Make your party drinks greener
Celebrate on the rocks with organic, eco-friendly cocktails
VeeV Acai Spirit and agave nectar with hints of lime and mint is similar to a traditional mojito. (VeeV/MCT)
No, not absinthe-green, creme de menthe green, or green chartreuse, but greener than green, as in organic and environmentally friendly and good for the soul.
If you're a fan of berry-flavored vodka or rum, you might not want to replace them entirely but do try VeeV -- the world's first acai berry spirit that's smooth, clean and not too sweet so that it mixes well with citrus.
Acai (pronounced ah-sigh-eee) berries, Brazil's national fruit, are the hot items of the moment, as they're reportedly filled with all sorts of powerful antioxidants. I mixed it three parts freshly-squeezed orange juice to one part VeeV for a screwdriver-like cocktail for a refreshing cocktail that seems at least semi-healthy.
In celebration of Earth Day and every day, VeeV is dedicated to green initiatives year 'round and is donating $1 of every bottle sold to the Brazilian rainforest.
Now that's a lot of oxygen.
Veev Treetini (aka strained Eco-Mojito)
2 ounces VeeV Acai Spirit
1/2 ounce agave nectar
4 lime wedges
6 mint leaves
Tear and slap mint leaves to release oils and drop into a cocktail shaker. Shake all ingredients well and strain into a chilled martini glass. Top with club soda. Stir and garnish as desired.
Order of the Amazon
1.5 ounces VeeV Acai Spirit
1/2 ounce Benedictine
1/2 ounce simple syrup
3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
Dash of bitters