Every now and then you just want to get dressed up and enjoy a cocktail. This one contains carrot juice, which is chock full of beta carotene, known for its cancer-preventing and antioxidant properties. Relaxing and healthy … what a treat!

24 Carrot-tini

Ingredients

1 oz / 28 g gin or vodka (optional)
¼ cup / 60 ml 100% carrot juice
¼ cup / 60 ml blend of any of the following: 100% pineapple, apple, orange, peach, papaya, pear and white grape juice
1 Tbsp / 15 ml fresh lime juice
1 tsp / 5 ml agave nectar
Dash orange bitters
¼ cup / 60 ml chilled club soda

Preparation

1. Place two martini glasses in freezer. Fill a shaker with ice. Add all ingredients except club soda to shaker. Shake vigorously for 5 to 10 seconds. Transfer chilled martini glasses to counter. Strain carrot-tini into two glasses. Top each with club soda and garnish with a strip of lime zest.

*Recipe and image courtesy of Tosca Reno, New York Times Best-Selling Author of Just the Rules.*