Beets are really a delicious vegetable! If you haven’t tried them you need too! Not only do they have this brilliant color but they are also packed full of nutrients. Maybe you aren’t quite ready to roast some up for your supper tonight, but I am betting you will enjoy this delicious summer drink. It is perfect for the month of July to bring to your 4th celebrations! Lemonade is always a summer staple but adding in some beets makes in festive in color!

I used fresh beets from the market to make this recipe. You can purchase beets from Mary’s Kitchen and Gardens or Vanmeeteren Farms at the Market this Saturday! With fresh beets, you will need to juice them. If you don’t have a juicer you can also purchase beet juice from a grocery store but it won’t be as good as fresh!

Summer Beet Lemonade

Summer Beet Lemonade

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup beet juice
  • 1/2 cup water (or more to taste)
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Prepare simple syrup. In a saucepan, heat up sugar and water over medium heat. Stir frequently until sugar has dissolved. Once dissolved, remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
  2. In a pitcher, combine simple syrup, lemon juice, beet juice and water. Stir to combine. Add additional water to your taste. Serve over ice.
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