Recipe by Spencer Warren
Recipe by Mcson Salicetti
1 1/2 oz. VEEV
1 oz. Lemongrass Water
3-4 Dashes of Yuzu
1/4 oz. Lime Juice
1/2 oz. Lavender-Agave Syrup
3 Jalapeño Wheels (1 for Muddling & 2 for Garnish)
3 Dashes of Angostura Bitters
Muddle a jalapeño wheel inside the shaker, add VEEV and rest of the ingredients except for the soda water and bitter. Shake well and pour over new ice in a Collins glass. Top it off with soda water and Angostura Bitter. Garnish it with 3 Lemongrass “hairs” (sprigs from the lemongrass stalk) and 2 very thin sliced jalapeño wheels.
6 Lemongrass Stalks
Juice Lemongrass Stalks (enough for 3/4 of a cup) and mix it with cold water (about 1/4 of a cup).
2 Cups of Water
4 tbsp. of Lavender Seeds
1 Cup of Light Agave
Bring water to boil, add Lavender seeds, turn it off and let it sit for about 30 mins. Remove seeds and bring that lavender water to boil again then lower the heat and reduce it half way, turn it off and add the Agave by stirring it slowly, let it sit untill is cool. Ready to use!
3 Lemongrass Hairs & 2 Thin Sliced Jalapeño Wheels
The inspiration for the type of cocktail is the Tom Collins; However the real inspiration behind this cocktail is “Zephyrus”: God of the West wind and bringer of light spring and early summer breezes.
By combining the amazing flavors of Açaí and prickly pear (present in VEEV) with the citrus of the Yuzu and Lemongrass water, is like bringing light spring and then adding that touch of heat from the jalapeño finishes it… Completing the early summer breezes. Topped off with refreshing Soda water and bitters for a long and lasting finish!
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