Pomegranate what? Blueberry who? Acai is what everyone’s talking about and for good reason. With more antioxidants and now “the healthiest fruit on the planet” this Brazilian berry boasts it’s own array of fruit juices, infused products, and now, it’s own spirit. That’s right, healthy alcohol. The company even boasts that a glutenous night binge drinking Veev will not give you a hang over. I repeat: NO HANGOVER!
For the environmentalist they even pledge to donate $1 per bottle of sales towards preservation of the rainforests through The Sustainable Acai Project. As an added bonus they are the only certified carbon neutral spirits company in the world, which means that just like their hangovers, their carbon footprint is nearly invisible. A couple of delicious recipes to try the next time you go out and want to stand out amidst the vodka tonics and martinis:
Eau de Veev (or Brazilian Rickey)
2oz Veev Acai Spirit, 1 lemon slice, 1 lime slice, 1 orange slice, 3 oz tonic, citrus wheel for garnish:
Build in a highball glass over ice as listed above, squeezing and dropping in the fruit slices. Top with tonic. Stir and garnish with the citrus wheel.
3oz Veev, .25 oz dry vermouth (we recommend Dolfin), dash of orange bitters, lemon twist for garnish
Shake all ingredients well with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the lemon twist.
Veev Ginger Fizz:
2 oz Veev, Ginger ale or ginger beer, dash of bitters (optional) lemon wedge for garnish.
Build in an ice-filled rocks glass and stir. Garnish with a lemon wedge
Veev Basil Gimlet:
2 oz Veev, 4 fresh basil leaves, 1 o z lime juice, 1 Tablespoon sugar.
Tear 3 basil leaves to release oils and drop into shaker. Shake all ingredients very well with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with the remaining basil leaf.