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April 28, 2015 at 7:29 pm

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Recipe by Carlos Ruiz

INGREDIENTS:

2 oz. of Veev

1 oz. Fresh Grapefruit Juice

1×1 Piece of Red Beets that Have Been Boiled to Make a Little More Tender and Easy to Muddle.

1/2 oz. Homemade Grenadine (2:1) sugar to POM.

1/4 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

1/4 oz. Sage infused simple syrup (2:1) Sugar to water add a sprig of sage and let the flavors incorporate for a few minutes. Shake occasionally. Top off with Sparkling water

PREPARATION:

In a cocktail shaker add the beet and muddle. Add the rest of the ingredients and shake with ice. Double strain into collins glass filled with ice. Top off with sparkling water. Homemade Grenadine (2:1) sugar to POM. Sage infused simple syrup (2:1) Sugar to water add a sprig of sage and let the flavors incorporate for a few minutes. shake occasionally. Boil the Red beets for about 30 minutes to make a little more tender and easy to muddle. You can also muddle the raw product, it would have the same results but might be a little hard in the muddling process.

GARNISH:

3 Sage Leaves

GLASSWARE:

Collins Glass

INSPIRATION:

My inspiration is the restaurant i work at and my eating habits. I work at a farm to table restaurant called Agricola which focuses on fresh local ingredients. I always loved eating vegetables since i was a kid, and my favorite was beets. So when i heard of this competition and tasted Veev for the first time, i was amazed with the flavor that the Acai berries gave it and since it is a superfood why not make my cocktail with earthy and healthy ingredients. I love to juice in the morning and try different combinations of fruits and vegetable so i decided to put Veev in one of my juices and the combination was phenomenal. The liquor blends in so well with the beets, lemon and grapefruit juice. The drink is so refreshing it reminds you of being by the beach. So if you love to juice and sometimes you want to spike it up. Why Vodka? a better alternative is Veev. A better way to Drink #CheatOnVodka

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