Signature
Matthew Kelly / Supercall

Vodka • Savory
Beet Cooler

The bagel and lox sandwich has earned a bit of a cult following—as well it should. Nothing beats cold, cured salmon piled high on a toasty everything bagel with a generous slathering of cream cheese and a topping of tomatoes and capers. So we decided to honor the morning masterpiece with an equally mouthwatering cocktail. Refreshing cucumber vodka gets a sweet and tangy kick from a homemade beet shrub and fresh lemon juice, while a sprinkling of everything bagel seasoning nods to the classic breakfast base. A sliced cucumber twirled around the inside of the glass takes it into showstopping territory. This is your bagel’s new BFF.

The Essentials

Cucumber Vodka
Beet Shrub
Lemon Juice
Shaker
Strainer
The Details
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Ingredients

2 oz Cucumber Vodka
1 oz Beet Shrub
.5 oz Lemon Juice
Soda Water
Everything Bagel Seasoning
Fresh Dill
Sliced Cucumber

Method

  • Prepare a highball glass by wrapping a paper-thin slice of cucumber around the inside of the glass in a vertical spiral. Add fresh ice to the glass to hold the cucumber in place.
  • Add cucumber vodka, beet shrub and lemon juice to a shaker tin with ice. Shake until cold and well-mixed.
  • Strain the shaken cocktail into the highball glass. Top with soda water.
  • Garnish with a bouquet of fresh dill and a pinch of everything bagel seasoning. Serve with a straw.
intermediate
Strength:
Beet Shrub
Custom Ingredient

Ingredients

1 cup orange beet juice
.5 Cup apple cider vinegar
.5 Cup rice wine vinegar
1 Cup agave syrup
1 tsp black peppercorns
1 tsp kosher salt

Method

  • Add everything to a saucepan over low heat.
  • Stir until agave is dissolved and the mix is heated through.
  • Allow to cool. Strain.

Ingredients

1 tbsp poppy seeds
1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
1 tbsp dried garlic
1 tbsp dried onion
.5 tbsp coarse salt

Method

  • Toast the sesame seeds in a frying pan until aromatic. Let cool.
  • Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix.