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Beet Syrups for Cocktails


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.

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  1. what a clever use of beets! i make lots of syrups and infused cocktails, but have never thought o this. it must be a real treat and honor to be invited to one of your parties :)

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  2. Do you get good color out of the beets this way?

    I've made a beet-infused vodka (following Lucy Brennan's recipe), and had fun with that. http://imbibemagazine.blogspot.com/2007/03/taste-of-lucy-brennan.html

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  3. @Christy, thanks! Yes, my friends clear their schedules when I invite them over for dinner. ;)

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