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Your beetroot recipes?

Host_Ryan - One Show team | 14:58 UK time, Friday, 26 September 2008

British beetroots are good for us - they're a 'super food', so I've been told. They contain betalins and are nutritious, even if they're not everyone's favourite vegetable.

So, as seen on The One Show, the recipe for, um, alcoholic beetroot cocktail is as follows:

1 small uncooked beetroot, peeled, cut into cubes
½ lime, juice only
25ml/1fl oz gold tequila
12ml/½fl oz orange liqueur
12ml/½fl oz dark chocolate liqueur
25ml/1fl oz beetroot juice
1 tsp sugar syrup (also known as 'gomme' syrup)
salt, for dipping

1. Place the beetroot into a cocktail shaker and mash (muddle) with the end of a clean rolling pin.
2. Add the lime, tequila, orange liqueur, dark chocolate liqueur, beetroot juice and sugar syrup, top up with ice and shake well.
3. Wet the rim of a glass, then dip into a plate covered in salt to coat the rim.
4. Strain the cocktail into a glass and serve.


Also: Recipe for Charlie's beetroot smoothie recipe, (as seen on The One Show).

Put all ingredients in a blender, and blend for 20 seconds:


1 and a half chopped bananas
250ml apple juice 
150 ml beetroot juice
2 teaspoons of honey

More beetroot recipes at BBC Food.

Is a beetroot revival a good thing? Do you have a favourite beetroot recipe? Please tell us!


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