Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Sips and Sounds, Volume 9

Vol. 9
The Sip: Let It Beet
The Sound: The Beatles, Let It Be

The Beatles need no introduction or explanation. I've been listening to and loving them since I was a little kid. Thanks to a great record store, I've been getting reacquainted with old favorites lately. They have a section of well-loved classics for about three dollars a pop. The sleeves are beat up bad and there are scratches here and there, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Passed through many hands and heard by many ears, they've lived a long life before reaching me. Not to mention, I will mess up a crisp new record with carelessness in no time. I can't have nice things!

On to the cocktail. If you ignore the booze, this one packs a nutrient-rich punch! It's filled with fresh fruit and vegetable juice, and you don't need a juicer to make it. 

Shake the following with ice: 1.5 oz rye whiskey, 2 oz beet/apple/ginger juice and a squeeze of lemon. Pour in a coupe glass and enjoy!

To make the juice, chop up one apple, one beet and a few inches of ginger root. Blend in a regular blender with a bit of water until combined. Push through a sieve or strainer bag. This combination makes about a cup of juice. It may have you feeling a little like Lady Macbeth by the end, but it's well worth it!

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