Experience guiltless indulgence with VeeV’s Açaí spirit. Well known for it antioxidant properties, the açaí (ah-sigh-ee) berry packs 30 times more heart-healthy anthocyanins than red wine, AND has vitamins C and E, calcium, dietary fiber, protein, and omega 3s. VeeV mixes this exotic berry with prickly pear (a natural hangover remedy), and other natural ingredients and distills it by hand. Their distiller is one of the few in America to get at least 25% of their energy through wind and their unique distilling process uses about half the energy of other distilling methods. On top of all this, VeeV donates $1 for each bottle sold to ensure that açaí is “wild harvested” to preserve the surrounding flora and fauna and protect the biodiversity of the Amazonian rainforest. It’s delicious too! Revive your senses with this refreshing combination of fresh fruit and herbs:
Joie de VeeV
2 lime wedges
3 mint leaves
2 oz. Veev
dash of sugar
Muddle 1 wedge of lime, 1 strawberry and mint leaves in a mixing glass. Put into a cocktail shaker with 2 ounces of Veev, sugar and ice, shake. Pour into a short glass, top with club soda, garnish with remaining strawberry and lime wedge.
[This appeared in Summer 2008 Organic Spa Magazine, organicspamagazine.com]