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.
Yields: 4 drinks
-12oz. lemon juice
-8oz. simple syrup
-14oz. beet juice
-Lemon wheel, garnish
-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.
Combine equal parts fresh squeezed lemon juice (with the pulp) and water. Let chill.
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?
Photo credit: kristinmcoppens