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  • 2 oz Tanqueray No. 10
  • 1 oz Averna Amaro
  • 1 oz Spiced Beet Maple Syrup
  • Ginger Beer
  • Lemon

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.

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