BEETROOT MOJITOTuesday, August 04, 2015
It’s beet time! My garden has been quite the challenge this season and most of what I planted has been a total right off due to very dry conditions and a massive surge of thistles which has dominated the entire of my patch! It’s a disaster! The only thing that seems to have survived is the beets.
I plan to have fun with these purple beauties......
.......and by fun I mean cocktails, of course.
BEETROOT MOJITOWHAT YOU NEED
- 1 raw beetroot, peeled
- Sea salt
- Lime juice
- Carbonated Water
WHAT YOU DO
Chop the beetroot and place in a pan. Cover with water and gently simmer for 10 minutes.
Cool and drain the beet water. Place in the fridge till needed.
Take a glass and rub the rim with lime juice. Dip the lime rimmed glass into a little sea salt to give a fabulous salty edge to your drink.
TO ASSEMBLE THE DRINK
*This part is all to taste so feel free to adapt your own but this is where I start- add 1/2 tsp sugar, a few mint leaves, a squeeze of lime and a pinch of salt. Muddle everything in the bottom of the glass. Add a generous helping of ice and pour over some rum. Add a couple of tablespoons of beetroot water and a splash of fizzy carbonated water. Garnish with a mint leaf and enjoy!