipe with lime and salt.

This Carrot Margarita recipe was inspired by the cocktail served at Flora Farm in Cabo San Lucas. Our first thought is that there is no way a margarita made with carrot juice can taste good.

However, we were shocked at how refreshing and delicious a carrot margarita is! The unique combination of carrot juice, lime, orange and jalapeño tequila blend very well together.

It’s also nice to know that as you’re sipping, your body is rejoicing with all of the beta-carotene. If this is how you have to get your weekly carrot juice, then so be it!

At 60%, Margarita is the most popular drink in the U.S. But not everyone understands the rich history behind the margarita.

A Brief Margarita History 


Margarita’s history starts with Margaret Sames. In 1948, she invited some guests over for a cocktail party and decided to experiment with some alcohol. She mixed Cointreau and tequila with a bit of lime and salt around the edge of the glass. That’s who invited Margarita. 

You can find ten great Margarita recipes on our website here

What is a Margarita?

Now that you know the history of Margaritas, you might wonder what’s in a Margarita. Are there different recipes? 

There are quite a few recipes. But the original recipe calls for Tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, and a bit of soda. There’s also some salt on the brim of the glass. 

Since its inception, Margaritas have evolved to include variations of liqueur, Tequila, and other options.

Also, check out our favorite tequila cocktails and best margarita recipes!

Easter cocktail recipe with carrots.

How To Make A Carrot Margarita

Ingredients

  • Carrot Juice – If you have a juicer at home, make fresh carrot juice. If not, you can buy fresh-squeezed carrot juice from Whole Foods or a local grocery store.
  • Jalapeño Tequila – If you can’t find jalapeño tequila, use a gold tequila, like what we use in our golden margarita. 
  • Grand Marnier – This orange liqueur adds flavor depth to the drink. You can use any orange liqueur you have on hand.
  • Lime Juice – Fresh lime juice is the only way to go when making cocktails. 
  • Orange Juice – Fresh or store-bought orange juice will work perfectly. 
  • Lime Wheel or Lime Wedge – This is to garnish the cocktail.

Directions

  • Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until combined.
  • Salt the rim of a glass and add one large ice cube.
  • Strain the cocktail over the ice. Serve with lime if you desire.

Our carrot margarita is a vibrantly colored cocktail! The carrot juice mixes well with the citrus of the orange and the lime juice.

The jalapeno tequila is the special sauce in this recipe, providing a lovely touch of heat! 

The Perfect Easter Brunch Cocktail

If you’re hosting Easter brunch, this is a unique and charming cocktail. 

For a long time, Bloody Marys and Mimosas (check out our carrot and blood orange mimosa!) have held the top spot for brunch cocktails. But this is a new contender! 

This is an excellent alternative to the classics with its zesty flavors and refreshing carrot kick. 

A Healthy Cocktail

Ok, so not pretending this should replace your protein shakes and such, BUT it is packed with beta-carotene from carrot juice. Beta carotene is suitable for your eyes, skin, and immune system. So this is healthy…ish!

Tips For Carrot Margarita

  • If you have a juicer at home, make fresh carrot juice.
  • Shake the mixture in a cocktail shaker with ice, until the shaker is ice cold, that’s when you know the drink is mixed.
  • To rim the glasses, put salt on a small plate or saucer, turn the glasses upside down, and twist in the salt. Make sure the rims of the glasses are damp.
  • Serve with a slice of lime.
  • If you prefer a sweeter cocktail, you can add simple syrup. 
Carrot margarita recipe with slated rim and a large ice cube.

More Margarita Recipes You’ll Love!

If you like our carrot margarita, we also have some other amazing recipes to try!

Brunch Cocktails

And if margaritas aren’t your thing, check out these delicious brunch cocktails!

Also, check out more great cocktail recipes, the best-mixed drinkstequila cocktails, gin cocktails, vodka cocktails, and cheap drinks to make at home!

What to Serve with a Carrot Margarita

This is a fun and festive spring cocktail and perfect for brunch. Serve this drink with any of our wonderful brunch recipes!

If you try this Carrot Margarita cocktail recipe, then please rate it and let me know how it turned out in the comments below!

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do you put Cointreau in a margarita?

Cointreau is an orange-flavored liqueur that adds a sweet, citrusy flavor to margaritas. It helps cut through the tartness of lime juice and balances the drink’s flavor. It also helps to bring out tequila flavors, making the margarita taste smoother and more complex. Plus, Cointreau helps to give a margarita an extra kick of alcohol for a more potent cocktail. Cointreau is an essential ingredient in a classic margarita and can help make the drink even more delicious.

How to make carrot juice at home?

Making carrot juice at home is easy and requires just a few ingredients. Start by washing and peeling 3-4 large carrots, then cut them into small pieces and place them in a blender. Add 1/4 cup of water to the blender. Blend the ingredients until smooth, then pour the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth to remove any pulp.

Can I make a carrot margarita ahead of time?

Yes, you can make a carrot margarita ahead of time. Place all ingredients into a cocktail shaker without ice, and store in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to serve, add ice and shake it up. Then strain the cocktail into a glass filled with ice.

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How to make a carrot margarita

Carrot Margarita Recipe

This is a refreshing and easy cocktail recipe to make. You'll be shocked at how much you love it!
4.67 from 3 votes
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Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
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Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 Cocktail
Calories: 233kcal
Author: Eden

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces carrot juice
  • 2 ounces jalapeño tequila, you can use gold tequila too.
  • 1/2 ounce Grand Marnier
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce orange juice

Instructions

  • If you have a juicer at home, make fresh carrot juice. If not, you can buy fresh-squeezed carrot juice from Whole Foods or a local grocery store.
  • Add all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until combined.
  • Salt the rim of a glass and add one large ice cube.
  • Strain the cocktail over the ice. Serve with lime if you desire.

Nutrition

Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 77mg | Potassium: 331mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 21685IU | Vitamin C: 25.2mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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Carrot margarita recipe.

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3 thoughts on “Carrot Margarita – Easter Cocktail”

  1. This is an amazing idea! We have a lilac margarita and I feel like I want to search the web for all sorts of amazing margarita alternatives now. I can’t WAIT to try this one out, esp since I have been juicing carrots on nearly a daily basis.

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