Courtesy of Iron Gate Bar Wyandotte

“The Carrot Boi is what we call our signature drink here at the Iron Gate because it’s both unique and tasty,” according to the Iron Gate food and beverage team. “During a staff meeting, we were experimenting with drinks, and once we came up with the ingredients, we had to decide on a name for the drink. It became a staff inside joke to name it the Carrot Boi. It has since become the most popular cocktail on our menu and one of our favorites to make!”

 

Ingredients

—1.5 ounces Tito’s

Handmade Vodka

—.5 ounce carrot syrup

—.5 ounce ginger syrup

—.75 ounce lemon juice

—1 ounce pineapple juice

 

Carrot Syrup or Ginger Syrup:

—1/2 cup carrot juice or

   1/2 cup ginger juice

—1/2 cup granulated sugar

 

Instructions

Syrup: Combine carrot juice or ginger juice and sugar in saucepan. Bring to a boil. Let cool down, and then pour into a glass jar. Syrup can be stored in refrigerator for two to three weeks.

Cocktail: Combine all cocktail ingredients in a shaker tin, fill with ice and shake. Add crushed ice into a Collins glass, and double strain ingredients from shaker into glass. Top with a little more crushed ice and garnish with mint and a pineapple frond. 

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