With fall in full swing, I find myself hosting more and more get-togethers at my house. There’s something about the cooler weather that just makes people want to gather together, sip on cocktails, and enjoy some good company. And as the hostess with the mostest, it’s my job to make sure that everyone has a great time – which means having a few tasty drinks on hand.
Now, I’m not a professional mixologist by any means, but I’d like to think I know my way around an at-home bar. Every season I like to try my hand at creating seasonal cocktails that are both delicious and easy to make. So when I was experimenting with some ingredients, I came up with this Dance to the Beet scotch cocktail recipe, and after my first sip, I knew I had share this recipe with you all.
This drink is the perfect balance of sweet and tart, with a little bit of earthiness from the beet juice. And it gets its beautiful color from – you guessed it – fresh red beet juice. If you can’t find fresh beet juice, you can also use bottled juice or even canned beets (just make sure to strain out any pieces of beet pulp). The other ingredients in this cocktail are fresh pineapple juice, lemon juice, honey, and Scotch whisky. This beet cocktail is super simple to make and absolutely delicious.
I used the most delicious scotch from Bruichladdich for this recipe. It’s a single malt whisky that is made on the Scottish Isle of Islay. The scotch has a beautiful organic taste to it, which pairs perfectly with the earthiness of the beet juice. And since this cocktail is not too sweet, the smokiness of the scotch really shines through.
Step 1: Add all ingredients to a shaker and top with fresh ice.
Step 2: Shake until well combined and chilled.
Step 3: Strain cocktail mixture into a glass and enjoy!
The beet goes on! This earthy and slightly sweet cocktail is the perfect way to enjoy your favorite root vegetable. The honey and pineapple juice help to balance out the natural flavor of the beets, while the lemon juice adds a tartness that brings the whole drink together. So go ahead and put on your dancing shoes – this beet cocktail is sure to get the party started!