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"I'll Do It, But I'll Probably Hate Myself in the Morning" CarrotĀ Cocktail

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March  3, 2011
Author Notes

"I'll do it, but I'll probably hate myself in the morning" was a line frequently uttered by Bugs Bunny, most memorably in the 1944 classic "Little Red Riding Rabbit."
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Suffice to say that in the closing scene of this fractured fairy tale, Bugs and the wolf have their arms around each other and are sharing a carrot while Red Riding Hood faces the inevitable. I think they might have enjoyed sharing one of these, inspired by a myriad of rum concoctions consumed on various beaches and poolside.
(Graphic courtesy Warner Brothers Entertainment) —wssmom

Test Kitchen Notes

This is a really interesting, unusual recipe, in a very good way. It's important to follow the proportions carefully - the amounts of carrot juice to coconut milk are just right to provide a pleasant, carroty kick in an otherwise creamy cocktail. I used organic bottled carrot juice because I am lazy, and when I tasted it realized it was not as sweet as fresh, homemade juice at all. So I added a dash of maple syrup to sweeten the cocktail a bit, and that worked great. I would recommend tasting and adjusting for sweetness/lemon juice to your taste, because brands vary greatly and this really makes a difference to the taste here. I thoroughly enjoyed this cocktail! —Arathi

  • Serves 1
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 ounces light rum
  • 3 ounces carrot juice, preferably fresh, but organic bottled juice works, too
  • juice of a half-lemon
  • 1/8 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons coconut milk
  • agave nectar to taste
  • ice cubes
  • freshly grated nutmeg
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Directions
  1. In an Acme cocktail shaker (or one of Wile E. Coyote's other unbreakable devices with a cap) shake together the rum, carrot juice, half the lemon juice, vanilla and coconut milk. Depending on the sweetness, or non-sweetness, of the carrots, you may want to add some agave nectar to taste and/or some of the rest of the lemon juice. Fill an Old-Fashioned glass with ice cubes, pour in the carrot cocktail and dust with freshly grated nutmeg. Serve and enjoy poolside with the rest of the Looney Tunes All-Stars.

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