Beet Infused Vodka Cocktail

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Guys. Beets are the most beautiful ingredient. Ever. Don't believe me? Here...

No artificial coloring in that delicious drink. Just sweet, earthy, beet goodness. 

We got the beet, we got the beet, we got the beet. Yeah, we got it.

When Prairie Organic Spirits contacted me to have me develop some vodka infusions, I quickly started brainstorming. What I wanted to create was something that was both unique in its infusion ingredient choice, and colorful and beautiful to photograph, look at, and drink. It didn't take me long to decide on roasted beets as a top contender. 

A lot of people are on the fence about beets, but if you try them roasted, when they are sweet and earthy, you will not be disappointed. In a cocktail, they are wonderful. It's so much more than your typical fruit flavored vodka, because beets - especially roasted beets - have so much more to their flavor profile. 

Sweet? Check. 
Smoky? Check. 
Earthy? Check. 
Fresh? Check.

Now, find me a fruit that can check those boxes!

Beet Infused Vodka

Ingredients for Vodka:

  • 8 oz Prairie Organic Spirits Vodka
  • 1 large beet
  • Glass jar

Directions for Vodka:

  1. Trim and scrub the beet, removing the outer layer of skin. Wrap in aluminum foil and roast in an oven for 50 minutes.
  2. Let it cool, then cut into 4 pieces and combine with vodka in a glass jar.
  3. Cover and keep in a cool, dark place for 3 days, shaking 3-4 times per day (or as many times as you remember - it can't hurt!).
  4. Strain with cheesecloth or a regular strainer and make yourself a cocktail!

Beet Infused Vodka Cocktail

Ingredients for Cocktail:

  • Ice
  • 1.5-2 oz beet infused vodka
  • Juice from 1/2 lime
  • 3-6 oz soda water 
  • 3 drops liquid stevia (or 1/2 tsp agave nectar)
  • 1 dash angostura bitters

Directions for Cocktail:

  1. Fill a shaker with ice, then top with remaining ingredients. Put the top on and slowly turn upside down a few times to mix (do not shake it if you have used soda water, you will end up with a mess!) 
  2. Pour into a glass and garnish with a lime wedge

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