- 1.5 oz. Chesuncook Botanical Spirit
- 0.5 oz. turmeric liqueur (Tamworth)
- 0.5 oz. carrot juice
- 0.25 oz. ginger liqueur (The King’s Ginger)
- 0.25 oz. cinnamon syrup
- 0.25 oz. lime juice
- dash of Abbot’s bitters
Shake with ice and strain into glass. Garnish with lime.
I was making my wife and kids some non-alcoholic drinks using some carrot juice (different combinations and ratios of lemon juice, cinnamon syrup, ginger ale, orange bitters) and the carrot juice gave such a beautiful color. I wanted an alcoholic cocktail version.
The Chesuncook spirit is carrot-based, so that was the natural choice. The turmeric liqueur seemed a perfect complement for carrots. The ginger liqueur and cinnamon syrup added some spice and sugar, and the lime gave a bright acid. A cocktail needs bitters, so I reached for Abbot’s.
The name comes from the joke, “What’s orange and sounds like a parrot?”
I didn’t say it was a good joke.