To the Beet
IngredientsServes Serves 1
1 large egg white or 2 dashes Ms. Better’s Bitters Miraculous Foamer
1½ oz (45 ml) White Owl Whisky
1 oz (30 ml) Beet Marmalade*, plus extra for garnish
1 oz (30 ml) fresh lemon juice
½ oz (15 ml) Odd Society Bittersweet Vermouth**
drops of cassis, for garnish (optional)
- In a steel cocktail shaker, dry shake (without ice) egg white or foamer until foamy. Add remaining ingredients to shaker and fill with ice. Cover and shake until outside of shaker becomes frosty, about 15 seconds. Fine strain into a coupe glass and garnish with Beet Marmalade and cassis, if using.
- * To make Beet Marmalade, preheat oven to 400 F (200 C). Peel ¾ lb (340 g) beets (about 3 to 4 medium beets) and cut into wedges. Place on a lined baking sheet, drizzle with ½ tbsp (7 ml) organic Canadian canola oil and toss to coat. Roast for 50 mins, until fork-tender. Remove from oven and let cool slightly. In a food processor, pulse beets until finely chopped. Transfer to a large saucepan and add 2 tbsp (30 ml) water, ½ cup (125 ml) brown sugar, ¼ cup (60 ml) maple syrup, ½ tbsp (7 ml) finely chopped ginger, a pinch of sea salt, 1 tbsp (15 ml) lemon juice, ½ a cinnamon stick and 2 whole cloves. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, for about 1 hour, or until thickened. Remove from heat and let cool. Makes about 2/3 cup (150 ml); will keep for up to 1 week in an airtight container in refrigerator.
- ** Can substitute same quantity of Montenegro Amaro if unable to find the vermouth