Apr 22, 2010 12:00 PM
Sipping cocktails and helping the planet may seem like conflicting ideas, until some genius finds a way to do both! In the spirit of Earth Day, Aqua Vitae is dedicated to greenness in oh so many ways.
VeeV ($30), The World's First Açaí Spirit®, is a wheat-based spirit infused with Açaí that includes the flavors of prickly pear and acerola cherry. Açaí, the exotic Brazilian berry, is said to be one of the healthiest fruits on the planet with more antioxidants than in pomegranates, blueberries and an orange combined. Not only are they pumping our spirits full of good for you berries, but VeeV is the only distiller in America to get at least 25% of is power from wind.
So how do you get in on all the greenness? Simply order the eco-friendly TREEtini cocktail with VeeV, and for every TREEtini ordered at participating bars and restaurants nationwide, VeeV and their partner, Live It Green will plant a tree in monsoon-ravaged Tamil Nadu, India. Growing entire forests one cocktail at a time - brilliant!
Head to TREEtini to find a bar that participates in your area. Don't see one? Petition your favorite watering hole to join!
Now on to the imbibing! Don't worry about home consumption being less green - VeeV donates a dollar from every bottle sold to aid the Brazilian Rainforests!
2 oz VeeV Açaí Spirit
¾ oz agave nectar (or simple syrup)
4 lime wedges
6 mint leaves
Tear and slap mint leaves to release oils and drop into the shaker. Add remaining ingredients and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with mint leaves.
You know that no ordinary glass will do for Earth Day, so we've found the beautiful Fire & Light Martini Glass ($30). Made of recycled glass bottles and jars, these stylish glasses are dishwasher safe and hand-poured in the USA. Available in a rainbow of colors, but we'll stick to green!
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