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Cottontail Fizz

Cottontail Fizz 1.000

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Spirits Apr 9, 2019

Modeled after the ghost-white classic Ramos gin fizz, this orange veggie-centered riff brings vivid color and great flavor. If you’ve got a juicer, you can make the carrot juice yourself, but Bolthouse Farms makes a fresh bottled carrot juice that’s widely available. You’ll want a straw, both to drink the cocktail and guide the pour of the seltzer water.

This recipe calls for a raw egg white; if you are concerned about a risk of salmonella, use a pasteurized egg, such as Davidson's brand. To make this drink vegan, use 2 tablespoons of aquafaba (chickpea liquid) instead of the egg white.

Make Ahead: Leftover simple syrup can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 6 months.


When you scale a recipe, keep in mind that cooking times and temperatures, pan sizes and seasonings may be affected, so adjust accordingly. Also, amounts listed in the directions will not reflect the changes made to ingredient amounts.

Tested size: 1 servings

  • For the simple syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • For the drink
  • Ice
  • 2 ounces fresh carrot juice (see headnote)
  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ounce ginger liqueur, such as Domaine de Canton
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 large egg white (see headnote)
  • Chilled seltzer water, to top


For the simple syrup: Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring just to a boil; once the sugar has dissolved, remove from the heat. The yield is about 1 cup. Cool completely.

For the drink: Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, then add the carrot juice, gin, lemon juice, ginger liqueur, 1/2 ounce of the simple syrup, bitters and the egg white. Seal and shake briefly to chill the ingredients, then strain into a Collins glass, discarding the ice.

Pour the drink back into the shaker; seal and shake vigorously for 1 to 2 minutes. Pour the drink back into the glass. Insert a straw through the foam on top and pour the seltzer gently down the straw until the foamy head rises above the rim of the glass.

Serve right away, with the straw.

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From Spirits columnist M. Carrie Allan.

Tested by M. Carrie Allan.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 290

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 95mg 4%

Total Carbohydrates: 27g 9%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: 23g

Protein: 4g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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