Acai Cocktails – Round 1

I love my Keurig. For those who are unfamiliar, Keurig makes coffee makers that utilize “K-cups” for the coffee. Each cup is made individually within a minute which allows both fresh coffee each cup and to allow you to have different flavors with each cup. In addition to coffee, the K-Cup system has options for various teas, hot chocolate and even “brew-over ice” drinks.

Before I had the Keurig, I rarely made a whole pot of coffee. Now, I routinely make cups as I want them.

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The great folks over at Green Mountainย sent me a box of their new Acai Berry Vitamin Burst Brew Over Ice K-Cups to try to work into recipes. Being a hot summer day, it was clear what I needed to make – cocktails!

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Like the coffee, you put it into the brewer and it comes out hot. With the brew over ice line, you, um, well….brew it over ice.

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The Acai Berry Burst is brewing. Now what to do with it? The first k-cup I made I drank it as it was intended. It was a nice refreshing taste. I liked it better than a red punch and got a bit more vitamin C to boot. The second k-cup was intended for a cocktail.

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I pulled out all my potential cocktail ingredients and went to work.

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Acai Berry Mojito

Acai Berry Vitamin Burst K-Cup

2 shots of white unflavored rum

Mojito mix

Mint sprigs (for garnish)

This one was pretty straight forward. I brewed the Acai Berry Vitamin Burst over ice and mixed it with two shots of rum and about 6 ounces of the mojito mix. I split it into two tall glasses and served with ice. Garnish with mint sprigs.

I liked it much better than a standard mojito where the mint can sometimes be a bit overwhelming.

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Acairita

Acai Berry Vitamin Burst K-Cup

2 shots tequila

1 shot orange liqueur (Grand Mariner or similar)

1 tbsp agave nectar

Brew acai k-cup over ice. Add tequila, nectar and liqueur and stir (the nectar is a little thick). Crush ice and place in margarita glasses and pour beverage over ice.

These were very smooth. VERY smooth. I could see me drinking this all summer long!

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Categories: Alcohol, Beverage, Fruit 2, Recipes, vegan, Vegetarian

Author:The Ranting Chef

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6 Comments on “Acai Cocktails – Round 1”

  1. July 26, 2013 at 11:19 am #

    I think I know the first thing on this year’s Christmas wish list ๐Ÿ™‚ great recipes too!

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  2. July 26, 2013 at 12:56 pm #

    If you really want to boost the acai, there is a clear spirit called Veev that is based on the acai berry. It’s a great mixer as well.

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  3. July 26, 2013 at 12:58 pm #

    Very nice, what a great idea!

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  4. July 26, 2013 at 4:26 pm #

    Love it, I think its time for me to shop the K-Cup area at store or online ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks for posting this!!

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  5. July 27, 2013 at 2:46 am #

    Looks tasty!

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  6. July 28, 2013 at 10:24 am #

    Ahhhh!! You might have just started something with this haha I love my keurig and I do like a nice cocktail…to have both?!? Thank you for sharing this!

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