It’s Cocktail Hour Somewhere

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I have a lot of recipes coming up to share but it’s time for another Zia’s Kitchen review.

Guess what?  It’s NOT a cookie review.  I have been saying I needed to stop just reviewing cookies and review something healthy.

Organic alcohol made with a berry known for it’s incredible healthy properties counts right?

(I may have mentioned in the past I have the ability to justify most anything)

But seriously folks, this IS actually a cocktail that is probably healthier then your average libation. (In moderation of course)

The fun people at VeeV spirits wanted me to test their newest line of cocktails called Vita Frute.  Ok.  Twist my arm.

As it’s not legal to ship the alcohol directly to me they sent me a coupon so I could go get it at a minimal cost to myself.  I went to our local Total Wine a while back and lo and behold they carry it BUT they were out.  Then we discovered their distributor was currently sold out as well. Hmmmmm.  This actually is a good sign.  It looks as if it is quite popular. The manager at Total Wine took a special order from me and finally this past Friday I was able to come pick up my 2 bottles.  A Friday……perfect timing don’t you think?

I did a little research on the drink because I was curious.  It’s made with Organic açaí spirit and all natural juices. Interesting. I wonder why açaí?

I turned to the VeeV website and found the following:

Why açaí?

The açaí (pronounced ah-SIGH-ee) berry is an exotic fruit found in the Brazilian rainforest and popularized by surfers and health enthusiasts all over the world. With a natural sweet taste akin to dark berries, the acai infused VeeV is the perfect spirit for making delicious and refreshing superfruit cocktails.

Packed with nutrients, this purple berry tastes like an exotic blend of dark berries and boasts an impressive 57% more antioxidants than pomegranates or blueberries, as well as 30 times more heart-healthy anthocyanins than red wine.

Sounds good to me.

I picked up my bottle of Lemonade and Cosmopolitan and when I got home with my booty around 4pm I decided that it was 5pm somewhere right?  (I am pretty sure Nicaragua is an hour ahead) 

First up Lemonade.

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Yes that is a large grownup sippy cup that I poured it in over ice.  I was taking the wee ones for a walk and it’s pretty hot here.  I first noticed that it smelled pretty strong which worried me, but then I tasted.

YUM! I mean seriously yum.  I haven’t been drinking many mixed drinks of late, but I thought that this was delicious! I had some of the Cosmopolitan last night over ice and dare I say I liked that one even more? That was a surprise I assumed it would be the other way around because I tend to like lemonade more then cranberry juice – but honestly I really liked them both.

Some fun facts about these drinks:

  • The Lemonade is made with Organic Açaí VEEV spirit, all natural lemon juice and agave nectar.
  • The Cosmopolitan is made with the Organic Açaí VEEV spirit, all natural cranberry juice and a hint of citrus.
  • All of their flavors are 100% natural, only 60 calories per serving, with no added sugars or artificial flavors.

SO it’s a cocktail you don’t have to feel guilty about!

Zia gives this drink a first bump for sure!

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