The Best Non-Alcoholic Red Wine Is Made from Beets

The Best Non-Alcoholic Red Wine Is Made from Beets

Ariel Knutson
Aug 24, 2016
(Image credit: Rachel Joy Barehl)

Trying to find good, complex non-alcoholic beverages is hard. A lot of them are either super sugary or just plain boring. There's a new trend in the New York restaurant scene, however, that actually sounds delicious. According to Mic, a concoction starring beet juice makes a fantastic faux-wine.

(Image credit: Betony via Mic)

Mic interviewed Eamon Rockey, the General Manager behind Betony, and the creator of the above photo of faux Pinot Noir. For this non-alcoholic beverage, Rockey combines clarified beet juice and chilled oolong tea. As you can see in the photo, the faux wine looks just like the real thing. Rockey says he has seen success with the drink because "it's something [you] can really enjoy with [your] food and it's not overwhelming and doesn't compete with the flavors in a number of dishes."

Beet wine isn't something you can currently find in your grocery store, but I wouldn't be surprised if it becomes available in the near future.

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