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5 Delicious Ways To Drink Beet Juice With Your Booze
Blisstree ^ | Samantha Escobar

Posted on 01/17/2013 9:58:21 PM PST by nickcarraway

My mother is obsessed with beets. She grows the plants in the backyard, puts them on just about everything and insists that they’re how she stays as healthy as she is (that and her immunities are pretty much Helm’s Deep after teaching hundreds of elementary schoolers for 7 years). Since my immunities are rather low, she’s always tried to get me to eat them but I just never knew how to eat beets in a way I actually enjoyed. I always found that the flavor overwhelmed my palette and when you don’t enjoy something, you tend to not go out of your way to eat it, even when it’s good for you.

And trust me, beets are good for you: they have no trans fat or saturated fat, have folic acid, and they contain magnesium, iron, calcium, phosperous, fiber, niacin and vitamins A, B and C. They can give you tons of energy because they’re high in sugar, but they’re low in calories and digest slowly so the sugar isn’t released into your system all at once the way candy’s energy boost works. Plus, they’re supposedly an aphrodisiac because they contain lots of boron, which is related to human’s production of sex hormones. Basically, if you need energy, nutritional value and sexual health benefits all in one item, beets are it. But if you don’t like them, how can you squeeze such an awesome food into your diet?

Fortunately, I’ve been exploring some new bars in the area I just moved to and found a place that serves a beet cocktail. I don’t recall exactly what was in it, but it was close to the version above, which includes beet juice, sugar and lemon juice (except mine had vodka). When I called my mom to tell her, she was both shocked and thrilled that beet cocktails exist and that I had actually enjoyed something with beet juice in it. Since I love to make her happy, I figured I would spread her beet mission message for the world via my personal favorite recipes to make: cocktails!

So if you’re a little confused about how to eat beets or simply want to gain the nutrition from them without quite so much of the taste, mixing them up in a fantastic drink is a great way to achieve that! Whether it’s for a refreshing glass to go with your lunch or a healthier-than-normal nightcap, you’ll find that beet juice cocktails are pretty fantastic in every respect.


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1 posted on 01/17/2013 9:58:30 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Never really cared for Beets(to sweet) or pickled eggs but I just had a few last month and I sprinkled a little salt on them pickled eggs.

They was pretty darn good.


2 posted on 01/17/2013 10:01:27 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: nickcarraway

Personally, I like them with butter and a little salt, but whatever floats your boat.
(Directed at the author, not necessarily you, Nick)

I also dice them into things like spaghetti sauce, soups, stews, and meat pies.


3 posted on 01/17/2013 10:02:43 PM PST by Ellendra (http://www.ustrendy.com/ellendra-nauriel/portfolio/18423/concealed-couture/)
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To: nickcarraway

The author is correct. Beets are almost a miracle food.
I just might try a beet cocktail.


4 posted on 01/17/2013 10:04:49 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: nickcarraway

I love beets. Cook the tops like spinach, eat the root stewed or pickled. Best veggie ever!


5 posted on 01/17/2013 10:07:20 PM PST by Valpal1
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To: nickcarraway

Thes sure look better that when old guys would fish them out of the communal jar at the tavern LOL

6 posted on 01/17/2013 10:08:39 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: nickcarraway

I love beets - red ones, purples ones, golden one........doesn’t matter.
(I know this isn’t recipe time)
However, my favorite way to fix them is wrap them in foil after putting a little salt and pepper and roast them till soft.........yumm!!!!!
(Much better if you peel them first, but if you cook them with the skins, the skins do come off rather easily after cooking.)


7 posted on 01/17/2013 10:08:39 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: nickcarraway
That is just sick. Sick and twisted. Booze should not be desecrated like that.

/johnny

8 posted on 01/17/2013 10:09:26 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: mylife

LOL.... glad you added your comment, because at first glace, I thought you did “pretty” cooking.


9 posted on 01/17/2013 10:12:22 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: nickcarraway

I like to eat them once or twice a decade.


10 posted on 01/17/2013 10:13:19 PM PST by clearcarbon
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To: JRandomFreeper

Well, dang it, Johnny, I’m going to let you know.
ROTFL.


