Carrot Salad

My mother is an absolute freak for pecans and, of course, loves pecan pie but hates the goo outside of it being a sweet binding agent, and my husband, being the wonderful guy that he is, made her a pecan pie that was basically pecans held together by a thin matrix of goo. Unfortunately, being the forgetful guy that he is, he neglected to write down the recipe or what he did to do it. Ah well… I’m sure he can do it again.

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If we ever participate in a bake sale again, I think that sort of pecan pie would sell very quickly – we’d just have to price it ourselves because pecans are expensive. The last time we participated in a bake sale, we donated a few pies and some meringue cookies, but the people running the sale had no idea how expensive ingredients are and priced the pies at $5. WHAT THE WHAT?!

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I quickly told them in no uncertain terms that they were selling the pies for less than what we spent on ingredients, and if they were going to do that, we should have just donated the ingredient money rather than the pies. Of course, they were confused and annoyed and asked me what price they should sell for, and I told them $20. They absolutely couldn’t believe a pie would sell for $20. But they did. Along with all the meringue cookies that I also price-adjusted. And I relished the vindication like the bitter know-it-all that I am.

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Anyway, back on topic…

I’m not even going to lie – I made this drink because I have leftover carrot juice from the carrot cake cocktail.  However, this came out really nice and really does mimic the vibrant, sweet flavors of carrot salad.  While it might seem strange to have a cocktail inspired by a salad, it makes a lot of sense.  Most “traditional” (I never really know how traditional anything is which is why I’m putting it in quotes) carrot salads are apples, raisins, carrots, and some citrus.  I added a bit of nuttiness because everything’s better if it’s a little nutty in my opinion.

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In a 12 oz glass filled with ice, pour ½ oz Limoncello, ½ oz Frangelico, 1 oz 99 Apples, and 1 oz White Brandy.

Top with carrot juice.

Garnish with a lemon slice and serve with a straw.

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2 thoughts on “Carrot Salad

  1. Oh hey you do have comments! I thought you had them turned off or something. I love me some pecan pie. You should make a pecan pie cordial. 🙂 I would totally drink that. (And $5 pies?! we bake sale them for $5/slice!) This one intrigues me because I love carrot salad (mine doesn’t have apples though). Does it count as a vegetable side dish?

    • I have some pecan cocktails lined up, but I can do one sooner than later. 🙂

      The cocktail calls for carrot juice, and carrot juice counts as a vegetable… so maybe? 😛

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