"Reprinted with permission from The One-Bottle Cocktail: More than 80 Recipes with Fresh Ingredients and a Single Spirit by Maggie Hoffman, copyright © 2018. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House." Photography copyright: Kelly Puleio © 2018 --------- I love fancy Italian vermouths like Carpano Antica Formula for the velvety texture and complex flavor they add to cocktails. But this drink offers similar rich bass notes and a touch of earthy sweetness thanks to an unexpected combination-beet juice and a few drops of vanilla extract. Created by Chris Morris of Ready Room in Houston, this fizzy, shaken aperitif doesn't end up tasting vegetal or particularly savory. Instead, the beets deepen the berry flavor (and hue) of the mix of pomegranate soda, lemon juice, and gin. You certainly can juice your own beets for this, but it also works wonderfully with a high-quality bottled juice like Love Beets. Since it's not served over ice, it's really worth chilling the glass to help this drink stay cool.