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
64
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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).

Nutritional Facts

Sugar
5g
6%
Carbohydrate, by difference
10g
8%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
207µg
30%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
21mg
28%
Vitamin E, added
3mg
20%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
7µg
8%
Calcium, Ca
12mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
4µg
1%
Magnesium, Mg
7mg
2%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
10mg
1%
Sodium, Na
10mg
1%
Water
98g
4%

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.