This Decadent Boozy Beverage is Loaded With Vegetables and Dry Gin

 - Aug 18, 2015
References: birchlosangeles & eater
While most beverages you see at the bar tend to be filled with aromatic fruity flavors, this carrot cocktail inspired by Los Angeles-based eatery Birch takes its sweetness from the popular orange vegetable. While the drink is made with veggies, it is remarkably refreshing and full of healthy sugar-based alternatives.

This exotic savoury libation begins with two ounces of carrot juice -- which can either be store-bought or freshly juiced if you happen to have a juicer handy. In addition, smooth dry gin and Aperol are added to give this cocktail a kick. Lemon and simple syrup are added to add to the carrot juice's natural sweetness. If you feel like taking this beverage to the next level, you can even add cardamom bitters then garnish and pour over ice before enjoying.