#DOTW: Afro Beet

So we’re four weeks into the “Pause” order from Governor Cuomo, the Coronavirus has shown little, in no plans of slowing down. Are you tired of your wine yet? I am. A little bit. Enough to change it up. On your your next errand run, please do pick up the ingredients to this fabulous cocktail. Don’t get discouraged by the addition of beet juice, it’s really, really delicious. Now is the time to try something new! I “borrowed” this recipe from a restaurant in Harlem called ” Ruby’s Vintage. A bartender named Willie Alexander came up with this concoction, and may I please say Thank you? I can’t get enough of this drink!!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 oz Casamigo Blanco (or quality blanco tequila of your choice)
  • 1 1/2 oz Mezcal Joven (or quality mezcal of your choice)
  • 1 oz freshly squeezed beet juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 1/2 oz freshly squeezed lime juice

In a cocktail shaker, mix ice and all ingredients and shake well. Wet the rim of the glass with a lime slice, then dip into salt to make a salt rim. Add ice and ingredients of the cocktail shaker. Garnish with a lime slice.

To make the beet juice, wash and peel one fresh. beet (or more), and cut it Ito small pieces. Place them into a blender or juicer with at least 1/4 cup of water and blend well. Run the juice through a strainer into a container. If you can’t find fresh beet, just get a can of beets, but of course the fresh one is better!!

Cheers and please be safe!

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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