Looking for an "out of this world" craft cocktail? This Beet "Tom Collins" Martini transports your taste-buds to infinity and beyond!
Capturing the "Tom Collins" classic ingredient profile, The Final Frontier is a delightful combination of Drizly's Tanqueray Gin, fresh grapefruit juice, lemon juice, and beet simple syrup. Beet simple syrup? What??? Yes! Deliciously sweet, subtly earthy, and vibrantly colorful, beet simple syrup is a fantastic replacement (and a dash healthier) for white sugar in cocktails and mocktails. For this cocktail, beet simple syrup pairs well with gin's botanical essence and the sweet yet tart citrus flavor.
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Not a gin fan? For a mocktail option, serve this drink sans gin for a refreshingly vibrant beet grapefruit juice. Like a Shirley Temple, this mixed drink has stunning presentation!
For more veggie-inspired cocktails, try a classic cocktail with an un"BEET"able twist: Pretty in Pink: Pickled Beet Dirty Martini.
Beet “Tom Collins” Martini Recipe
1/2 cup ice
2 oz Tanqueray Gin (from Drizly)
3/4 oz lemon juice
1 oz fresh grapefruit juice
1/4 - 1/2 oz beet simple syrup
1/2 oz tonic water (club soda for a sweeter taste)
Add gin, lemon juice, grapefruit juice, tonic water (optional) and ice cubes to cocktail shaker.
Either drink on the rocks or strain into a chilled martini glass.
Drizzle beet simple syrup into cocktail glass.
Garnish with fresh lemon slices