I’m convinced that adding booze makes anything delicious! That kind of makes it sound like I have a problem…
I love carrots, especially raw carrots. Infusing cucumbers in vodka worked so well, we thought we’d give carrots a try!
2-3 medium carrots, peeled
1 1/4 c. vodka (or enough to cover your carrots)
After discarding the outer peel of the carrots, continue to peel them until the whole carrot has turned into thin strips. Place in jar, and lightly press into place. Cover with vodka (or your choice of spirit) and infuse until it reaches your desired taste. We infused for about 9-10 days.
Strain and filter the liquid and enjoy! The result is a little cloudy, just a hint of pale orange, but deliciously tastes like sweet carrots. It is not over powering. This will be great in a number of cocktails… Bloody Mary?
We had been wanting to do a carrot infusion for a while, then really got some inspiration from Good Booze with their Carrot Top. They infused carrots in rye, which I’m sure is fabulous.
Happy spring and happy sipping!
April 11, 2012 at 7:36 pm
you’re funny!! sound good and looks pretty!!
April 11, 2012 at 7:45 pm
thanks! It is yummy…
April 11, 2012 at 8:34 pm
although i am decidedly anti-vodka, i think i may need to try this. coincidentally, i just discovered this the other day & ordered some: http://www.boweryandvine.com/sku097368.html
April 11, 2012 at 8:47 pm
wow! Carrot Eau de Vie sounds really interesting.
And if you are anti-vodka, I think this would work great with other spirits as well. I almost tried it in gin (and probably still will some day) but wanted to be able to taste the carrot flavor on its own and vodka seemed the best way to do that.
April 11, 2012 at 8:40 pm
great blog, btw.
April 11, 2012 at 8:47 pm
April 11, 2012 at 9:29 pm
I’m glad to have found your blog.
April 11, 2012 at 9:37 pm
Thanks Ginny! We are glad you found us too! And what a delight to check out DreamPuff… Blackberry Cabernet marshmallows!?!
April 11, 2012 at 10:19 pm
The obvious application for this is in a Bloody Mary, but I would love to see it in less obvious cocktails. Vodka tends to be pretty boring in pretty much everything (unless it is an interesting vodka — I’m looking at you, Karlsson’s) but this carrot stuff in a otherwise lame Vodka Gimlet would probably be quite memorable.
You should start getting more outlandish. Infuse kale! Turnips! Radishes!
April 12, 2012 at 7:32 am
You are right, the carrot flavor shines through this well, which is one reason we chose to infuse boring vodka.
As for getting more outlandish, I agree with you there too… I have a few interesting ones that will be coming out soon. But sorry, we have not yet done anything really extreme. In time we will run out of boring ingredients and have to get more creative.
April 12, 2012 at 7:24 am
Looks like it turned out great! And, looking at the previous comment, gin infused with grated radish is delicious — spicy and herbal!
April 12, 2012 at 7:17 pm
Thanks – and I guess I should put radish on my list for sure…
April 12, 2012 at 12:53 pm
This looks awesome! It reminds me of a cocktail I once had, the Drunken Carrot, with gin, carrot juice and Cointreau (sprig of parsley, natch!). Would be yummy in a Bloody Mary.
April 12, 2012 at 7:20 pm
Drunken carrot sounds great!
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March 18, 2013 at 10:29 am
I had a wild idea today about making a carrot-cake flavored liqueur, but wasn’t sure if carrot-infused vodka was a thing. Now I’m definitely going to try it. Carrot vodka, a very modest addition of cinnamon vodka, and some brown sugar-based simple syrup (maybe with a bit of ginger flavor)… Even if I don’t hit the exact carrot-cake flavor, how bad can it be?
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May 21, 2015 at 6:48 am
I make carrot gin then use the carrot strips as garnishes for cocktails I make with it. Very pretty. Cucumber infused gin tastes just like Hendrick’s!
September 4, 2015 at 6:35 am
Hiya! This seems great. I’m just wondering; did you leet the vodka rest in a refrigerated or room-temperatured environment? I’ve only just infused vodka with candy and bubblegum before, so I’m a bit worried that the carrots will go bad if left to warm for 9 days.
September 22, 2015 at 10:08 pm
Hi there, sorry for the delay. The alcohol content is high enough that you don’t need to refrigerate the carrots in the vodka. Cheers~
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