11 posted on 01/17/2013 10:14:01 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

LOL!!


12 posted on 01/17/2013 10:18:17 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: onyx

The ones I had last month were put up in a plain ball mason jar.

I never really liked them that much as a kid, but they were pretty good.


13 posted on 01/17/2013 10:20:29 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: onyx
It's perversion, I tell you. It's perversion.

If our Dear Lord had thought beets and booze went together there would be a beet booze.

Is there? No! Proof....

There's liquor flavored like apples, cherries, peppermint, cinnamon, oranges, walnuts(?), vanilla, Red Square sweepings, and burnt corn poured through burn maple... but there is no booze that sports a beet on the label.

I rest my case.

/johnny

14 posted on 01/17/2013 10:27:33 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: nickcarraway
"And with that, a mighty cheer went up from the heroes of Shelbyville. They had banished the awful lemon tree forever, because it was haunted. Now let's all celebrate with a cool glass of turnip juice." - Shelbyville Grampa
15 posted on 01/17/2013 10:28:17 PM PST by jurroppi1
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To: mylife

When I depended on arm wresting for survival and beer drinking, my diet largely consisted of pickled eggs, and those little bags of peanuts that used to sell for 25 cents in bars, and of course beer.

That tale about pickled eggs that have been sitting in the jar on the bar for years, is true, I have asked for an egg and had the bartender explain to me that they have been sitting there forever, untouched, (I ate them anyway). I have also seen bars that don’t know better, or care, and that just keep throwing boiled eggs into the juice from some ancient original purchase of store-bought pickled eggs (I ate those as well).

My first canning was of pickled eggs (pickle first, then can), and I canned them on a hot plate, it is a great way to preserve eggs, and probably beats ‘glassing’.

http://www.granny-miller.com/preserving-eggs-with-water-glass/

Beets really help to color and jazz up pickled eggs, and are a good match for the pickling.


16 posted on 01/17/2013 10:30:06 PM PST by ansel12 (Cruz said "conservatives trust Sarah Palin that if she says this guy is a conservative, that he is")
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To: jurroppi1

LOL!!!!!!


17 posted on 01/17/2013 10:30:09 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: ansel12

It is funny because it is true.
Gustavson goes after those eggs after the kitchen has been closed for 2 hours LOL


18 posted on 01/17/2013 10:32:25 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: nickcarraway; carlos

I was raised in a household that always had pickled cucumbers, onions(various) and or beets on the dinner table..

Sometimes the beets were canned beets pickled.. BUT
the difference between canned beets and fresh beets
boiled until fairly soft there’s no comparison..

Pickle.....
Cider vinegar infused with various herbs and maybe garlic..
Olive oil infused with herbs in the same way...
a little Brown sugar.. salt and pepper..
as a kicker a dab of sesame oil... (optional)
some water (to taste)..

** let stand for a few hours or even a day or two..
and for an adventure add some boiled eggs...
We’re talking snack city here..

Taste the pickle... If it tastes GOOD to you
the veggies will taste good to you.. a little
more salt or brown sugar may be needed..
For some making it all HOT(picante/peppers) will
add intrigue... and “interest”..


19 posted on 01/17/2013 10:51:46 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: nickcarraway

Borscht!


20 posted on 01/17/2013 11:00:11 PM PST by Argus
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To: nickcarraway

Hated them as a kid. Mom served them at nearly every dinner. As an adult, I can’t get enough. I love them.

I am a soap maker and use the juice as a natural colorant for some of my soaps.


21 posted on 01/17/2013 11:06:11 PM PST by 4mybiz
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To: JRandomFreeper

ROTFL.
It’s never before crossed my mind, but I am willing to give “it a shot.”
I’ll let you know!


22 posted on 01/17/2013 11:11:08 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: nickcarraway

Oven roasted with salt & pepper. Great!


23 posted on 01/17/2013 11:29:06 PM PST by grame (May you know more of the love of God Almighty this day!)
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To: nickcarraway

No,wait...

24 posted on 01/17/2013 11:29:46 PM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: mylife

OKay. DrO has started eating beets, so now I just have to make a trip across the river to the Liquor store.


