You may not have committed to a dry January, but it still takes a certain wherewithal to go out and be social while attempting to stay healthy. Thankfully, we tapped Grand Wheeler, beverage director at The Garret, a speakeasy-style cocktail bar in N.Y.C.'s East Village co-owned by Orange Is the New Black star Jackie Cruz, for a low-calorie juice-based cocktail recipe that you won't feel guilty about throwing back. The so-called "Tapped Roots" is made with carrot juice as a base and is brimming with vitamins A, C, and K.
Read on for the full breakdown and cheers to the new year.
1 1/2 ounces Medley Brothers bourbon
1 1/2 ounces carrot juice
1/2 ounce lemon juice
1/4 ounce smoked maple syrup
1-2 tarragon leaves
1 dash habanero bitters
How to Make It
1. Shake all ingredients together and serve in a juice glass with a small rim of vinegar salt for garnish.
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