- 1 ½ ounces London Dry Gin
- 1 ½ ounces beet water*
- 1 ounce simple syrup
- ¾ ounce fresh lemon juice
- 8 mint leaves, plus a sprig for garnish
- Cracked pepper
- 6 small to average size red beets
- 2 cups water
Add liquid ingredients and mint to a cocktail shaker. Cover and shake hard with ice to break up the mint. Strain over fresh ice in a double Old Fashioned glass. Garnish with two fresh grinds of finely ground black pepper and a sprig of mint.
*For beet water:
6 small to average size red beets
Purée raw beets with 2 cups of water in a blender and strain out pulp. Will make enough for 10 cocktails.