Friday, October 21, 2022

Mixology with Beetology (sponsored)

Beetology beet-tini
Yeah, yeah, Halloween is for kids to dress up and go door-to-door to beg for candy. Maybe that's your thing, but I'd rather stay home with the lights out and drink. Or, more accurately, I'd rather pack up the pup, leave the neighborhood, and drink somewhere else. (My poor dog is traumatized by strangers at the door, and he is not fond of children. He is much like me.)

Beetology sent me some yummy samples (I LOVE BEETS! Yes, I am Polish.) and recipes to share. Beetology juices are 100% cold-pressed, which means the fruit and veg in their blends retain the bulk of their vital nutrients. And veggie nutrition balances out the booze, amirite? Well, it does in my head.

There are five flavors of Beetology: cherry; tropical fruit; lemon + ginger; berry; and veggie. Any one of them would be great in a Beet-ini with 4 ounces of juice and 2 ounces of vodka or gin. Garnish the veggie version with olives and the others with a lemon twist. The veggie flavor also works in a Bloody Mary. There are more drink recipes on the Beetology web site, plus hummus and chocolate cupcakes. (!)

Beety Mary

4 oz Beetology Beet + Veggie Juice
2 oz vodka
1 tsp prepared horseradish
2 dashes Tabasco sauce
2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
pinch smoked paprika
pinch black pepper
squeeze of lemon

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake to blend. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with a celery stick, some green olives, and a lemon wedge. If you're feeling it, add a slice of pickled beet.

Adult beverages with protein and fiber are a great idea, but it might be an even better idea to get your kids to drink Beetology (without the liquor, of course!). Just dress them up like vampires and tell them it's blood....

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