Indulging in Northland’s best fresh seafood while chilling on the waterfront, watching the world go by and sipping on deliciously refreshing cocktails… Doesn’t sound too bad. Our friends at Love Mussel in Whangarei offer just that. Heading north? Definitely swing by for some ocean treats and a cocktail or two. We recommend the Carrot Cake Martini. Very quaffable indeed.


  • 45ml Opihr Oriental spiced gin
  • 15ml Frangelico
  • 30ml organic cream
  • 90ml Almighty Carrot Orange Turmeric
  • pinch of ground nutmeg (plus some for garnish)
  • pinch of ground cinnamon (plus some for garnish)
  • slice of fresh ginger for garnish

Shake all ingredients with ice. Double strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a slice of fresh ginger that had been lightly smooshed with a muddler. Top with ground nutmeg and cinnamon.

Bon Appetit!