Saturday, November 16, 2013
Tropical Garnet Cocktail or Mocktail - Virtual Vegan Potluck November 2013
Aaaargh! I'm totally kicking myself right now!!! After all the effort and time Annie and the VVP gang has put into coordinating The Virtual Vegan Potluck, I totally screwed up and got my date wrong. I forgot that the post had to go live this morning at 9:31 a.m. my time and kept thinking it has to go up tomorrow. Now I see all these VVP post links being shared online and I'm feeling so guilty!
Thankfully, I have my recipe created and pictures clicked already, so even though my post is going up at the wrong time, I'm hoping it's not too terribly late since it's still early in the potluck day for most people.
This the the 3rd time I'm participating in the VVP. My first two posts were Hot Spiced Cashew-Sesame Mylk Chai and Rice Mylk Majjige. They were both beverages and this one is too. I believe beverages will be my forever VVP tradition. That is, if I don't get banned from participating in the next round. :P
Seriously, I'm really really sorry Annie. :(
Ok, without further delay, here goes my recipe for Tropical Garnet Cocktail or Mocktail
The only difference between the Cocktail and Mocktail is the booze. One has the awesomeness of Coconut Malibu in it and the other just skips it (but is awesome nonetheless).
For the Tropical Garnet Base Mix:
2 Beets - scrubbed well and washed
1 C Coconut Mylk
1 C Seltzer Water (Plain Drinking Soda)
* Cut off both the ends of the beets but don't peel them
* Chop them up roughly and grind in a blender jar until they're as fine as possible
* Add coconut mylk and blend well
* Add seltzer and pulse a few times to let the coconut and beet flavours get infused into each other
* Transfer to an airtight jar and store in the fridge
For the Cocktail/Mocktail:
Garnet Base Mix
Coconut Malibu (only for cocktail)
* Put a few spoonfuls of the garnet base mix in a glass
* Add a splash of the Coconut Malibu (if using)
* Pour seltzer water over everything
* Enjoy your fizzy cocktail/mocktail! :)
The VVP is an event where various blogs from the world participate and share a recipe at the same time. Each blog is linked to the next to form a circle, like a warm, delicious hug. :) You can find the whole list of participating blogs at the host site, Vegan Bloggers Unite.
The blog before mine shares a delicious beverage - Chocolate Protein Tonic from The Veggie Nook (do note that the honey mentioned in the recipe isn't vegan though)
The blog after mine shares a yummy bread - Garden Harvest Cornbread from Sift, Stir and Savour
Thanks for dropping by. Have a fun Virtual Vegan Potluck! :)