header home Backbar Bar Station Recipe Database Month's Feature "Drink-o-pedia" Mixology Contact

Van Gogh Acai-Blueberry

Van Gogh
Açai–Blueberry Vodka


By Robert Plotkin

Van Gogh Açai-Blueberry Vodka possesses the most attractive quality a top-shelf spirit can possess, namely being able to deliver a boatload of flavor—palate-pleasing, true-to-nature flavor. The classy Dutch import is amazingly delicious and considering that açai and blueberries are rich in antioxidants, it may also be the healthiest spirit on the market.

Van Gogh Vodkas are produced at the Dirkzwager Distillery in Schiedam, Holland. They're distilled in small batches from premium grains and purified water, then infused with fresh ingredients and filtered for pristine clarity. Few brands have experienced as much success in the flavored spirits category as Van Gogh. A quick sniff, sip and swallow of any version in their portfolio will easily explain why.

The Van Gogh Açai-Blueberry Vodka is a perfect example. It's steeped with fresh blueberries and açai berries from Brazil's Amazon rainforest, which imbue the lavender-tinted vodka with a lush, medium-weight body and a slightly sweet, citrus and berry bouquet. The generous helping of long-lasting flavors is best described as luscious. The result is a little slice of paradise in every drop.

The same applies to Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka, a textured, light-bodied spirit brimming with the irresistible aroma and flavor of dark chocolate. Although jammed as it is with cocoa-induced character, this Van Gogh possesses nary a trace of sweetness, a highly desirable trait when making cocktails.

The Van Gogh portfolio of flavored marvels is a treasure trove behind the bar. These character-laden spirits make creating cocktail masterpieces effortless.


Van Gogh Açai-Blueberry Vodka Recipes

Berry Dream
Tall glass, chilled
Pour into an empty blender canister
2 oz. Van Gogh Acai–Blueberry Vodka
1 tsp. coconut cream
3 oz. milk (soy, skim, or whole)
1 scoop raspberry sorbet
Blend thoroughly
Coconut flakes and fresh seasonal berries garnish
Blueberry Ballad
Cocktail glass, chilled
Pour into an iced mixing glass
1 oz. Van Gogh Acai–Blueberry Vodka
1/2 oz. Limoncello
1 oz. POM Blueberry Pomegranate Juice
Splash fresh lemon juice
Splash club soda
Shake and strain
Cherry garnish
Liberty Sky
House specialty glass, ice
Pour into an iced mixing glass
1 3/4 oz. Van Gogh Wild Appel Vodka
3/4 oz. Van Gogh Acai–Blueberi Vodka
3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
1 3/4 oz. lemon sour mix
Shake and strain
Near fill with lemonade
Float 3/4 oz. Blue Curacao
Lemon wheel garnish