Dizzy Recap: Veev Taste, Test, Tally


"Work is the curse of the drinking class."--Oscar Wilde


I just started a new day job, so it's taken me a bit longer to post updates here than I would like, but the good news is, I will be able to afford more drinks now. In the meantime, I'll keep covering all of the events I don't necessarily have to pay for, like last week's Veev tasting at Delicatessen. I brought a couple of friends to the atrium lounge at Deli, which made for a lovely after-work setting with its wraparound green leather sofa and abstract mural. Four different cocktails were passed around for a popular vote on which gets to be on Deli's menu for the month: Order of the Amazon, Brazilian Elixir, Toast of the Amazon, and, the winner, Joie de Veev (Veev, muddled ginger, orange liqueur, lemon juice, simple syrup). The cocktails all provided that "summer cooler" taste without being overly sweet, and the added antioxidants somehow took the guilt out of imbibing. Naturally, the brown paper gift bags handed out were filled with eco-goodies such as a mini of Veev, biodegradable plates by VerTerra, and all-natural PopChips. If you swing through Deli this month, be sure to check out the Joie de Veev:


1 1/2 oz. Veev

3/4 oz. orange liqueur

1 oz. fresh lemon juice

3/4 oz. simple syrup

1 large slice of ginger, diced

crystallized ginger, for garnish


Muddle the ginger and simple syrup in the bottom of a mixing glass. Add Veev, orange liqueur, lemon juice, simple syrup, and shake well with ice. Double strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with crystallized ginger.