by Kerrie Pierce
There is no way to miss the beetific origin of this strikingly red cocktail. Earthy spice from the carrots and beets are a refreshing change of direction from fruity sweetness so often found in cocktails. Give it a try and get a good dose of your daily vitamins too!
Difficulty Level: Advanced
1 oz. Vitae Spirits Modern Gin
0.5 oz. Vitae Spirits Orange Liqueur
1 oz. Carrot Gomme (see recipe above in 24 Carrot)
0.5 oz beet shrub (see recipe below)
5 beets cut into chunks
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup white vinegar
1 cup sugar
1 tsp peppercorns
1 tsp kosher salt
Add beets and vinegar to blender, blend until pureed. Press puree through a fine strainer (or cheesecloth) into a non-reactive bowl (you should have 2-3 cups of beet juice/vinegar mixture) add sugar, peppercorns, and kosher salt to the bowl. Cover and allow to steep for a day. Taste, if you want more pepper flavor, let sit another day. Strain one more time, bottle and refrigerate.
1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker
2. Add 1 cup medium ice
3. Shake vigorously
4. Pour in a cocktail glass.
5. Garnish with an edible flower.