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What’s Up, Doc?! A Scrumptious Carrot Mocktail

Healthy and heavenly

Neil Patrick Harris is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Wondercade. In his spare time he also acts — fairly well, too, as his Tony and Emmy Awards can attest.

January 17, 2024 2:30 pm

Dry January rolls on, which means Wondercade has another mouthwatering mocktail for you thoughtful abstainers out there. This one comes courtesy of Monterey, a beaut of a brasserie on East 50th Street in NYC. One sip, and you’ll be treated to an early taste of spring, and maybe even channel Bugs Bunny, too. Best of all: there’s not even a speck of booze. -NPH

Carrot-Sage Sour

Servings: 1 cocktail

Copy Ingredients

  • 1 ½ tbsp. sage simple syrup (recipe follows)
  • 1 ½ tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. orange juice
  • 5 tbsp. carrot juice
For the sage simple syrup:
  • 5 cups fresh sage
  • 4 cups filtered water
  • 4 cups granulated sugar

Copy Directions

    1. 1. Pour all ingredients into a shaker, in the order listed.

    2. 2. Add ice and shake.

    3. 3. Strain into a rocks glass with a large ice cube.

    4. 4. Garnish with a fresh sage leaf and a carrot chip.

  • For the sage simple syrup:
    1. 1. Bring water and sage to a light simmer and remove from heat.

    2. 2. Cover. Let steep 15 minutes.

    3. 3. Strain.

    4. 4. Mix the sugar into the strained water and dissolve.

    5. 5. Cover, label and date, and keep refrigerated for a shelf life of 2 weeks.

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