Schrute Salute

A frothy beet cocktail made of gin, beet juice, cardamaro, sumac, lemon, and simple. Cardamaro, a wine-based apertif, adds a bit of bitterness that plays off the earthiness of the beet; while the sumac and lemon add a touch of tartness and acidity.

Schrute Salute

  • 1 1/2 oz gin

  • 1 oz simple syrup

  • 1/2 oz beet juice

  • 1/2 oz cardamaro

  • 1/4 oz fresh lemon juice (about a wedge)

  • sumac

  • 1 egg white

Fill a large coupe glass with ice and a bit of water to chill; set aside.  To your cocktail tin add the gin, syrup, beet juice, cardamaro, lemon juice, a pinch of sumac, and egg white..  Reverse dry shake.*  Double strain cocktail (use the hawthorne strainer to pour through the fine mesh sieve) into chilled coupe glass.  Garnish with a sprinkle of sumac powder.

*Reverse Dry Shake technique:  Add ice and all needed ingredients to your cocktail tin; lock tins.  Shake for about 30 seconds.  Using your hawthorne strainer, strain cocktail from one tin to the other- discard the ice.  Now, lock tins again (without ice) and shake vigorously for about 30 seconds (dry shake)- done.