Beet-Pomegranate Cocktail

Beet-Pomegranate Cocktail |
  • Beet-Pomegranate Cocktail
Posted on February 11, 2016

Valentine’s Day. It’s one of the most polarizing days on the calendar. And it’s almost here.

Are you celebrating with your sweetheart? Or are you hiding in your bedroom with a pint of ice cream?

No matter what your situation is, I think a cocktail is not only appropriate, but also highly necessary. You can shake one up for yourself. Make two and share one with the person that you love. Or take the third option: make two and drink them both yourself. This is a 100% judgment free zone.

Beet-Pomegranate Cocktail |

I find a lot of Valentine’s Day stuff to be overly girly. Even for me. And I’m a girl! It’s like an undulating sea of big puffy pink glittery hearts out there. And frankly, it’s kind of overwhelming. So I wanted to design a cocktail that, while still color appropriate for the occasion, was a bit more masculine.

When I think of a “manly” cocktail, a Negroni always comes to mind. So I started playing with the ingredients in a classic Negroni, and eventually my taste buds landed on this Beet-Pomegranate Cocktail with gin and a splash of Campari. It’s not nearly as intoxicating as a Negroni (which is all booze, by the way). And it’s much more earthy and a little bit sweet. But the flavors are well balanced and this drink certainly hasn’t lost it’s bitter bite.

Oh and that deep red color. It’s sexy and fierce and totally screams “I’m undressing you with my eyes”. You got this.



If bubbles are more your thing, try my Grapefruit and Sage Champagne Cocktails. They are the perfect understated shade of pink!

Beet-Pomegranate Cocktail

Yield: Makes 1 cocktail

Beet-Pomegranate Cocktail


  • 1/4 cup beet juice
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 1/2 ounce Campari
  • Ice cubes
  • Orange peel


  1. Add the beet juice, pomegranate juice, gin and Campari to a shaker or mason jar with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a glass with fresh ice.
  2. Squeeze/twist the orange peel over the glass and then drop it in. Serve immediately.


1. You can find beet juice and pomegranate juice in the refrigerated produce section of your grocery store. They are usually next to the smoothies/juices.


  • Just the color of this gorgeous cocktail makes me want to get my party on! LOL. Hey, it’s almost Friday right?? Swooning over here, Liz! 🙂


    • No need to wait until Friday. At least, that’s my opinion. 🙂

  • Perfect looking Valentine cocktail Liz! Sounds delicious! Enjoy the weekend!


    • Thanks, Mary Ann. Same to you! Cheers!

  • Liz, will you be my (non-pink/glitter/heart things) Valentine? Haha! But seriously, my husband is working on Sunday so maybe I need to make these for myself and have a treat yo’self day! xoxo


    • Yes, be my Valentine please!!! I’m a very good date and I come with booze.

  • Yesss make two and drink both. That’s got my name written all over it! Love the colors in this beauty!!


    • Thanks, friend. I totally thought of you!

  • Well consider me manly, because I am LOVING this cocktail, Liz! The color is gorgeous and the flavors totally on point! Don’t mind if I do pour myself two.. or three! 😉 Cheers, girlfriend!


    • You are totally allowed to have three of these! And that doesn’t make you “manly” at all. 🙂

  • Love this cocktail! Great flavours and that colour 🙂


    • Thank you, Jennifer!

  • I’m single. And for most women, I feel like that’s a big deal on Valentine’s Day. But honestly, IDGAF. I love myself. I am my own Valentine. Plus I have my kid, who is pretty awesome. So I don’t feel like I am missing out on anything. Except this cocktail. I definitely need this. Can this be my Valentine, too?


    • Yes! To everything you wrote. I love it. I’m a single lady too. And that’s just fine. More cocktails and chocolates for me!

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  • What a gorgeous drink for the weekend! I’ve never thought to add beets to my cocktail before, so I love the sound of this. Sounds delicious any time of the year!


    • Thanks, Gayle! It definitely can be enjoyed year round! 🙂

  • I’ve never tried Campari, nor have I tried beet juice in a cocktail… but oh my, that color definitely does make a statement, Liz! It’s gorgeous! And I’m always up for trying new cocktails, so this is just what the love Doctor ordered! I’m with Chey.. I’ll take two or three, if I feel the need! Hehe! Thank you for this my dear! Spectacular!


    • Aww…thanks, Traci! You’re the best. I hope you try it out. It’s not very sweet and kind of earthy and I think you might really dig it. Definitely not your typical cocktail!

  • Ha ha! Valentine’s day is totally WAY too girly!! I love your ‘masculine’ cocktail. And I also love your giant ice cube! So cool.


    • Thanks, Denise! I’m weirdly obsessed with fancy ice!

  • What a pretty cocktail! And can you believe I’ve never had beet juice in my life? I love beets, so I’ve go no idea why. This looks delicious, Liz, and would be perfect to make my Valentine’s Day festive sitting at home on my couch watching movies. 🙂


    • I hope you try it out. And in the meantime, get yourself some beet juice! 🙂

  • I have no idea what the Mr. has planned but if I have anything to say about it it’s going to involve these cocktails! Pinned!


    • Ha ha. That’s awesome, Lauren! I hope he gets it together! 🙂

  • Never would have thought to put beet juice in a cocktail! Even though I love love it and put it in my smoothies all the time. Cant wait to try this.


    • I think you’ll love it! 🙂

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