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Boozy Beet & Pomegranate Lemonade

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Boozy Beet & Pomegranate Lemonade

Ahh, lemonade. For this week’s TGIF beverage, I’m featuring a spin on one of my favourite summertime childhood drinks. Yes, I know, it’s January, and while most of us wish we were off on a beach somewhere catching the rays, it’s just not always possible to pack up and leave reality.

Well, with this Boozy Beet & Pomegranate Lemonade, you can taste all the flavours of the sun while enjoying some of the best winter produce in season, like fresh blood oranges and pomegranate juice.?

Boozy Beet & Pomegranate Lemonade      Boozy Beet & Pomegranate Lemonade

Lately I’ve been making cold-pressed juices for myself every day in the afternoon, and more often than not a beet makes its way into the mix. Did you know that beets are delicious eaten raw? I love them in drinks, smoothies and salads, so I thought I would try them pureed into a cocktail. As it turns out, beet juicing has become quite a trend, even in mixology!

Boozy Beet & Pomegranate Lemonade

Another exciting event in my life as a foodie was that blood oranges finally made their way to the grocery store shelves this week in Toronto! I was so happy, I picked up a big $7 bag. The price is crazy, I know! However, it beats $8 for a head of cauliflower.?

Boozy Beet & Pomegranate Lemonade      Boozy Beet & Pomegranate Lemonade

Of course, citrus is still in season so I’m trying my best to buy as much as I can now while this produce is at its best. If you’ve never tried blood oranges before, you’re in for a treat! Available from the end of January to mid-March each year, blood oranges are a deep red colour and are a slightly less sweeter version of regular oranges, with a distinctive floral aftertaste. The colour and slight difference in taste really do make them special to me, and the fact that they’re really only available for two months also makes them even more enticing!?

Boozy Beet & Pomegranate Lemonade

Beet juice is really great at supporting the natural detoxification process in your body, so I figure that the juice and the alcohol really cancel each other out when you think about it. Of course, you can enjoy this drink as a mocktail, but who wants to do that…?

Boozy Beet & Pomegranate Lemonade

Will you be trying this Boozy Beet & Pomegranate Lemonade? How do you feel about using beets in a cocktail? Let me know me on Instagram and Twitter – I’d love to talk mixology!?

*Disclosure: Though this post isn’t sponsored, I was given some coupons from POM Wonderful to cover the cost of the pomegranate juice pictured in this recipe

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Prep Time 10 minutes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
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Boozy Beet & Pomegranate Lemonade
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Instructions
  1. Fill two tall glasses with ice. Pour 1.5 oz of vodka into each glass.
  2. Peel beet and chop in half. Squeeze juice from blood oranges and lemon.
  3. Add beet, citrus juices and pomegranate juice to Magic Bullet or blender. Puree until smooth.
  4. Strain juice using a fine mesh sieve, then pour evenly into each glass.
  5. Top with sparkling water, and garnish with slices of lemon and/or blood orange, and enjoy!

 

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19 Comments

  • Reply
    Justine @ JustineCelina.com
    January 29, 2016 at 12:53

    Yum!!! This sounds right up my alley and looks so refreshing, but seasonal. A great winter lemonade! Pinning and making soon! Cheers. 🙂

    • Reply
      Taylor Stinson
      February 1, 2016 at 09:42

      Thanks Justine! Winter lemonade, I love that term even better!! Let me know if you try it! 🙂

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    Brittany at I Love Vegan
    January 29, 2016 at 12:54

    Wow, what a neat drink! I think I may have gone a little overboard juicing beets a couple of years ago because I haven’t had it in me to try them in juices or smoothies since. I love cooked beets though! I’ve got a friend who’s super into juicing right now (there’s beets in ALL of her juices) so I’ll be passing this one along to her asap.Great photos!

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      Taylor Stinson
      February 1, 2016 at 09:41

      Thanks so much Brittany!! I know, I feel like I’m in that phase right now where I’m adding beets to everything. I sometimes have to stop myself from indulging twice a day even LOL. Gotta watch the natural sugar content!

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    ceecee
    January 29, 2016 at 13:08

    It’s Friday and this looks like a perfect way to end the week!

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      Taylor Stinson
      February 1, 2016 at 09:39

      Thank you 🙂

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    Lily @GastroSenses
    January 29, 2016 at 13:23

    So yum! I want this boozy cocktail for lunch! It’s Friday, so totally acceptable, actually mandatory ???

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    Sofia | From the Land we Live on
    January 29, 2016 at 14:08

    This is so perfect…all of my favourite winter things in a cocktail! Love how you’re cancelling out booze with beets 🙂 haha!

    • Reply
      Taylor Stinson
      February 1, 2016 at 09:39

      Hehe glad you noticed Sofia 😉

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    Renee
    January 29, 2016 at 17:16

    This drink is so pretty! And I love blood oranges. Trying this at our next girls night! Thank you!
    Renee

    • Reply
      Taylor Stinson
      February 1, 2016 at 09:38

      Thanks Renee! This is perfect for ladies night 😉

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    Kristina
    January 31, 2016 at 23:54

    oh WOW, Taylor! this is my kind of drink… I saved it to try soon. I am not a fan of overly sweet cocktails, this sounds perfectly tart. yum!

    • Reply
      Taylor Stinson
      February 1, 2016 at 09:37

      Thanks Kristina!! I hate it when people sweeten their cocktails – it’s a big pet peeve of mine. There’s already enough sugar in alcohol haha

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    pam
    February 2, 2016 at 15:18

    What gorgeous color! I would love it if you would link it up to Tipsy Tuesday at Grey is the New Black!

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    Sarah
    February 10, 2016 at 05:43

    I am in love with this lemonade! Pretty, seasonal, and not overly sweet – I’m going to make this this weekend!

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    Iman Brooks
    March 16, 2016 at 20:22

    Looks so good, and with beets and pomegranates I am also getting a serving of fruits and vegetables right?! LOL

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      Taylor Stinson
      March 17, 2016 at 17:07

      LOL Iman – totally counts as a serving of fruit and veg 😉

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    Ashley
    March 29, 2016 at 11:48

    I am totally going to try this drink this weekend. It’s Spring Break and my kids are home all week so by Friday night I may just need one 😉

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      Taylor Stinson
      April 9, 2016 at 12:51

      OMG make one these for yourself stat then! 🙂

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