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Sweet Beet + Gin Martini

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Sweet beet + gin martini is a surprise in all ways. Slightly earthly beet flavor complimented in a sweet simple syrup is the perfect match for herbaceous and floral gin. Shake it cold and sip on it as you unwind.

I learned, wait no, no I’m learning something and maybe you’re learning it with me. If you are, we’re learning that parenting is hard man. In which case, pull up a chair and tuck in to a cocktail you deserve it. Maybe you’re not learning that at all. In which case, pull up a chair and tuck in to a cocktail, because you deserve it too. Whether you’re learning to parent a strong willed toddler or going for your MBA or dealing with dating in 2018 (ugh, I seriously couldn’t even) we all deserve a break. And this little break is brought to you by sweet beets and gin.

Sweet Beet + Gin Martini

There’s more to gin than tonic

It’s totally cool if gin and tonics are your thing. They’re just not my thing. Well may if it was this Fresh Peach Gin and Tonic from Jessica over at How Sweet Eats, but otherwise I’ll take my gin with fresh citrus and fun other things.

Have you shied away from the herbal liquor not knowing what to pair with it besides malaria fighting tonic? Answer:  so much more! Last summer we dabbled with our first gin cocktail on Hunger Thirst Play with the Lemon Thyme Gin Spritz. And you know what’s even better? You can now get someone to make it for you when you check out our restaurant Bonefish Harry’s, just order it under it’s new name ‘Thyme for a Cocktail.’  Sweet, herby and fresh thyme with lemon and a splash of soda water for bubbles. It’s like dangerous adult lemonade that just disappears too quick.

Sweet Beet + Gin Martini

Fabulous news my friends – this Sweet Beet + Gin Martini is the same concept. Sweet and slightly earthy flavor pair up with the natural piney and herbaceous flavors of gin with fresh lemon for a creative cocktail to impress your friends. Think beets are gross? Well, for starters, I’m impressed you made it this far. But let me convince you beets and booze are a good idea.

Because I’m all trying to grow a baby and what not, my bar patrons and friends are my cocktail recipe test subjects. The beet haters all said the same thing, “I really don’t like beets, but I would definitely drink this.” If that’s not a positive approval rating, then I’m not sure what is.

Getting Crafty

Feel like getting a little hipster with your cocktails? Serve up your Sweet Beet + Gin Martinis with an egg white float. It’s fluffy and sweet, but if that sounds like too much work or maybe raw egg whites are a no, then serving up your Sweet Beet + Gin Martinis as is will be perfectly delicious!

Sweet Beet + Gin Martini

What are your favorite gin cocktails? I want to hear about it in the comments!

Sweet Beet + Gin Martini

Sweet Beet + Gin Martini

Sweet beet + gin martini is a surprise in all ways.  Slightly earthly beet flavor complimented in a sweet simple syrup is the perfect match for herbaceous and floral gin.  Shake it cold and sip on it as you unwind.
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Course: Gin Cocktails
Cuisine: Cocktails
Keyword: beet cocktail, sweet beets, vegetable cocktails
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 152kcal
Author: Lauren


Beet Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon beet powder

Sweet Beet + Gin Martini

  • 1 ½ ounces beet simple syrup
  • ½ ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ½ ounces gin
  • Optional: 1 egg white and pinch of sugar


Beet Simple Syrup

  • In a small sauce pan combine sugar, water and beet powder.  Whisk together over high heat until it starts to boil and sugar has dissolved.  Remove from heat and let cool.

Sweet Beet + Gin Martini

  • In a cocktail shaker combine the beet simple syrup, fresh lemon juice and gin.  Fill with ice and shake vigorously.  Strain into your favorite martini glass.
  • Optional: for a frothy garnish, add egg white and a pinch of sugar to a clean cocktail shaker with ice.  Shake vigorously until egg what is  light and foamy then pour on top of your Sweet Beet + Gin Martini.


I purchased Beet Root Powder from Amazon.  This is an affiliate link, so if you purchase it through this link I'll make a commission of the sale but you won't pay any extra.  Besides this cocktail, I've used the powder to mix into smoothies, pasta and sauces!  Find it here: Beet Root Powder


Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 218mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 2mg
Sweet Beet + Gin MartiniSweet Beet & Gin Martini | Pleasantly sweet beet flavor is the perfect combo with herbaceous and floral gin in this refreshing cocktail.

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Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

Sunday 1st of April 2018

No, wait a minute. Beets are great for you -- they have nitric oxide which is great for delivering oxygen in our blood. So just thin, you are relaxing after a stressful day at work or parenting and rushing all that oxygen into your blood stream. Your blood pressure will thank you.


Wednesday 4th of April 2018

I seriously appreciate your thought process on this. ????

Anne Murphy

Friday 30th of March 2018

So pretty! You're going to laugh, my my grandmother used to drink something that was pink and had a frothy top - now I dond't remember what. Certainly was not made with beets, though! (I have a vague idea it was a bit sweet...)


Saturday 31st of March 2018

I would love to know what that drink was!


Friday 30th of March 2018

So much cocktail action happening all around me is making be thirsty to make some at home. Love the mix of gin and beet syrup in this. On my to-try list. Thanks for a delicious idea.

Veena Azmanov

Friday 30th of March 2018

This is so cool. I love the idea. I'm not a big fan of beets but I think I would love this. The color is so pretty! Saving for later.

Kiki Johnson

Wednesday 28th of March 2018

Now, this is different! I think I have never seen a cocktail with beetroot before! The colour is beautiful and I am certainly curious to try this pretty concoction!