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Drink Your Veggies: 19 Cocktails With Beets, Peppers, and More

You can drink these vegetable-based cocktails and pretend they're good for you. Happy Cocktail Week!

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Vegetables like beets, sweet potatoes, celery, and even cabbage (by way of sauerkraut) have found a home in cocktails. Adding earthy notes in an organic way, it's a natural pairing. For those who aren't hip to the vegetables-in-your-cocktail scene, or for those who are and are looking for options, here's a list of places locally that are offering vegetable-based concoctions.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Estragon Tapas Bar

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700 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 266-0443
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Longenbach (a.k.a. Joan Miro) - This drink combines Manzanilla, Cynar, and elderflower that is laced with celery and ginger. [Photo: Facebook]

2. Viale

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(617) 576-1900
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Owl Farm - This cocktail mixes El Jimador Tequila, lime, beet syrup, and allspice [Photo: Katie Chudy]

3. Red Bird

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361 Moody St
Waltham, MA 02453
(781) 891-5486
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Sargent Pepper - This cocktail combines Zu vodka, red bell pepper juice, and lemon [Photo: Facebook]

4. Tico

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222 Berkeley St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 351-0400
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Mayahuel’s Garden - Available by either the glass or the pitcher, this cocktail blends jalapeno-infused tequila with fresh muddled poblanos, orange, agave nectar, and house-made citrus mix. [Photo: Provided]

5. Brass Union

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70 Union Square
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 623-9211
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Glendalough Elixir - Glendalough sherry cask finished poitin, Lillet rouge, Domaine de Canton, lime, blackberry, and beets make up this cocktail. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]

6. Merrill & Co

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1 Appleton St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 728-0728
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Chipiona - Gin, fino, blanc vermouth, and celery bitters join together to make this cocktail. [Photo: Katie Chudy]

7. Ward 8

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90 N Washington St
Boston, MA 02114
(857) 350-4412
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Johnny Utah - Milagro, cucumber, and celery seed are combined with soda. [Photo: Meg Jones Wall]

8. MET Back Bay

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279 Dartmouth St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 267-0451
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Root Barrel - Gin, cynar, rhubarb, lemon, and beet are together at last in this cocktail. [Photo: Yelp]

9. Eastern Standard

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528 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 532-9100
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Calypso - Żubrówka Bison Grass Vodka, celery syrup, and lemon combine to create this drink. [Photo: Meg Jones Wall]

10. Boston Chops

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1375 Washington St
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 227-5011
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Bloody Mary - No ordinary bloody mary, this cocktail comes with pickled Brussels sprouts referred to as "frog balls." It also contains pickled asparagus, green beans, and cornichons. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]

11. Fairsted Kitchen

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Beacon St
Brookline, MA
(617) 576-1900
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The Basket Case - Available at brunch, this drink mixes tequila, smoked tomato juice, celery puree, and bloody mary spice. [Photo: Facebook]

12. Alden & Harlow

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40 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 864-2100
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The Scarlet Letter - Combines Rekya vodka, salted beet puree, lemon, and orange. [Photo: Meg Jones Wall]

13. Bronwyn

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255 Washington Street
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 776-9900
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Fünfzehn - This cocktail is a blend of Luxardo Amaretto, sauerkraut, lemon, pure apple cider, and grapefruit bitters. [Photo: Chris Coe]

14. West Side Lounge

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1680 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 441-5566
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Beetle Juice - It's a beet party in this cocktail: beet-infused gin, St. Germain, Pimm’s No. 1, fresh lemon juice, Fee Brothers cranberry bitters, and a large ice cube with a frozen beet. [Photo: Facebook]

15. Pastoral

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345 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 345-0005
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Merchant's Folly - This cocktail blends Denizen rum with brown butter and sweet potato. [Photo: Katie Chudy]

16. Daddy Jones

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525 Medford St
Somerville, MA 02145
(617) 690-9095
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Dirty Dill Infused Gin – Served up with pickled green beans, olives, and a cornichon. [Photo: Facebook]

17. Kennedy's On The Square

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15 Dunster St.
Cambridge, MA
(617) 497-0900
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Beet Red - It's simple: gin, beet puree, lemon juice, and mint. [Photo: Official Site]

18. Cuchi Cuchi

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795 Main St.
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 864-2929
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Cuchi Cuchi: Beet of My Heart - It's a lot of ginger and a little bit of beet. Zubrowka organic vodka, ginger brandy, ginger-beet syrup, ginger beer, lemon. [Photo: Official Site]

