Recipe by Spencer Warren
Recipe by Sara Camarata
2 3/4 oz. VEEV
1 1/4 oz. Watermelon Shrub
3 oz. Cream of Coconut
Add all ingredients in a blender. Fill blender with a shaker tin of ice. Bend until smooth. Pour into a salt rimmed 10 oz. balloon glass.
To make watermelon shrub:
1/2 of a medium-large watermelon cut into chunks, aprox. 3 cups. 1-2 cups of sugar. Equal parts champagne and white balsamic vinegar equaling 1 cup. Macerate watermelon in sugar for a day. Strain out solids and reserve the syrup. Discard watermelon chunks or use for something else. Add a 1/2 cup of vinegar to every up if syrup. Let sit in refrigerator for 1-3 days. (The longer it sits the mellower it gets.)
Watermelon Chunks, Strawberry, Mint Leaves, and Shredded Coconut
10 oz. Balloon Glass
VEEV is a fairly new product for me, and when I finally had a chance to try it I was immediately inspired to play with it. It was by chance that one day I was given a watermelon. I was enjoying the melon while sipping on VeeV and waiting for ideas. Oh, how the flavors meshed! But, I wanted more, something different, tropical. That when I thought, why not? Let’s get frozen! My first try was too sweet, it needed a little bite, and that’s when I decided to make a shrub.
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