- 2 oz Tanqueray No. 10
- 1 oz Averna Amaro
- 1 oz Spiced Beet Maple Syrup
- Ginger Beer
Combine all ingredients in a beaker. Stir. Fine strain into a Collins glass filled with ice. Top with soda. Stir again. Garnish with a lemon wedge.
Spiced Beet Maple Syrup
- Two medium sized beets – peeled and cut into slices, then fourths
- 1 tbsp. maple syrup
- 1 tbsp. brown sugar
- Pinch cayenne pepper
Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan with a cup of water. Let simmer for four hours, adding more water when necessary. Pour into a blender and liquify. Fine strain into an airtight container.
The maple and brown sugar doesn’t leave a sweet sugary taste at all. The syrup relieves some of the earthy notes in beets and adds a bit of complexity.