Our pick for most unlikely cocktail ingredient of the year: beets—-which turned up in a number of libations, including a pair of recipes at PS7’s. Y&H special boozy correspondent Trixie Tamerlane got to the root of the matter back in June. The purplish veggie also earned a spot in our “Annotated Guide to 2011.”

What weird stuff will ooze into your rocks glass in 2012? Stick your predictions in the comments.