One of my favorite things about Kitchen Play is that it challenges cooks to use ingredients in new and different ways. Who would think you could make a delicious cocktail using beef? I wouldn’t have, until I tried my hand at the moogarita. Similarly, I would not have thought pickled beets would necessarily be a great addition to a stocked bar, the dirty beet martini that Denise of Chez Us created for Kitchen Play’s Aunt Nellie’s Pickled Beets menu is unexpectedly nice. It’s an earthier, slightly sweeter twist on your classic martini.
Beet Dirty Martini
- 2 ounces Vodka
- 1/2 ounce Vermouth
- dash of Orange Bitters
- splash of Aunt Nellie’s Pickled Baby Beet juice
- Aunt Nellie’s Pickled Baby Beets for garnish
- orange peel for garnish
Fill your martini glass full of ice. In a shaker add ice, vermouth and vodka. Shake. Empty the ice from the martini glass. Put a splash of the beet juice, swirl around the glass, then pour out. Stain the shaken vodka into the glass. Add a dash of bitters. Garnish with the beet and orange peel. Serve. Sip.
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