Beet It

Beet It

Beet It

This fresh, bright cocktail marries beet juice with bourbon and Esprit de June, a floral liqueur distilled from grape blossoms that's available at most high-end liquor stores.Todd Coleman

Julian Cox of Los Angeles's Rivera created this fresh, bright cocktail, which marries beet juice with bourbon and Esprit de June, a floral liqueur distilled from grape blossoms that's available at most high-end liquor stores. This recipe first appeared in our October 2011 issue, along with Rebecca Barry's article Whiskey Rebellion.

Beet It
Julian Cox of Los Angeles's Rivera created this fresh, bright cocktail, which marries beet juice with bourbon and Esprit de June, a floral liqueur distilled from grape blossoms that's available at most high-end liquor stores.
Yield: makes 1 Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1½ oz. bourbon, such as Hudson Baby Bourbon
  • ¾ oz. cane syrup
  • ½ oz. fresh lime juice
  • ½ oz. fresh or bottled beet juice
  • ¼ oz. Esprit de June liqueur
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne
  • 4 slices red bell pepper

Instructions

  1. Mix bourbon, syrup, juices, liqueur, and cayenne in a shaker with ice; shake to chill. Strain into a rocks glass with ice; garnish with peppers.