Recipe by Spencer Warren
Recipe by Erica Casey
1 1/2 oz. VEEV
6 – 1″ Pieces of Fresh Shaved Ginger
2 whole Strawberries
1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
Stella Rosa Mascto D’ Asti
1 – 2″ Shaved Piece of Ginger
Drop 3 blueberries, 1 raspberry, and 1 strawberry into mixing tin. Shave 6 pieces of fresh ginger using a Y peeler over and into mixing tin. Add 1/2 oz. simple syrup into mixing tin. Muddle 10-12 times. Add ice and shake 20 times. Fill Collins glass with fresh ice. Strain ingredients from mixing tin into Collins glass over fresh ice. Splash soda water. Fill to top with Stella Rosa Moscato D’Asti.
Fanned whole strawberry with shaved ginger twist
My inspiration behind this cocktail was the Pimms Cup. I mostly concentrate on running our wine cocktail bar, Knoxville Uncorked. I used the Stella Rosa to bring out the sweeter, fruity side to a classic Pimms cup, while still incorporating what our bar is known for. I worked to incorporate the five sense just as one would when tasting wine. It’s important to appreciate the art of cocktailing and the fact that we are at this point in the cocktail world because of the strong foundation of classic cocktails. What better way to show appreciation than to reinvent and and use as inspiration.
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