SPICED CARROT AND HONEY SYRUP
A seemingly particular set of flavours actually works fantastically in cocktails with Gin, Rum, Aquavit orTequila! The savoury element of carrot pairs great with some sweet spice.
2/3 cup Water
2 Cinnamon Sticks
1/4 teaspoon Red Chili Flakes
4 Carrots, peeled and cut into large chunks
1 cups Honey
Yield: About 750ml
In a small pot, bring water, cinnamon and chili flakes to boil. Turn heat to low and simmer for 5 - 10 minutes, or until liquid has reduced. Let cool in pot.
Strain out solids from cinnamon chili water. Measure 1/2 cup and add In blender. Add chopped up carrots and blend on high until smooth. Strain mixture out with cheese cloth, squeeze out excess liquid and return to blender.
Add honey to liquid in blender and blend on low until well integrated.
Bottle and refrigerate. Good for 2 weeks.
CARROT GINGER MULE
A non alcoholic take on a savoury sweet Moscow Mule, so easy all you need is a mason jar !
30ml Spiced Carrot Honey Syrup
1/4 teaspoon Grated Ginger
22ml Fresh Lime Juice
Zest limes and reserve zests for garnish. Add all ingredients but soda to cobbler shaker.
Add ice and put the lid on. Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds.
Strain into mule cup, add ice and top with a touch of soda. Stir with straw.
Add more ice and garnish with prepared lime zests.
*all bar tools shown can be found on 'Evelyn Chick Projects' Collection on CocktailEmporum.com