Beet lemonade from Terra GR

Michigan weather is as indecisive as they come. After a great deal of Fall-like weather, 80-degree temperatures have finally resurfaced. Terra GR, rebranded from Trillium Haven restaurant, has put a unique, and delicious, spin on the traditional summer staple—lemonade. With fresh ingredients and just the right amount of sweet and tart, this Beet Lemonade is a bright and refreshing way to cool off.



Beet Lemonade

Yields: 4 drinks



-12oz. lemon juice

-8oz. simple syrup

-14oz. beet juice



-Lemon wheel, garnish


Beet Juice:

-½ lb. beets (roasted, peeled, and cut)

-1 cup white wine vinegar

-1 cup water

-½ cup sugar

-1 T pickling spice (put in cheese cloth or coffee filter)
Heat vinegar, water, sugar, and pickling spice. Pour over roasted beets and let chill.


Lemon Juice:

Combine equal parts fresh squeezed lemon juice (with the pulp) and water. Let chill.


Simple Syrup:

Combine equal parts hot water and sugar. Heat until sugar dissolves. Let chill.




-Fill a glass (pint-sized) ½ full of ice. Add the lemon juice, simple syrup, and beet juice. Top with water and shake to incorporate. Garnish with a lemon wheel and serve.


What is your favorite spin on classic lemonade?



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Kristin Coppens

About Kristin Coppens

Kristin Coppens is responsible for BCBSM coverage of the West Michigan, Northern Michigan, and Upper Peninsula regions. Kristin is a writer, social media enthusiast, and information junkie. A self-proclaimed foodie, techie, and political nerd, she is a dedicated promoter of Grand Rapids community development, urban engagement, arts, healthcare, wellness, supporting and buying local, entrepreneurism, and the city as a whole.
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