The martini: the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet. - H. L. Mencken
It probably shouldn't be tinkered with... but...
Let's turn on the juice and see what shakes loose. - Beetlejuice
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Bettlejuice. You can't drink only one, but you can't drink more than three.
Step 1: A Little Gasoline... Blowtorch... No Problem
It's showtime! I'll eat anything you want me to eat, I'll swallow anything you want me to swallow, So, come on down and I'll chew on a dog! - Beetlejuice
2 parts gin
1 part beet juice
1 part dry vermouth
a large splash of olive juice
Step 2: Too Cold
Ice is back I got a brand new invention. - Vanilla Ice
Fill your cocktail mixer with ice.
Step 3: Gin
I feel wonderful and sad. It's the gin - Stephen Beresford, The Last of the Haussmans
Add 2 parts gin.
Step 4: Beetles
The beet is the most intense of vegetables. The radish, admittedly, is more feverish, but the fire of the radish is a cold fire, the fire of discontent not of passion. Tomatoes are lusty enough, yet there runs through tomatoes an undercurrent of frivolity. Beets are deadly serious... The beet is the melancholy vegetable, the one most willing to suffer. - Tom Robbins
Add 1 part beet juice.
Step 5: Vermouth
This was not a hallucination. This was real. We all just experienced a super-powerful, paranormal experience, and it was real. - Delia
Add one part dry vermouth.
Step 6: Let's Get Dirty
My whole life is a dark room. One big dark room. - Lydia
Add a splash of olive juice.
Step 7: Shake, Shake, Shake Senora... or Stir
Step 8: Ugh. Deliver Me From L.L. Bean.
Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together. - Elizabeth Taylor
Garnish with olives