Carrot Martini 
As many of our followers know...I've been doing a bit of juicing lately.  It's been a pretty good experience and helped me shed a few pounds.  It has also opened me up to a whole new world of mixers...come on, by now you must know that I think about adding liquor to pretty much every beverage I come across.  A bit bored with super sweet martinis and with half a bottle of carrot juice handy I decided to give a carrot martini a whirl.  It took a few attempts, but in the end the addition of cilantro...which I was originally going to use to look like carrot stalks for a picture...made this cocktail sing.  I know cilantro is one of those polarizing foods...you either LOVE it or HATE it...so if you're a hater, leave it out 
or maybe try adding another herb.

Cheers! XO Martha


You'll need:
3 parts carrot juice
1 part vodka
1 part triple sec
several cilantro leaves diced finely

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add all the ingredients.  Shake vigorously, and strain into a martini glass.  I used a metal strainer that goes over the shaker to let the cilantro bits pour more easily into the glass.  Garnish with a spring of cilantro.