Bartenders are betting on beet cocktails

02/28/2013 | Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Beets are making their way onto bar menus as mixologists use the vegetable's bright color and earthy-yet-sweet flavor to create custom farm-to-table cocktails. "Bars are taking a culinary approach to creating cocktails, and beets are a natural sweetener," said Andrew Emery, co-owner of Victory in New Orleans, which serves a beet-reduction-and-dark-rum-based cocktail. "It’s a classic cocktail in that it contrasts the sweetness of the beet with the citric tart flavor of the lime."

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