Summoning Beetlejuice with a Vibrant Beet Cocktail – A Drink You Can’t Refuse!

Have you ever felt a chill running down your spine as you watched Tim Burton’s classic 1988 dark comedy, “Beetlejuice”? If so, then you’re the perfect candidate to whip up a cocktail that’s just as colorful and otherworldly as the film itself. Introducing the “Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice” cocktail, a drink so delicious that you might just say its name three times!

The Unique Ingredient – Beet Syrup

The standout feature of this cocktail is its beet syrup. This homemade concoction combines sugar, honey, apple cider vinegar, and chopped beets into a thick, vibrant liquid that not only gives the cocktail its distinctive color but also a rich, earthy flavor. The beets are simmered until soft, then strained, resulting in a syrup that’s as visually arresting as any of Beetlejuice’s antics.

Why This Cocktail Works

This cocktail is not just a visual treat; it’s also a tastebud sensation. The beet syrup adds earthiness, the lime juice offers tang, the mezcal provides smokiness, and the ginger beer and seltzer bring effervescence. Even bartenders at The Gin Bar recommend it as a mocktail by simply omitting the mezcal. So, whether you’re hosting a Halloween party, a “Beetlejuice” movie night, or just hanging out in your recently-deceased best attire, this cocktail is an experience in itself.

Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice Cocktail
Calories: 2090kcal
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
Step into the quirky world of "Beetlejuice" with this captivating cocktail. The star of this drink is the homemade beet syrup, delivering an earthy depth and vibrant color that pairs brilliantly with smoky mezcal and zesty lime. Topped off with effervescent seltzer and spicy ginger beer, this cocktail is as complex and entertaining as the film itself. Perfect for Halloween gatherings or "Beetlejuice" movie nights, this is a drink that'll have you saying "Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!"


  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Honey
  • 1/3 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 3 large beets peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 ounce Lime Juice plus a lime wedge for garnish
  • 1 ounce Mezcal
  • 2 ounces Soda Water
  • 1 ounce Ginger Beer


  • Creating the Beet Syrup: In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup water, sugar, honey, and vinegar to a simmer. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Add the beets and continue to simmer until they’re soft. This should take about 20 minutes. Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve and let it cool.
  • Assembling the Cocktail: In a cocktail shaker, combine 3/4 ounce of the beet syrup, lime juice, and mezcal. Shake it until well mixed.
  • The Final Pour: Strain the mixture into an ice-filled glass. Add seltzer and ginger beer for that extra fizz and flavor.
  • Garnish and Serve: Place a lime wedge on the rim of the glass for that final touch.

Estimated Nutrition:

Calories: 2090kcal (105%)Carbohydrates: 525g (175%)Protein: 0.5g (1%)Fat: 1g (2%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 28mg (1%)Potassium: 167mg (5%)Fiber: 0.3g (1%)Sugar: 523g (581%)Vitamin A: 14IUVitamin C: 9mg (11%)Calcium: 25mg (3%)Iron: 1mg (6%)
CourseBeverage, Cocktail, Drinks
CuisineBeverage, Cocktail, Drinks
KeywordBeverage, Cocktail, Drink

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