Recipe by Spencer Warren
Recipe by Zach McGrath
2 1/2 oz. VEEV
1/2 oz. Aperol
1/4 oz. Sweet Vermouth
1/4 oz. St. Germain
2 Dashes Rose-Lavender Bitters
Veuve Clicquot Champagne
Combine all ingredients but champagne in a stirring glass with 8KD. Stir until well chilled and pour in an absinthe-rinsed coupe. Top with a splash of champagne.
1 Part Peychaud’s Bitters
1 Part Lavender Infused Rose Water
Since VEEV is a play on the word “live” in French, I decided to create a cocktail reminscent of one of the liveliest times in French history.
I wanted my martini to use classic French ingredients like champagne and absinthe to compliment the taste of VEEV.
I like to think that if VEEV were around during turn of the century Paris, Tolouse Lautrec would have enjoyed this cocktail.
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