“The Peter Rabbit” Cocktail

It’s Good Friday…which means we’re ALMOST THERE!

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I don’t really do a lot of cocktails because I’m not a mixologist and a bad cocktail is worse than anything, in my opinion. The biggest letdown. Good cocktails are so tasty and pretty, so why not just leave it up to the professionals, right?

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Except that serving a good cocktail is a pretty big game changer when it comes to hosting. It’s kind of the thing that turns your brunch from blah to blast!

So, I made an Easter themed cocktail for us all and it is NOT BAD, Y’ALL. It even looks semi-professional, garnish and all. We’re calling it The Peter Rabbit, because it looks like one big carrot!

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Since I know you’re wondering: It’s got carrot juice, grapefruit juice, lemon juice, a little ginger syrup, and some gin. So it’s not too carrot-y, which is great. I kind of like to think it tastes like walking through a big garden on a dewy spring day.

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What I would do if I were hosting: Either have a big pitcher of the stuff, or have several bottles of the carrot juice, grapefruit juice, and lemon juice & let people control their own cocktails. Anything to avoid you having to man the bar! Personally, I would just make a big pitcher because I am a control freak. That’s just me.

Oh, also, pro tip: make the ginger syrup the night before. Less of a hassle.

The Peter Rabbit:

making the ginger syrup:

1 c granulated sugar

1 c water

several small pieces of ginger, peeled and cut

Bring water and sugar to boil in a saucepan, stirring constantly so sugar dissolves. Add ginger and bring mixture to simmer. Remove from heat and let it sit for 30 minutes. Pour through a fine mesh sieve into squirt bottle.

making the cocktail:

1/4 oz ginger syrup

1 oz lemon juice

1 oz grapefruit juice

2 oz gin

3 oz carrot juice

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with some ice, shake vigorously until well combined. Pour into a tall, clear glass.

creating the garnish:

Take a vegetable peeler and one long carrot. Peel the carrot in a single, fluid motion. That’s your garnish piece! Take a toothpick and curl the carrot peel loosely around it, sticking the tooth pick through the very middle of the peel so that it stays in place. Rest it and a lemon wedge/round on top of the glass.

Last, but not least, add some green straws so that it looks like carrot stems!

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2 more days! It’s so weird thinking that Easter is the last holiday we’ll be experiencing in this apartment. More on that soon(ish)!