What makes a cocktail an Easter cocktail? We know our way around cocktails in the Eat Something Sexy test kitchen. We’ve made hundreds! But we really weren’t sure what would make a cocktail an Easter drink until the makers of Rosé All Day sparkling wines sent us their Easter cocktail idea, a mimosa with a rather surprising twist. It was one of those “aha moments” that had us rolling on the floor laughing at this drink’s clever yet bizarre appearance.
The drink is a flute of day-glow orange liquid with a nubby carrot for garnish. Yes, that is indeed an Easter drink. But is this Easter cocktail idea (which turns out to be a sort of carrot version of a mimosa) something you actually want to serve for Easter brunch? The answer is yes. Despite how ridiculous the concept may sound, a carrot mimosa is an alluring cocktail for Easter…or any time you want a cocktail with a side of veggies!
How to make this carrot mimosa
The mimosa is a cocktail typically made with orange juice and sparkling wine poured in equal measures. It is served in a Champagne flute and is considered one of the most recognizable symbols of brunch.
But this version of a mimosa swaps out the orange juice for carrot juice. And you’ll note in this recipe that the juice is a mere splash in a glass of sparkling wine. Use just one ounce of the carrot juice and top with a Brut-style sparkling wine.
Where to get carrot juice
Carrot juice can be purchased in the refrigerated section of many grocery stores. You can also make homemade carrot juice in a blender. Here’s a recipe for blender carrot juice from A Couple Cooks if you want to try it.)
We are printing the carrot mimosa recipe with its original recommendations. But I would like to make a note of our test kitchen’s preferred modification: Skip the carrot jammed onto the rim of the flute. A garnish that serves no other purpose than to poke you in the eye, it has none of the appeal of celery in a Bloody Mary and it is a vegetable best left in the refrigerator.
Why this fun Easter cocktail might become your favorite spring aphrodisiac
You still might think the concept of this alcoholic Easter drink is corny but what if I told you this bunny lover’s cocktail is an aphrodisiac? And no, I don’t mean an aphrodisiac for rabbits! If you’ve spent much time on our site, you already know that sparkling wine is an aphrodisiac. So just for the simple fact that it’s a mimosa, it has aphrodisiac potential.
Carrot juice and your health
But then there are the carrots. Although they don’t make my list of the world’s most potent aphrodisiacs, carrots offer several sexual health benefits that are worth a shout-out.
True, you’re only getting carrot juice in small doses with this drink, but you’re still going to benefit from a boost of beta-carotene. In fact, carrot juice may be one of the best Easter drinks. This vegetable juice, a relatively low-sugar and low-calorie drink, is said to help boost metabolism. And you’re going to need some help to digest all that Easter chocolate.
- 1 oz Fresh carrot juice
- 4 oz Your favorite Brut Sparkling Wine
- Carrot for garnish Not endorsed by our test kitchen
- Add the carrot juice to a Champagne flute.
- Top with the sparkling wine, pouring slowly, avoiding any spillover.
A note on the provided nutrition informationThe nutrition information provided has been estimated by an online nutrition calculator and is not a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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