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Arbor Day Cocktail: (Yes, Arbor Day) The TREEtini

Have a drink and save the world? "No way," you're saying. Yes, it's true, (well, at least a little) read on...

It might have snuck past you, but today is Arbor Day. What exactly IS Arbor Day? I can hear you saying under your breath...

The Arbor Day holiday was founded in 1872 in Nebraska City, Nebraska, by J. Sterling Morton, whose son Joy Morton was the founder of the Morton Salt Company. Pretty darn interesting, huh? I know, I'm boring even myself. On to the drink...

So a friend challenged me by saying that I'd never find an Arbor Day Cocktail. I am not one to take that kind of challenge lightly, so, I scoured the web-o-sphere to find the perfect match. Here's my candidate.

Not only is this a cocktail with the word "tree" in the name -- I could have stopped right there, but no -- you can drink this cocktail and know that you are truly making a difference.

For every VeeV TREEtini cocktail ordered at participating bars and restaurants nationwide, VeeV and Live It Green will plant a tree in monsoon-ravaged Tamil Nadu, India.

  • TREEtini®2 oz. VeeV Acai Spirit
  • .75 oz agave nectar
  • 4 lime wedges
  • 6 mint leaves
  • Club soda

Tear and slap mint leaves to release essential oils and drop into the shaker. Shake all ingredients well and strain into a chilled martini glass. Top with club soda, stir, and garnish as desired.

So there you go... If you have any other challenges for me, bring 'em on! Try this drink and let me know what you think.

See you next week.

Thanks,
Metro West Wines

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