Drink Of The Week - Carrot-Ginger Cocktail

Sandra Lee Carrot-Ginger CocktailThe great thing about plane rides, you can catch up on a little reading. I finally got through the latest Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade magazine (August-September 2009) that features this amazing drink that makes 4 servings. Come on, it has fresh ginger...you know it's going to be amazing. Plus, there is a mocktail version; just substitute 1/2 cup orange juice for the liqueur and tequila.

1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
2 cups carrot juice
1/2 cup orange-flavored liqueur
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Garnish: lemon slices

1. In a large pitcher, crush ginger using the back of a spoon. Stir in all ingredients and serve immediately over ice. Garnish with lemon slices, if desired.