Beet infused cocktails offer a delightful twist on traditional libations, infusing them with the earthy sweetness and vibrant color of fresh beets. Whether you’re a beet enthusiast or simply looking to elevate your cocktail game, these innovative drinks are sure to impress. From beet-infused simple syrups to creative cocktail concoctions, the possibilities are endless. Sip, savor, and enjoy the unique flavor profile and nostalgic charm of beet-infused cocktails. Cheers to the versatility of beets in the world of mixology!
During the entire process of “Serious Cocktail Inventing”, I kept getting visions of nasty old men with gold chains entangled in their salt and pepper chest hair, hanging out naked in silk smoking jackets, puffing on cigars and talking about innately boring sh*t. What? I have an overactive imagination. Shut up. That’s how the Hugh Hefner was born. Make it, then send me a thank you note.
Today, there has been a strong resurgence in the interest in, and use of, bitters in complex modern cocktails. In turn, there has been a resurgence in the variety of hand crafted, flavored bitters available to bartenders. I personally have 9 different bitters that I use when I am stirring and shaking. But the one flavor that interested me the most, which I couldn’t seem to locate, was that of dandelion. So I made my own.
This past spring, we watched a new local restaurant being built and then watched the business start up. Month after month, night after night this eatery filled with diners and waiting lines. Eight months of solid traffic is a hot run for a new restaurant, especially in a town that has no shortage of places to eat. Our interest was piqued!!
Editor’s Note: The only reason this recipe is found in the “Survive It” category is because the author attempted to light herself on fire, Michael Jackson style, in the process of making it. Management does not recommend leaning over a simmering pot of ANYTHING sitting on a gas stove if (A) you have long hair (B) its not in a ponytail and (C) you are not a cast member of Jackass I, Jackass 2, or Jackass 3D.