Yes, a month ago I boiled beets then removed them from the “juice” and added sugar, yeast and an orange to the juice and let sit for a month. Info can be seen on this post. Last night I strained the concoction and put into 2 liter soda bottles (two of them), and tested. Yes, it is sweet – think Mogan David. Probably suitable for spritzers, and not much else. It looks and smells like what I remember from my childhood, but I don’t know that I ever tasted the finished product – so I don’t know if this is the same or different than what was made 30+ years ago. I wonder if it will get better with age or just go bad.