I can't imagine a better way to watch that big orange ball slide below the horizon than with a Sunset Cocktail in hand. I had this cocktail for the first time in Cabo when staying at Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort, an adults-only Cabo San Lucas all-inclusive property just 20 miles from the San Jose International airport.
This all-inclusive is part of Quivira Resorts where you will not only find the adults-only resort but also Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Golf & Spa Resort, a family resort. While staying at either resort, you'll have access to the 23 restaurants and 12 bars. It was while I was visiting the Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Golf & Spa Resort that I discovered this cocktail at The After.
Watching the bartender make the Sunset Cocktail, I was immediately intrigued as I love carrot juice. For some strange reason, I never thought of making a cocktail using carrots! I was excited when he was willing to share the recipe with me.
This Sunset Cocktail is love at first sip! I can't wait for you to try it. If you don't like a little spice, skip the Tajin seasoning around the rim. I like spice so I laid it on thick! Salt would also work well.
- 1 oz vodka
- 1 oz Grand Marnier
- ¼ tsp lime juice
- ½ T agave honey
- ½ cup carrot juice
- 1 T Tanjin spice
- To begin, sprinkle enough of the Tajin on a plate for however many cocktails you're making.
- Rub the rim of a chilled martini glass with a lime.
- Simply mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Make sure to shake long enough that the cocktail is really chilled, but not too long as it will become watered down.
- Pour into glass and enjoy cold.
How easy is that? You can get fancy with a cocktail carrot or a slice of carrot on a cocktail toothpick as I did here. This set of cocktail toothpicks is adorable and would be perfect!
Carrot juice has a whole host of benefits, like beta-carotene and Vitamin A. You can use the bottled variety or fresh. I can tell you the fresh juice is out of this world - and better for you!
Food to Go with Your Sunset Cocktail
Whether you're sitting at home or throwing a party, it's always good to have nibbles on hand when you're having cocktails. This list of 20 party appetizers should be enough to get you started! Choose a few and let me know your favorites!