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FOOD & DRINK

This New Liqueur Turns Superfood Berries Into Spirits

The berry-filled boozy beverage that's good for you, and for the environment.
By Samantha Payne
June 03, 2017
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By Samantha Payne
June 03, 2017
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You've done your CrossFit and F45 this week, enjoyed some early morning yoga and a green juice, and almost kicked your weekly burger habit. But what about when it's time for weekend drinks with the crew? Enter FAIR Açai liqueur, which turns the superfood staple into booze.

Launched in Australia at Melbourne's Good Food & Wine Show on June 2, FAIR Açai liqueur is made using ethically grown and sustainably farmed handpicked açai berries from the Amazon rainforest, which are then pressed to extract their essence to form the base of the beverage. This maceration process also harnesses the qualities that make the berries so healthy — aka all of those antioxidants, fibre and heart-healthy fats. As you're sipping away, you'll be kick starting your metabolism and helping make your hair and nails shine. Basically, it's a beverage filled with all the things you need to look your best on a night out and easily digest that 'cheat meal' 3am kebab.

As well as being good for eager drinkers, the liqueur is good for the environment, with FAIR ensuring that every bottle made follows rigorous sustainability and ethical agriculture protocols. Plus, in addition to supporting farmers in the region, they're also donating a portion of the profits to sustainability programs in the developing world.

With flavours of red berries, cherry, blackcurrant and cranberry just bursting through on the palate, you wouldn't be blamed for wanting to pour it on your morning yoghurt and muesli combo. But for a more traditional way to drink the liqueur, try a twist on a gimlet. Shake up some gin, lime, sugar syrup and ice with a splash of this, and you'll be feeling those antioxidants working in no time.

Published on June 03, 2017 by Samantha Payne

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