This stunning beet margarita is perfect for the heat and puts good use to leftover beet juice. The orange and lime juice provide a nice kick, nothing too strong. Agave sweetens those flavors out. Combine these with tequila and ice in a cocktail tin and you’re halfway there! Watch the drink turn scarlet as you pour beet juice over top. Throw on a lime wheel and remember to salt the rim for killer presentation. This beet margarita recipe from Charleston‘s Basic Kitchen is a no-mess delight that works for any season.
Makes 1 cocktail
1½ ounces Espolon Blanco Tequila
1 ounce lime juice
1 ounce orange juice
1 ounce agave syrup
Beet juice to top
Garnish: lime wheel, rimming salt
In a cocktail tin filled with ice, shake tequila, lime juice, orange juice, and agave. Strain over fresh ice into a rocks glass with a half-salted rim. Garnish with lime wheel and pour beet juice over top.
- Recipe by Tiffany Gauch of Basic Kitchen in Charleston, South Carolina