25 posted on 01/17/2013 11:44:38 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: 4mybiz

I loved beets when I was a kid. My Grandmother would serve them fresh steamed with butter salt and pepper or pickled in the summertime. I have not had them so much as an adult... not sure why. I think I’ll be adding them back into the menu.


26 posted on 01/18/2013 12:08:43 AM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

It’s vodka! What’s to desecrate?


27 posted on 01/18/2013 12:10:11 AM PST by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: jurroppi1

We’ve squozen our whole supply.


28 posted on 01/18/2013 12:54:53 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

try making Barszcz / borscht — it’s delicious


29 posted on 01/18/2013 1:08:03 AM PST by Cronos (Middle English prest, priest, Old English pruost, Late Latin presbyter, Latin presbuteros)
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To: nickcarraway

There aren’t very many foods I won’t eat. Beets made the list.


30 posted on 01/18/2013 1:21:47 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: mylife
C'mon, here's a manly drink!

/s

31 posted on 01/18/2013 1:55:50 AM PST by Yehuda
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To: nickcarraway

way 6, pour down toilet!


32 posted on 01/18/2013 1:58:22 AM PST by dalereed
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To: nickcarraway

Cooked ground red beets, fresh horseradish and vinegar, sugar to taste, mix and enjoy.


33 posted on 01/18/2013 2:17:34 AM PST by this_ol_patriot
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To: onyx

Best recipe for drinking with beets: One large beet, a quart of Makers Mark. Drink 1/2 of the Maker’s Mark with branch water. Throw the beet out into the yard. Shoot rabbits that go after the beet (be careful of loading the gun with all the MM in you). Have wife retrieve rabbit and clean it. Have her use your best rabbit recipe. Drink rest of Makers Mark while watching her. Eat until you are full.


34 posted on 01/18/2013 2:28:45 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: nickcarraway

Where do you get beet juice??


35 posted on 01/18/2013 3:55:32 AM PST by mfish13 (ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!!!!)
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To: nickcarraway

Beets and greens fresh from the garden with a big pat of butter...nom. My wife grows a ton of beets...


36 posted on 01/18/2013 4:00:34 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: mfish13

Amazon, Swanson’s, any decent health food store...


37 posted on 01/18/2013 4:09:07 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: nickcarraway

The Beetlejuice picture cracked me up!

It’s the borscht with the morscht babe?


38 posted on 01/18/2013 5:03:30 AM PST by jurroppi1
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To: nickcarraway

I just remembered this... I was watching Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives the other day and one of the restaurants made Beet Sliders. Guy thought they were extraordinary. Apparently they were one of the main attractions of the place and it was within a few blocks of a restaurant that Guy owns (you could tell he was a bit worried about the competition).


39 posted on 01/18/2013 5:07:46 AM PST by jurroppi1
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To: nickcarraway

bfl


40 posted on 01/18/2013 5:33:00 AM PST by spankalib (The downside of liberty is the need to tolerate those who despise it.)
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To: onyx

Just to clarify the authors confusion, Drinking is not Eating.

Drinking a cocktail is not the same as eating, say pickled beets.


41 posted on 01/18/2013 5:34:51 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: who knows what evil?

Many thanks.


42 posted on 01/18/2013 5:40:06 AM PST by mfish13 (ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!!!!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

SUGAR BEET LIQUOR

Slice thin or mince into a kettle 10 pounds of sugar beets.
Add just enough water to cover and bring to a boil.
Simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Strain off this liquid and retain. Retain the pulp.
Repeat the previous three steps to the pulp. Discard the pulp. (Give it to the bunnies.)
Combine the liquids and simmer until the steam no longer has a rank odor.
If the liquid is less than a gallon, add water to make it so. If it’s more than a gallon, boil it off till it is.
Cool to below 110°F, and add one package Fleischmann’s yeast.
Ferment.
Distill.


43 posted on 01/18/2013 7:59:06 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: nickcarraway

Bump for happy hour.


44 posted on 01/18/2013 12:17:36 PM PST by foxfield
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