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Beeting-Heart Martini

Skip the olive and show your affection with this romantic cocktail garnish.

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Photography by: Aaron Dyer

Go beyond the baked goods and chocolates and instead celebrate Valentine's Day with a classic mixed drink: Give your loved one's martini a heart-shaped beet garnish.

 

Cut a cooked red beet into 1/4-inch-thick rounds. Stamp out small hearts with a cookie cutter; drop them into ice-cold gin or vodka martinis.

 

The juice from the beet will slowly tint the drink magenta -- how's that for dramatic?

 

Here's how to make the perfect martini:

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