Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Summer Drink Recipe: Beetroot Mojito - Ruby Goodness


 



Kick off your summer with my awesome ruby goodness Beetroot Mojito recipe. Sure to cool you off and deliver the tasty somewhat guilt-free drink satisfaction! Beetroot which is known for its source of nitrates (and lets not forget the potassium, magnesium, iron, vitamins A, B6 and C, folic acid, carbohydrates, protein, antioxidants and soluble fiber) it helps fight heart diseases and blood pressure so why not include it in your favorite drink?

That's what I did.... So to make a 330ml glass the ingredient are:



  • 2 halved meduim size Lime
  • 1 tablespoon Brown Sugar (or Muscavado)
  • Few Mint leaves (keep one stem for decoration)
  • 1-2 Tablespoon Beetroot puree*
  • 100ml Club Soda
  • 30ml Havana Club 3 anos (optional)
  • plenty of crushed Ice
  • Sugar Cane Stick (for garnish)


In your Mojito glass add the sugar and limes and muddle them together until your get the juice out of the limes. 



Add the mint leaves ( I counted about 15 mint leaves, you can put as much as you want) muddle some more and you only want to bruise the leaves not tare them to pieces.


Add the Beetroot puree (To make  beetroot puree - peel a beetroot and boil it for 15 minutes until tender, drain then place beetroot in blender/food processor and pulse it until it turns to puree or baby food consistency)


Fill your glass with crushed ice till the top and add the optional Havana Club followed with your Club Soda.


With a spoon or the Sugar Cane stick, gently stir the layers around until you mixed them well and keep the cane as garnish as well as some mint leaves.... easy!



Salute! Enjoy!...