Hump Day Cocktail From ShakeStir: The Acai Vitae

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Hump Day Cocktail From ShakeStir: The Acai Vitae
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
154
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
1

Ingredients

  • 2 cucumber slices
  • 1 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).

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Sugar
18g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.7g
3.3%
Protein
1g
2%
Carbs
24g
8%
Vitamin A
0.8µg
0.1%
Vitamin C
6mg
11%
Vitamin K
3µg
3%
Calcium
54mg
5%
Fiber
1g
6%
Folate (food)
4µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
4µg
1%
Iron
0.7mg
3.8%
Magnesium
24mg
6%
Niacin (B3)
0.1mg
0.6%
Phosphorus
21mg
3%
Potassium
141mg
4%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.7mg
39.7%
Sodium
301mg
13%
Sugars, added
17g
N/A
Zinc
0.6mg
4.3%

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