Recipe by Spencer Warren
Recipe by Brett Esler
1 1/2 oz. VEEV
3/4 oz. Half & Half
1/2 oz. Tempus Fugit Creme de Cacao
1/4 oz. Luxardo Maraschino
1 Dash Fee Brothers Plum Bitters
Add all ingredients to a boston shaker, shake hard for approximately 10 seconds, and strain into a cocktail glass. Grate nutmeg over the top of the cocktail in order to finish it and serve.
I was inspired to go down a different path than one would typically choose with VEEV as a base ingredient. It makes sense to create a citrusy, refreshing, fruit-forward cocktail using VEEV due to the Acai, so I wanted to take it in the opposite direction with something more along the lines of an after-dinner desert sipper. I decided to reinvent the classic Brandy Alexander that was so popular in the early part of 20th century.
I swapped the brandy with VEEV, and added a small amount of Luxardo Maraschino and Fee Bros Plum bitters in order to help bring that fruit element to the front and center. The creme de cacao brings a nice rounded out balance to everything while the Half & Half still allows the cocktail to be light, airy, and sessionable. The final product: The Brazilian Alejandro!
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