Recipe by Spencer Warren
Recipe by Marc Nicoletta
2 1/2 oz. VEEV
1/2 oz. Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur
1 oz. Strawberry Rhubarb Marscapone Syrup
1/2 oz. Strawberry Puree
1/2 oz. Pineapple Juice
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Hard shake and double strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with large Strawberry topped with a small dollop of Marscapone cheese.
Strawberry Rhubarb Marscapone Syrup:
Sweat 1 cup diced Rhubarb in a saucepan over medium heat for 4 minutes.
Add 1 oz. water.
Reduce most liquid.
Add 1 1/2 cups diced Strawberries.
Sweat for 4 minutes on medium heat.
Add 1/4 cup sugar and a pinch of salt.
Incorporate over medium heat 2 minutes.
Add 1/4 cup of water and cook for 5 minutes on low heat.
Take off heat.
Blend until smooth.
Whisk in 3 tbsp. of Marscapone cheese.
Chill syrup and keep refrigerated.
Strawberry with Marscapone Dollop
I took the “Cheat on Vodka” slogan and ran with it. I wanted to create a cocktail that was both seductive and a showcase of VEEV’s unique flavor profile. I came up with the name Adulterous Intent first and then tried to think of what flavors would give away such an intended infidelity. My mind came to strawberries and cream as a typical flavor associated with love, but with it being adulterous, I wanted to add a sour aspect.
This is where the rhubarb and Maraschino liqueur came in. I chose to use marscapone in lieu of cream due to it being richer and being made by souring cream to cause coagulation. When these flavors blend together with VEEV, the cherry and acai berry notes accentuate the strawberry and the addition of pineapple smooths the palate and adds to the creamy mouth feel.
VEEV, now 70 Proof, is a handcrafted premium spirit, that is infused with just the right amount of Acai and other natural flavors like prickly pear and acerola cherry which makes it a better alternative to vodka. Crafted at our award winning distillery that is powered by renewable wind energy, VEEV is distilled in small batches to ensure we achieve a perfectly balanced taste. The result is a versatile, full-bodied spirit with a smooth finish. So go ahead, cheat on the harsh taste and same ole boring vodka you’ve grown tired of. #CheatOnVodka