Bleeding Heart Martini

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INGREDIENT

  • For Cocktail:
  • 8 oz. Premium gin
  • 2 oz. Dry vermouth
  • 4 Pickled baby beets, each placed on a cocktail skewer
  • For Pickled Baby Beets:
  • 3/4 Cup distilled white vinegar
  • 3/4 Cup water
  • 1/3 Cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. coarse salt
  • 1 tsp. Whole black peppercorns
  • 10 Juniper berries
  • 2 Bunches (8 to 10) baby beets, peeled

Directions

  1. To make pickled baby beets, combine all ingredients, except beets, in a small saucepan. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Add beets and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer very gently until beets are tender, 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Transfer to a small heatproof container, keeping beets submerged.
  2. Chill 4 martini glasses in the freezer or fill with ice water and let sit until frosty, about 5 minutes. Pour out water when ready to use. Add vermouth, dividing evenly. Swirl to coat the glasses and then pour out. Add gin to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously until chilled. Divide among chilled glasses. Garnish each with a skewered pickled baby beet. Serve immediately.