Hump Day Cocktail From ShakeStir: The Acai Vitae

Hump Day Cocktail From ShakeStir: The Acai Vitae
Staff Writer

ShakeStir

Our friends over at ShakeStir have asked the nearly 2,000 (and growing) bartenders in their community to submit signature cocktail recipes for potential coverage on The Daily Meal. Each Wednesday**, the drink that snags the most 5-star ratings (according to his or her ShakeStir peers) will be featured on The Daily Meal — along with a recipe, photo, and link to the selected bartender's profile — as part of the new weekly "Hump Day" Cocktail series.

This week's winner takes us back to Indian Summer: the Acai Vitae, created by bartender Luis Hernandez. Hernandez says of the acai drink, it's "a  light and refreshing cocktail, filled with freshness and acidity, and great for a hot day."

Thanks to our bartender friends at ShakeStir for contributing, and stay tuned for more Hump Day Cocktails!

*We know it's a bit late, but hey, it's a shortened week! 

1
Servings
67
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • cucumber slices
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2  Ounce  VeeV Acai
  • 1  Ounce  Dolin Vermouth Blanc
  • 1  Ounce  lime and cucumber syrup
  • 1/2  Ounce  fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4  Ounces  prosecco

Directions

In a tin, muddle cucumber with salt, then add the rest of the ingredients, except prosecco. Fill with ice and shake vigorously and strain into chilled cocktail glass. Top with prosecco (it should have light layer of foam on top).

Nutritional Facts

Sugar
4g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
12g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
9µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
13mg
17%
Calcium, Ca
8mg
1%
Folate, total
2µg
1%
Magnesium, Mg
2mg
1%
Phosphorus, P
4mg
1%
Sodium, Na
18mg
1%
Water
59g
2%

Cocktail Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Cocktail Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.