Vegetables in cocktails? Is this a thing? Absolutely! For veggie (especially beet lovers) and classic cocktail enthusiasts this is a dream come true. Beets are uniquely sweet, interestingly earthy, and vibrantly beautiful - a stunning addition to your favorite mixed drink.
Capturing the clean simple taste of a classic dirty martini, this cocktail "twist" contains a crisp and savory flavor with a subtle dash of sweet beet finish. Pickled beet brine contains a little garlic and a lot of dill, so it’s perfect for a dirty (or filthy) martini.
Plus- a Pickled Beet Dirty Martini is magical. Yes, magical! Like the "horse of a different color" from The Wizard of Oz, this drink's hue continually transforms into various shades of pink and red after the addition of skewered red pickled beets. For different colors of pink or red, use pink/white Chioggia Beets for a light pink beet brine (used for this recipe) and red beets for a dark crimson brine.
If you aren’t a fan of making homemade pickled beets, use brine from purchased pickled beets. Store-bought pickled beet brine is often more salty, so adjust brine taste accordingly.
When crafting this cocktail, we wanted to use an affordable vodka with clean smooth taste. This delicious martini uses Tito’s Handcrafted Vodka (It’s vegan!), courtesy of Drizly.
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Looking for more fabulous cocktails using beets? Try these BEETastic drinks: Turn Up the Beet: Roasted Beet Chipotle Bloody Mary / Smokin’ Hot Beeta-Rita: Beet, Mezcal and Jalapeno Margarita / The Final Frontier: Beet “Tom Collins” Martini.
Pretty in Pink: Pickled Beet Dirty Martini Recipe
2.5 oz Tito's Handmade Vodka*
1.5 oz pickled beet brine (2 oz or more for extra dirty)**
splash of dry vermouth (optional)
skewered pickled beets
* Tito's vodka is vegan! It is made from 100% yellow corn and does not contain any animal products.
Add vodka, brine, and dry vermouth (optional) to a cocktail shaker with 3-4 ice cubes.
Either drink on the rocks or strain into a chilled martini glass.
Garnish with pickled beets and fresh dill.
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