Beet to the Punch

1 Cup Stirrings Lemon Drop Cocktail Mix

3/4 Cup Golden Beet Juice*

2/3 Cup Orange Liqueur

3 Cups Hard Apple Cider

3 Cups Champagne or Sparkling White Wine

Spiralized Golden Beets, to Garnish (Optional)

*To make beet juice without a juicer, start with at least 2 cups of raw, peeled golden beets. Chop them roughly and place them in a high-speed blender with just enough water to allow the blades to spin freely. Puree completely, until entirely smooth. Pass the resulting blend through a very fine-mesh sieve or nutmilk bag and extract as much liquid as possible. Discard or reserve the pulp for another use.

Combine all the ingredients in a large punch bowl with a ladle for guests to help themselves. Serve over ice. Garnish individual glasses with spiralized beets, if desired.

Makes 10 - 14 Servings

©Hannah Kaminsky http://www.BitterSweetBlog.com