Zahanorita - a Carrot Margarita!

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Recipe by SweetnSaucy

One of my favorite restaurants near my house, Le Taq, serves these and I cant just have one. So lovely and refreshing and DIFFERENT. A pleasant shake-up from the traditional margarita with the same ability to pair wonderfully with Mexican or Tex-Mex food. ***There is a recipe for the cilantro simple syrup below but I've made it without and it still tastes good. It just tastes that much BETTER with it.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. (1) SPREAD a little kosher salt on a small plate.
  2. (2) MOISTEN the outside rim of a chilled rocks glass with the lime wedge, and, holding the glass at an angle, roll the outside rim in the salt.
  3. (3) FILL the glass with ice.
  4. (4) FILL a cocktail shaker halfway with ice, and add tequila, carrot juice, lime juice, triple sec, cilantro syrup, and orange juice.
  5. (5) COVER and shake vigorously for 15 to 20 seconds.
  6. (6) STRAIN into the glass, garnish with cumin, and serve immediately.
  7. *CILANTRO SYRUP.
  8. ½ cup granulated sugar.
  9. ½ cup water.
  10. 1 bunch fresh cilantro, stems included.
  11. (1) COMBINE sugar and water in a small saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar.
  12. (2) REMOVE from heat and add cilantro.
  13. (3) SET ASIDE to cool to room temperature, about 1 hour.
  14. (4) STRAIN mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a jar with a tight-fitting lid, discarding contents of the sieve.
  15. (5) REFRIGERATE until ready to use, up to 2 weeks.

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