I infused two jars of simple syrup with beets, one golden and one red, that will be used for cocktails. It's not a dinner party at Cam's unless there are some funky drinks being poured. I'll post the recipes for a Beet-Nyk Martini and Beet Bubbly tomorrow night. But for now, here's how I made the syrups.
Boil one beet in each color - one red and one yellow. Then skin and slice the beets. Create a simple syrup with 1 C organic granulated sugar and 1 C water. Cook that over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved and the syrup begins to thicken. Pour half of the syrup in one jar and half in the other; add a squeeze of lemon juice into each jar, then drop the sliced beets into the syrup. Infuse for a minimum of 2 hours and a maximum of five days.