Golden Beet and Lemon Gin Fizz

Total Time:
10 min
Prep:
10 min

Yield:
1 cocktail
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 pound golden beets, trimmed and peeled
  • 3 ounces gin
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice plus 1 strip lemon peel, pith removed
  • 2 tablespoons Simple Syrup, recipe follows
  • 2 ounces club soda
  • Simple Syrup:
  • 1 cup sugar
Directions
  • Special equipment: a juicer

  • Pass the beets through a juicer according to the manufacturer's directions.

  • Pour the beet juice, gin, lemon juice and Simple Syrup into a shaker two-thirds full of ice cubes. Shake well. Strain into a tall, chilled cocktail glass. Top off with the club soda and garnish with the lemon peel.

Simple Syrup:
  • Combine the sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved. Let cool. The syrup will keep for 2 weeks in the refrigerator. Yield: 1 1/2 cups.


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