Recipe by Spencer Warren
Recipe by Dennis Day
1 1/2 oz. VEEV
1 oz. Sugar Cane
1 oz. Papaya Purée
2 Sprigs of Mint
2 Calamansi Limes
4-5 oz. Home Made Ginger Beer
2 Pieces Home Made Ginger Candy
In mixing glass squeeze calamansi limes drop in one mint sprig. Do a quick muddle. Add a dash of orange bitters, sugarcane juice, VEEV, papaya purée. Shake with ice vigorously. Double strain into bamboo glass with ice. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with mint sprig and ginger candy.
Mint Sprig and Ginger Candy
My inspiration for this cocktail is our farmers market local bounty here on the island of Maui. Every week there’s something new. Sugar cane juice and a papayas are regulars at our farmers market. Then I was introduced to the calamansi lime. It’s A cross between a tangerine and a lime. They are very small but filled with a lot of juice. Before this contest I always made ginger candy and ginger beer. So the combination of those two with the calamansi limes and the VEEV was a match made In heaven.
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
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