19. Audubon Boston

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838 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 421-1910
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Mainstay - Laird’s apple brandy, Novo Fogo cachaca, Antica, and beet syrup. [Photo: Katie Chudy]

1. Estragon Tapas Bar

700 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118
Longenbach (a.k.a. Joan Miro) - This drink combines Manzanilla, Cynar, and elderflower that is laced with celery and ginger. [Photo: Facebook]
700 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118

2. Viale

Cambridge, MA
Owl Farm - This cocktail mixes El Jimador Tequila, lime, beet syrup, and allspice [Photo: Katie Chudy]

3. Red Bird

361 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453
Sargent Pepper - This cocktail combines Zu vodka, red bell pepper juice, and lemon [Photo: Facebook]
361 Moody St
Waltham, MA 02453

4. Tico

222 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116
Mayahuel’s Garden - Available by either the glass or the pitcher, this cocktail blends jalapeno-infused tequila with fresh muddled poblanos, orange, agave nectar, and house-made citrus mix. [Photo: Provided]
222 Berkeley St
Boston, MA 02116

5. Brass Union

70 Union Square, Somerville, MA 02143
Glendalough Elixir - Glendalough sherry cask finished poitin, Lillet rouge, Domaine de Canton, lime, blackberry, and beets make up this cocktail. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]
70 Union Square
Somerville, MA 02143

6. Merrill & Co

1 Appleton St, Boston, MA 02116
Chipiona - Gin, fino, blanc vermouth, and celery bitters join together to make this cocktail. [Photo: Katie Chudy]
1 Appleton St
Boston, MA 02116

7. Ward 8

90 N Washington St, Boston, MA 02114
Johnny Utah - Milagro, cucumber, and celery seed are combined with soda. [Photo: Meg Jones Wall]
90 N Washington St
Boston, MA 02114

8. MET Back Bay

279 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116
Root Barrel - Gin, cynar, rhubarb, lemon, and beet are together at last in this cocktail. [Photo: Yelp]
279 Dartmouth St
Boston, MA 02116

9. Eastern Standard

528 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215
Calypso - Żubrówka Bison Grass Vodka, celery syrup, and lemon combine to create this drink. [Photo: Meg Jones Wall]
528 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215

10. Boston Chops

1375 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118
Bloody Mary - No ordinary bloody mary, this cocktail comes with pickled Brussels sprouts referred to as "frog balls." It also contains pickled asparagus, green beans, and cornichons. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]
1375 Washington St
Boston, MA 02118

11. Fairsted Kitchen

Beacon St, Brookline, MA
The Basket Case - Available at brunch, this drink mixes tequila, smoked tomato juice, celery puree, and bloody mary spice. [Photo: Facebook]
Beacon St
Brookline, MA

12. Alden & Harlow

40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138
The Scarlet Letter - Combines Rekya vodka, salted beet puree, lemon, and orange. [Photo: Meg Jones Wall]
40 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138

13. Bronwyn

255 Washington Street, Somerville, MA 02143
Fünfzehn - This cocktail is a blend of Luxardo Amaretto, sauerkraut, lemon, pure apple cider, and grapefruit bitters. [Photo: Chris Coe]
255 Washington Street
Somerville, MA 02143

14. West Side Lounge

1680 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
Beetle Juice - It's a beet party in this cocktail: beet-infused gin, St. Germain, Pimm’s No. 1, fresh lemon juice, Fee Brothers cranberry bitters, and a large ice cube with a frozen beet. [Photo: Facebook]
1680 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138

15. Pastoral

345 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210
Merchant's Folly - This cocktail blends Denizen rum with brown butter and sweet potato. [Photo: Katie Chudy]
345 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210

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16. Daddy Jones

525 Medford St, Somerville, MA 02145
Dirty Dill Infused Gin – Served up with pickled green beans, olives, and a cornichon. [Photo: Facebook]
525 Medford St
Somerville, MA 02145

17. Kennedy's On The Square

15 Dunster St., Cambridge, MA
Beet Red - It's simple: gin, beet puree, lemon juice, and mint. [Photo: Official Site]
15 Dunster St.
Cambridge, MA

18. Cuchi Cuchi

795 Main St., Cambridge, MA 02139
Cuchi Cuchi: Beet of My Heart - It's a lot of ginger and a little bit of beet. Zubrowka organic vodka, ginger brandy, ginger-beet syrup, ginger beer, lemon. [Photo: Official Site]
795 Main St.
Cambridge, MA 02139

19. Audubon Boston

838 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02215
Mainstay - Laird’s apple brandy, Novo Fogo cachaca, Antica, and beet syrup. [Photo: Katie Chudy]
838 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02215

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