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Beetnik Martini Recipe Featured In Bon Appetit

Posted On: March 26, 2013

This was published this month in Bon Appetit magazine.  Great name for a martini, if you ask us!

Ingredients

Vodka and syrup

  • 6 medium red beets (about 2 1/2 pounds), scrubbed, trimmed
  • 1 750-ml bottle vodka
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons grated peeled ginger

Assembly

  • 3 ounces fresh lemon juice
  • 3 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 12 lemon slices

Preparation

Vodka and syrup

  • Cook beets in a large saucepan of boiling water until tender, 1-1 1/4 hours. Drain; let cool slightly. Peel and slice. Combine warm beets and vodka in a large 1 1/2-quart jar (save vodka bottle to store finished product). Cover; chill for at least 5 days and up to 1 week. Strain into a medium bowl; discard beets. Pour beet vodka back into reserved bottle. Cover and chill.
  • Bring sugar, ginger, and 3/4 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring to dissolve sugar. Let cool. Strain ginger syrup into a medium jar; discard ginger. Cover and chill. DO AHEAD: Beet vodka and ginger syrup can be made 1 month ahead. Keep chilled separately.

Assembly

  • For each cocktail, combine 2 ounces beet vodka, 1/2 ounces ginger syrup, 1/4 oz. lemon juice, and 1/4 oz. lime juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously until cocktail shaker is very cold. Strain drink into a coupe or Martini glass. Float a lemon slice on top.

The original article from Bon Appetit Magazine can be found here: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/2013/03/beetnik-martini#ixzz2OewHgiRO

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