This healthy libation by Eric Jacobs, the co-owner of New York City’s J. Bespoke, is inspired by Pete Rose, the controversial Major League baseball player switch hitter who had a successful career with teams including the Cincinnati Reds and Philadelphia Phillies before being convicted for betting on his team and getting banned from the sport for life. Jacobs uses a Champion juicer to extract the juice from the earthy beet, which is mixed with vodka, lemon juice and mint leaves and topped with prosecco. “Using a masticating juicer helps retain the nutritional value of the fruit in the cocktail by cold-pressing the ingredients, leading to a healthier and tastier drink,” he says.
- 2 ounces Ketel One vodka
- 1 ounce fresh beet juice
- 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
- 6 mint leaves
- prosecco, chilled, to top
- Garnish: mint sprig
- Garnish: lemon twist
Add all ingredients except prosecco into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.
Double-strain into a highball glass over fresh ice.
Top with prosecco.
Garnish with a mint sprig and lemon twist.