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