Garden Beet Cocktail

It's hard not to think of the garden this time of year. There's farmer's markets on every corner and neighbors bringing you tomatoes by the dozen. What they should be brining you is a bottle of this Prairie Organic Cucumber Vodka.

Unlike some other flavored vodkas out there there, the flavor of Prairie's Cucumber Vodka is subtle and delicious. It also mixes exceptionally well with a variety of ingredients. (We'd place some bets that it might just make the best Bloody Mary you've ever tried)

And while we know there are some people out there who simply hate beets, we say mind your own damn business and leave this drink for us to have. Because the Garden Beet Cocktail might be on of our favorites yet. With a little sweet mint flavor from Eli Mason's Mint Julep Syrup, a zip of fresh lemon and complexity from dry vermouth, this summertime sipper will convert even the most avid beet hater into a lover.

 

equipment:

cocktail shaker
fine mesh strainer
highball glass

ingredients:

1.5 oz Prairie Organic Cucumber Vodka
.5 oz fresh beet juice
.5 oz Eli Mason Mint Julep Cocktail Mixer
.5 oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice
.5 oz dry vermouth
1.5 oz seltzer
fresh mint for garnish

 

method:

In a cocktail shaker full of ice, add all ingredients except seltzer. Shake to chill, add seltzer and strain through mesh strainer into glass. Garnish with a sprig of mint and resist the urge to gulp it down... sip, people, sip.