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From the Bar: The Beety Mary

April 12, 2013





You guys. I have seen the light and it’s beet red with pickled garnish.

Most days I wake up and make fresh juice to jumpstart the day – it’s my morning coffee. I love how it makes me feel and it sets a good healthy tone for the rest of my day. I’ve been intrigued by the thought of making a beet cocktail since I saw this Beetnik Martini in the March issue of Bon Appetite. So I had a lightbulb moment the other morning while I was juicing. Beet juice bloody mary. Of course.

This cocktail packs a serious serving of raw veggies. It’s booze your mom would want you to drink. And it’s booze I want me to drink. Plus it was uh-mazing! Boozy? Healthy? Delicious? Yeah, I can get behind this.

p.s. have a fun weekend!! I’ll be in the desert working on my tan and drinking a few of these guys (packing my juicer! Yes, I’m crazy! But also awesome!)-xo

Beety Mary

Makes about 32 oz.

Serves 4


Electric Juicer


  • For the juice:
  • 2 large beets – peel on, greens removed
  • 1 bunch kale (6-8 stems)
  • 4 carrots
  • 6 medium celery stalks
  • 1 whole lemon (peel on)
  • 1 whole tangerine or small orange (peel on)

For the cocktail:

  • 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt (plus more for rimming the glass)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 12 dashes tabasco (or other hot sauce)
  • 1 cup vodka
  • Pickled garnishes


Make juice and pour into a large pitcher. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir well. Rim four glasses with celery salt, fill with ice and top with juice mix. Adjust seasoning as desired. Garnish with lemon, lime, pickled veggies, tomatoes, or whatever you heart desires. BOTTOMS UP!!!

16 Comments leave one →
  1. April 12, 2013 7:03 am

    I am all over this cocktail. Genius!

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      April 18, 2013 11:42 am

      Ha! Thanks! I think you’ll love it!

  2. April 12, 2013 7:04 am

    I’m all over this cocktail. Genius!

  3. April 12, 2013 7:22 am

    Nom! I can’t wait to try this :) Beautiful pics.

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      April 18, 2013 11:43 am

      Thanks Tina! It was delicious and so healthy tasting! I could really drink it all day ;)

  4. April 12, 2013 10:11 am

    This is great! …I’m on day 5 of a 7 day juice fast. hmmm. would I be cheating my cleanse if I added vodka to my fresh beets juice??? :) The juice itself is a perfect combination. And your presentation is remarkable!

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      April 18, 2013 11:46 am

      Ha! I like how you think!!! I won’t tell if you don’t!! Bottoms up and happy “cleansing”!!!

  5. April 12, 2013 10:25 am

    What a fabulous idea – well executed with a great colour too!

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      April 18, 2013 11:46 am

      Thank you!

  6. April 12, 2013 5:25 pm

    Lovely photos!

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      April 18, 2013 11:46 am

      Thank you Allison!

  7. April 17, 2013 3:02 am

    Lovely post, great photos and yummy recipe. Thank you.

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      April 18, 2013 11:47 am

      Why, thank you!!!!

  8. April 18, 2013 8:19 pm

    I loved the font you used for the Beety Mary title! What is it? I must have it!

  9. April 23, 2013 4:07 pm

    That looks delicious! And I love the photos a lot as well!

  10. April 24, 2013 11:47 am

    Wow that should pack a punch! Can I substitute the kale with spinach?

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