Cheers to the holiday season, friends! Although your holiday plans might look different than in years past, there’s never a shortage of things to celebrate, be grateful for, and toast to. Whether you choose to drink or sip on cocktails or mocktails, I’ve got a delicious Festive Açaí Cocktail recipe for you to enjoy, no matter how you’re celebrating this year!
We all know and love a good Açaí bowl, and while I do crave smoothies year round, sometimes I need to switch gears once the cooler seasons arrive. Cozy up by the fire with your favorite blanket to sip on this Açaí Cocktail bursting with bright berry flavors!
The star of the drink is Sambazon’s Original Açaí Juice made with 100% organic Açaí. You will get all the antioxidants and omegas you typically expect from Açaí, but with an adult twist! This non-dairy, 100% juice blend is the perfect sweet base for our cocktail.
To create this drink, we’ll start with frozen blueberries, lemon, and mint. Muddled together, these ingredients create a harmonious flavor that’s bright, crisp, and delightful! Add your vodka of choice (or skip for a mocktail) with the Sambazon Original Açaí Juice and ice - no additional sweetener needed! Give it a good shake and pour into your glasses over a strainer.
Top the drinks off with some ice, fresh blueberries, and a mint leaf or two - you’re sure to be coming back for seconds! Who knew that your favorite smoothie ingredient was about to become your drinking buddy?! Get the full recipe for this Festive Açaí Cocktail below!
Festive Açaí Cocktail
Prep Time: 5 Minutes | Cook Time: 5 Minutes | Ready In: 10 Minutes | Yield: 2 Servings
10 oz of Sambazon Original Açaí Juice
2 oz Vodka (leave out for a mocktail)
¼ c Blueberries, frozen
1 Sprig of Mint
Juice from ½ a Lemon
Handful of Fresh Blueberries
1. Put the frozen blueberries, mint, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker.
2. Muddle the ingredients.
3. Add vodka, ice, and Sambazon’s Original Açaí Juice.
4. Shake for 20 seconds.
5. Pour over a strainer into serving glasses with ice.
6. Top with additional fresh blueberries, lemon, and mint.
Enjoy this Açaí experience responsibly! No matter what the external world looks like or feels like, we can always find things to celebrate and toast to in our own lives. Cheers to you and voting (and drinking!) with your dollars! By purchasing Sambazon Original Açaí Juice for this recipe, you are helping protect the Amazon, support our sustainable harvesting practices AND give back to the family farmers we work with thanks to our Fair Trade Certification and Triple-Bottom-Line business model.
We can’t wait to see you recreate this recipe and celebrate life (and the magic of Açaí) with us! Tag @sambazon and @sloaneelizabeth to share your beautiful creations with us on Instagram and let us know - what’s your favorite holiday drink?
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