Master of Cocktails IL Beetz

Right everyone – ready for another instalment of #MasterofCocktails? This week’s is pretty awesome, and has a pretty awesome name too – IL Beetz. I’ll explain the reasoning behind that later…

We’re putting together this drink using FEW Spirits American Gin – super-rich and ‘whisky-like’. It’s more than enough to stand up to the rich, roots-y quality of the Beetroot juice we’re using.

So – to business.

Master of Cocktails

You’ll be needing these…

List of Ingredients

Start off with 30ml of FEW Spirits American Gin.

Master of Cocktails FEW Spirits American Gin

Bang that into a stirring glass with a big handful of ice.

Master of Cocktails Ice

Next – 30ml Beetroot Juice. The better, the, um, better…

Master of Cocktails Beetroot Juice

Next, 20ml Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao. This sounds like quite a lot, but this drink plays on the Beetroot’s Sweetness, and we’re just about to add a savoury ‘cut-across’…

Master of Cocktails Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao

…In the form of Bitter Bastards Fennel Bitters. These bitters are centrifugally-extracted which, as well as making them immediately cool, also makes sure they’re naturally fresh and vibrant.

Master of Cocktails Bitter Bastards Fennel Bitters

We want one full pipette.

Master of Cocktails Bitter Bastards Fennel Bitters

Give it a good stir to chill and dilute…

Master of Cocktails Stir

Before you pour – make your garnish. Thusly.

Master of Cocktails Garnish

Strain into a frozen coupette glass.

Master of Cocktails Strain

Pop your garnish on, and serve. Need a name for this, don’t we? Well. FEW Spirits are in Illinois, and it’s got Beetroot Juice in. We’ll call it (obviously) – IL Beetz.

Master of Cocktails IL Beetz


One final note the beetroot – when you wake up tomorrow morning – remember – you *probably* don’t have kidney failure…



Be ahead of the game and be ready for next week’s #MasterofCocktails with these ingredients…

Master of Cocktails Ingredients

Next week, you’ll be needing these…
The Naked Grouse, Antica Formula Carpano Vermouth, Bénédictine D.O.M. Liqueur and a Lemon.