The Blackberry and Beet Martini. I’m not going to lie, I’m pretty excited about this cocktail. Lately, I’ve been on a beet kick. Eating them for dinners, adding them to my smoothies, and then I thought, well, why not try making them into a cocktail? It took a little trial and error, and best believe I ruined a t-shirt, tea towel and rug (I dropped the lid of the blender – which was soaked in beet juice), but it WAS WORTH IT. Who says eating your vegetables can’t be fun? I mean, drinking your veggies still counts, right? At the end of the day, I’m not a doctor, or nutritionist – I’m not sure why I’m even clarifying that (lol), but most likely because I’ll have someone DM me something snide about ‘not recommending a martini as a vegetable substitute’.
Anyways, regardless of #BeetMartiniGate2019, beets themselves have some pretty impressive health benefits, and they’re packed with tons of minerals and vitamins.
Benefits of beets
- Tons of nutrients, with few calories
- Can help lower blood pressure
- Great source of fiber – which helps maintain/improve digestion
- Supports brain health
What does the Blackberry and Beet Martini taste like?
That’s a tough one. If I had to describe it, I’d say it’s incredibly well balanced. I know, that doesn’t give you much. But to describe the balance part: The body of the cocktail is earthy, so you’d expect the drink to be heavy, but it’s incredibly light. And when you go to take a sip of this cocktail, you’re met with the smell of rosemary, but also with the citrusy smell of lemon. I tell you folks, this cocktail challenges your senses – in all the best ways. Also, I don’t usually find it on a menu while out and about, so it’s really a nice treat to enjoy at home.
I could continue describing the cocktail, but I think it’s best you give it a try, I highly recommend. You won’t be disappointed.
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Blackberry and Beet Martini
- Prep Time: 10min
- Total Time: 15min
- Yield: 2 1x
A delicious cocktail with earthy undertones brought on by beet juice and Rosemary.
- 1/2 – 3/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup blackberries
- 1 (heaping) tsp ginger
- 1 medium to large cooked beet
- 1/2 lemon
- 1 ounce of vodka (for every 3 ounces of beet juice)
- Lemon slices and Rosemary for garnish
- Combine water, blackberries, beet, ginger and about 1/2 -3/4 cup of water into blender (or processor). Blend until smooth *Note: you may need to add additional water to get mixture’s consistency smoother
- Pass through a fine mesh sieve, removing all left over bits
- In a cocktail shaker, add beet juice, and freshly squeezed lemon and fill with ice. Shake until chilled.
- Strain into martini glass
- Category: Drinks
- Cuisine: Cocktails