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Happy Hour: New Home Sweet Home

Last week Glenn and I closed on our new house (hooray!!). 

When I came back to the office after signing my name 700 times, the MyRecipes team was ready to toast my new place with a shot of Veev.   This liqueur made with acai berries is sweet, tart, and delicious.  I don't know how well the superfood qualities of acai translate to spirits, but the berry's flavor makes the transition beautifully.

I was completely sold on Veev after trying their basil gimlet recipe.  The brightly flavored liqueur with fresh basil and shot of lime are irresistible on a summer afternoon.  

Veev Basil Gimlet
  • 2 ounces Veev Acai Spirit
  • 4 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup
Tear 3 basil leaves to release oils and drop into a cocktail shaker.  Shake all ingredients well with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass.  Garnish with the remaining basil leaf. 


Looking for another way to enjoy acai this summer?  Try Chicken and Spring Greens with Acai Dressing.