It’s Friday, and I’m ready for a cocktail! Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice sent me a big box of their handcrafted, squeezed fresh juices and when I saw the color of the Orange Beet juice I could not wait to experiment with the flavors and get that stuff in a pretty cocktail glass!  Now, beets can have an earthy flavor, so the tartness of the oranges and the sweetness of the simple syrup are good balance to subdue that flavor. I still love that bite of earthiness from the beets though, it’s a totally unique taste in a mixed drink. And when my friend and I sat taste-testing these last weekend, we rationalized that we were basically drinking vegetables, so one more sip was like we were making very healthy choices (the label even says it: no GMOs, no preservatives, no sugar — I’m nearly on a juice cleanse people!). The cocktail was super tasty, and it looks good —  take a look at the contrast of those kiwi slices and richly colored juice. Yum, and cheers to a fabulous weekend! Full recipe below: Orange Beet Cocktail A Orange Beet Cocktail B Orange Beet Cocktail C Orange Beet Cocktail D

Orange Beet Cocktail.
  • 2 oz Natalie's Orange Beet Juice
  • 2 oz Vodka
  • ¼ oz Simple Syrup
  • Soda water
  • Sliced Kiwis for garnishing
  1. Mix orange beet juice, vodka, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker over ice.
  2. Strain and pour into a chilled glass, top with sparkling soda water.
  3. Garnish with fresh sliced kiwis.

Please note: This post was sponsored by Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice, all opinions, recipes, and images are my own.