Drink of the Month: BĒT Vodka

The spirit distilled from 100 percent sugar beets makes for a fine cocktail

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BÄ’T Vodka

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Minnesota is the largest producer of sugar beets in the U.S., responsible for half of the country’s sugar output. New BÄ’T Vodka (pronounced “beet”) is distilled from 100 percent sugar beets sourced from a cooperative in Minnesota, a unique commodity for vodka, which is usually grain-based. Don’t expect a deep red or purple hue—sugar beets are different from the table beets you put in your salad. Rather, it’s a light, clear spirit to sip neat or in cocktails.

Ben Brueshoff, co-founder of BÄ’T, recommends the martini recipe below, highlighting a “less is more” concept. “The orange and citrus contrast beautifully with BÄ’T Vodka’s velvety mouthfeel and peppered finish,” he says.

3 oz. BÄ’T Vodka
1 dash of Bittercube Orange Bitters

Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with lemon peel.

Visit betvodka.com to order online or find locations that carry BÄ’T Vodka.

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