Carrot Mimosas

Okay, I’ll admit it up front: this is sort of a strange one. I totally know that. But Easter is coming up on Sunday, and I had to. I had to.

I’ve been thinking about making carrot mimosas for what seems like an eternity. Carrot juice is naturally delicious and sweet, and it’s amazing with orange – so why not take one more step and sneak it into a mimosa somehow?

Carrot mimosas | Kitchen Treaty

I guess I ended up doing a lot more than sneaking. This is straight-up carrot and champagne (okay, sparkling wine as it’s not from France, yada yada).

I actually tried a couple fancier variations including one with ginger simple syrup and another with orange juice included. You know what, though? Those really didn’t work as well as just plain ol’ carrot juice and sparkling wine.

Carrot mimosas | Kitchen Treaty

All the better for Easter. Especially when you plop a few perky carrot stems on top.

I love how this bright orange brunch cocktail, when poured into a champagne glass, takes on the shape of a carrot. I get practically giddy over stuff like that, what can I say. Imagine a tray of these with a few bunnies and eggs scattered about.

Whatever, kids, go find some eggs. We’ll just be over here sipping on our carrots.

Carrot mimosas | Kitchen Treaty

Yes, it’s a little gimmicky, but these are actually pretty tasty. They’re not quite as sweet as your typical mimosa, so be prepared for that, but they’re nearly as addicting.

If you carrot all, make these for Easter brunch. (I’m sorry. I had to.)

To get the carrot stems to stand upright in the glass (parsley sprigs will work in a pinch, too), snip a plastic straw to about two inches in length, slip two or three stems inside, and set in the champagne glass.

Print Recipe

Carrot Mimosas

Carrot juice and Prosecco combine to make these cute, kitschy mimosas that couldn't be more perfect for Easter.

Yield: 1 drink

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup 100% pure carrot juice (I used [url href="http://www.bolthouse.com/" target="_blank"]Bolthouse Farms[/url] brand), chilled
  • 1/2 cup Prosecco or other dry-ish champagne or sparkling wine, chilled
  • or simply
  • 1 part carrot juice
  • 1 part Prosecco
  • For garnish
  • Carrot stems or parsley sprigs

Directions:

  1. Add carrot juice and Prosecco to a champagne glass. Garnish with carrot stems or parsley sprigs and serve immediately.
  2. I recommend starting with a ratio of a little less carrot juice to Prosecco. Then give it a taste and if you'd like a little more carrot, go for it.

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8 Responses to “Carrot Mimosas”

  1. Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies posted on March 28, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    I will admit, when I saw this in my inbox, I was like, “Carrot Mimosas?! I don’t know about that…” But you sold me. :) And they really do look like carrots!

  2. Maria Tadic posted on March 28, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    I generally don’t go for mimosas just b/c they’re too sweet for me. This sounds like a great and healthy switch up. I love how you stuck in the carrot tops – how cute!

  3. Angie@Angie's Recipes posted on March 29, 2013 at 3:45 am

    How interesting and refreshing!

  4. a farmer in the dell posted on April 1, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    I love everything about these mimosas. Brilliant!!!

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