The Citrus, Basil and Beet Martini–YES It’s Delicious!!

by | Dec 17, 2012 | Recipes, Snacks and Desserts | 0 comments

Yes, Beets and beet juice can improve athletic performance, it’s true. So, we decided to set out and make a beet martini. No, I doubt it will do a lot for your athletic performance, but it is a delicious and (sort of) nutritious way to enjoy a colorful new drink! Have a try!

The Beet Martini

Ingredients:

1 bottle  Chopin or other Potato Vodka

3 Fresh Organic Beets

2-4 cups Blood Orange or Fresh Orange Juice (I just bought fresh squeezed OJ from WF)

4 Meyer Lemons, juiced

2 Fresh Limes, juiced

Simple Syrup to taste

6-8 ea. Fresh Basil Leaves

Lemon Twist, garnish

Directions:

Cut tops off beets and wash. Place in boiling water for about ten minutes. Remove from pan, rinse under cold water and scrape off tough outer skin. Slice and add to vodka in a glass pitcher or jar. Infuse for three days.

When ready to mix drinks, remove beets with a strainer spoon and discard. In a glass pitcher, add the vodka and chill. Meanwhile squeeze 3 Meyer lemons and three limes into a glass container. Add the orange juice. Crush the basil leaves in a small amount of simple syrup with a wooden spoon. Add to juice mixture and sweeten with simple syrup to taste. Leave it slightly tart.

To mix drinks, add ice to a cocktail strainer, juice and two shots of vodka. Shake and strain off ice. Garnish with a lemon peel.

Note: Measurements are approximate, so it may need a little tweaking to ‘taste’. Enjoy in moderation! Cheers!

About Catherine Ebeling: I am Catherine (Cat) Ebeling. I am an RN with a Masters of Science in Nursing and Public Health. I have been studying diet, fitness and health for the past 30+ years–in addition to my clinical nursing experience, which includes anti-aging, preventative, regenerative medicine and bioidentical hormone therapy. I have had a life-long fascination with diet, fitness and nutrition, and have learned how to biohack my genetic capacity. I realized that we, as humans, have the ultimate power over our bodies and our health. Wanting to learn even more about human biology, nutrition, health and disease, I went back to school to study for a BSN in nursing. I just recently completed my MSN (at age 60). I’ve written six books on diet and health that have sold thousands–and even hundreds of thousands of copies all over the world through “The Nutrition Watchdog” publishing. I am an expert on diet and health and want to share that knowledge with you. I can be reached at caebeling@gmail.com or 314-369-6400 or on FB Instant Messenger.

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