#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!

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