Recipe by Spencer Warren
Recipe by Michael Liberatore
1 1/2 oz. VEEV
1/4 oz. Yuzu Juice
1/4 oz. Giffard Orgeat
1/4 oz. Sherry
2 Dashes Angostura Orange Bitters
Top with Wyder’s Dry Raspberry Cider
Combine all ingredients into Boston tin.
Add ice and shake.
Strain over ice into a collins glass.
Top with Dry cider.
Slap mint spring to garnish.
With berry acai being a tropical sweet; Yuzu juice is a great compliment to the spirit, as it has orange Mandarin overtones. The sherry adds a little more depth and brings out the almond in the orgeat. I want to have the range of taste: the dry, sweet, and bitter to put you on the ground looking up at the Acai palm. That allure of the palm bringing you up and to taste your surroundings once you reach the berries that reside in the hear of the palm.
The name of the cocktail is the literal version of my idea behind the cocktail: To move/climb up.
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