No matter how you have it, beetroot will never fail to amaze you. Whether you roast it, muddle it, boil it or make juice out of it, beetroot always manages to spread its charm. Packed with several vitamins and minerals, beetroot has numerous health benefits apart from its bright red colour. 

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Beetroots are packed with antioxidants and hands down, make for an amazing cocktail ingredient. Beetroot in a cocktail?? This isn’t going to work, isn’t it? But to your wonder, beetroots can make some amazing cocktails. Let us have a look at some classic cocktails made from beetroot. Believe me, this is going to turn your next party into magic.

Red Beet Rye Cocktail

This cocktail blend of rye whisky and beetroot shrub makes a tempting cocktail. It has an earthy sweetness and gives a tangy, spicy, and sweet taste in every sip plus, it has a gorgeous colour. 

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Ingredients

For beet shrub

  • 5 beets (cut into small chunks)
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp peppercorns

For Rye cocktail

  • 1 ½ ounces Rye Whisky
  • 3 ounces red beet shrub

Method

  • Take a blender and add beets as well as vinegar to it.
  • Strain the puree
  • Add beet juice and vinegar mixture, sugar, peppercorns, and salt to a canning jar.
  • Cover and allow to steep for at least a day.
  • When ready to drink, place a fine mesh strainer over a small bowl and pour through to remove solids.
  • Bottle and store in the fridge.
  • Combine all ingredients in a rocks glass with ice.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Pickled Beet Dirty Martini

Pickled Dirty Martini is the perfect beet twist on the classic dirty martini. It has the sharpness of a martini with the subtle sweetness of pickled beets. This pretty pink-coloured cocktail was everything you were looking for. 

Ingredients

  • 2.5 oz vodka
  • 1.5 oz pickled beet brine
  • Some skewered pickled beets

Method

  • Take a cocktail shaker and add vodka and brine.
  • Add 3 to 4 ice cubes and give it a good mix.
  • Either drink on the rocks or strain it into a chilled martini glass.

Roasted Beet-Infused Gin Cocktail

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This roasted beet-infused gin is a perfect cocktail for home bartenders. It has honey syrup and ginger syrup. Let me tell you that it is definitely worth a try. 

Ingredients

  • 2 oz roasted beet-infused gin
  • ½ oz honey syrup (3:1 honey to water)
  • ¼ oz ginger syrup (3:2 fine sugar to juiced ginger root)
  • ¾ oz fresh lemon juice

Method

  • Add all the ingredients to a shaker and shake with ice to chill. 
  • Strain into a glass over fresh ice.

Enjoy!!