Beat It

"I've always felt tequila had a natural affinity for superearthy ingredients," says San Diego bartender Lindsay Nader, who makes this refreshing cocktail with beets. "Try not to spill, because the stain can be more perilous than red wine!" she warns. Slideshow:  More Tequila Drinks 

Beat It
We love a good margarita, but sometimes it’s nice to switch it up. Try one of these delicious cocktails this Cinco de Mayo. Photo: David Malosh
1 drink


  • 2 ounces blanco tequila

  • 1 ounce fresh beet juice

  • 3/4 ounce Simple Syrup (see Note)

  • 1/2 ounce fresh cucumber juice

  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice

  • Ice

  • 1 cucumber ribbon, for garnish


  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine all of the ingredients except the ice and cucumber ribbon. Fill with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled, ice-filled rocks glass and add the garnish.


Make this recipe for Simple Syrup.

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