Drink Your Veggies

Jacyara de Oliveira, El Che Bar & La Sirena Clandestina | Chicago

“Drink Your Veggies is full of unexpected flavors and combinations,” says Jacyara de Oliveira, of Chicago’s El Che Bar & La Sirena Clandestina, about this aperitif cocktail. The cachaça-based drink is distinctly vegetal, marrying earthy carrot juice with the base spirit’s grassy notes, while doses of floral St-Germain and citrus brighten it all up.

“The aperitif, to me, is the beginning,” de Oliveira says. “It is bright and light and exciting, like the beginning of a new relationship or moving into a new apartment.”



Serving: 1

  • 1/2 ounce St-Germain
  • 1 ounce cachaça, preferably Novo Fogo silver
  • 1 ounce carrot juice
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce ginger syrup (1:1, ginger juice:sugar)

Garnish: carrot ribbons, carrot greens

  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker tin with crushed ice.
  2. Quick shake the ingredients to incorporate.
  3. Pour contents of shaker tin into a Collins glass and top with crushed ice if necessary.
  4. Garnish with carrot ribbons and carrot greens.