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Friday, May 22, 2009

Drink of the Week: The Açai Cocktail from Cortez

Posted By on Fri, May 22, 2009 at 9:00 AM

It hasn't supplanted the pomegranate in popularity (and probably never will, due to its tendency to skew bitter), but the açai berry does pack more antioxidants than the pom. Cortez (550 Geary at Jones) puts together an Açai Cocktail containing Ketel One Citroen vodka, Veev açai liqueur, honey, yuzu (the Japanese citrus fruit), sweet Moscato wine, and rosemary. The honey and dessert wine correct any trace of tartness from the Veev, and the rosemary gives it all a bracing bouquet that registers as refreshing. And just think about all those antioxidants you're wallowing in.

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