Beet Margaritas

Beet Syrup

Ingredients

    For the Beet Syrup:
  1. 4 medium beets
  2. 6 cups water
  3. 1-cup organic blue agave syrup
    For Beet Margaritas
  1. 2 ounces beet syrup
  2. 2 ounces tequila
  3. 2 ounces fresh limejuice

Instructions

For Beet Syrup:

Peel the beets and cut into chunks.

Place in a large saucepan with 6 cups water.

Bring to a boil, reduce temperature and simmer until the beets are tender, about 20 minutes.

Remove the beets from the liquid with a slotted spoon and reserve for another use.

Bring the beet liquid back to a boil and let boil until reduced to 1 cup; about 25 minutes.

Remove from heat, stir in the agave and let cool.

For Beet Margaritas

Combine all the ingredients and pour over ice.(chilling the glasses ahead of time is nice, too)

Beet Syrup Servings: Makes 2 Cups

Beet Margarita Servings: Serves 1 (generous)

Okay! I have a few things to say about this recipe!

First: Isn’t my husband adorable? Good job, honey!

2nd: I’m not advocating drinking alcohol as a health habit but if you do imbibe, this is a way to get some anti-oxidants from the beets, which are really a super-food and the lime juice. You could also add fresh basil or arugula to the syrup or the finished product to increase the nutritional content. 3rd: I don’t normally like margaritas much but these are AMAZING!

Read about the benefits of beets here: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=49

 

 

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