Vegetables and alcohol might seem like strange bedfellows, but these Austin bars and restaurants figured out how to make the combination work. From kale margaritas at Cheer Up Charlie’s, to the beet-based Bloody Mary at Hopdoddy, to Odd Duck’s carrot take on the Moscow Mule, here are the best produce-based cocktails found in the city. Keep in mind that these are seasonal offerings. If your favorite vegetable-based cocktail is missing from the list, let us know on the tipline or in the comments below.Read More
Drink Your Vegetables with These 12 Cocktails
Vegetables are the new fruits.
Cheer Up Charlie's
A place that offers kombucha on tap of course has vegetable drinks among their juice cocktail menu, including the Kale Margarita.
Peche offers another Bloody Mary variation with the Bloody Caesar, substituting tomato juice with celery juice.
Odd Duck is friendly with all local farms and this is visible in their cocktail menu, with several vegetable cocktails. There’s the Carrot Moscow Mule, the French Quandry with sunchoke, and the Roquette with an arugula-infused vermouth soda.
The initials in the C&C cocktail stand for celery and cilantro, which are chopped and stirred into the drink, which is garnished with a celery stalk.
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The I Yam What I Yam cocktail proudly uses sweet potato shrub with butter rum.
Of course the vegetable haven uses greens in their cocktail menu. The gin drink comes with celery root and beets, along with blood orange and pink peppercorn.
The Radisson restaurant offers a cucumber and jalapeno cocktail with the El Cucumpeno.
Hot dog purveyors’ Beet Poet mixes a house-made beet simple syrup with gin, celery bitters, sage, and lemon.
Hopdoddy Burger Bar
The Hey, Neighbor! adds beet juices to a standard Bloody Mary, topped a pickled beet skewer to pull it together.
Take a seat at Qui’s bar and order the Kamote Daisy, made with sweet potato.
The rustic space offers the Root Down cocktail, with a spiced beet syrup.
The hotel bar’s Jalapeno & Cucumber Lemonade combines refreshing and spicy for a tasty cocktail.