Beetroot lemonade

By Bill Alexander
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Ingredients

Beet syrup:

  • 2 liters water
  • 1 large red beet grated with cheese grater
  • 1 liter white sugar
  • The peel of 2 oranges

Beet lemonade:

  • 500 milliliters beet syrup
  • 500 milliliters lemon juice
  • 1 orange sliced into rounds
  • 1 stick rosemary
  • 60 milliliters your favorite gin (or vodka)

Garnish:

  • Rosemary sprig
  • Orange peel
  • Grenadine and sugar rim

Directions

Beet syrup:

  1. Boil all ingredients for ten minutes.
  2. Strain threw a fine strainer.
  3. Discard beet pulp.
  4. Cool down the beet syrup until chilled.

Beet lemonade:

  1. Whisk together 500 milliliters of the beet syrup and 500 milliliters of the lemon juice.
  2. Fill a pitcher 1/2 with ice cubes.
  3. Pour in the beet lemonade.
  4. Add the orange slices and garnish with rosemary sprig.
  5. (Optional) Rim the glass with grenadine and sugar crust it with white sugar.
  6. Fill glass half full with ice and add 60 milliliters gin poured over ice.
  7. Fill remainder of cup with beet lemonade.
  8. Garnish with orange peel and rosemary sprig.

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