Many organic foodies aren’t as religious about their alcohol being toxic-free and pesticide-free as they are about their food. I used to be that way, until I learned about the ubiquitous use of Round-Up in the wine industry.
Besides the benefit of healthier living for workers and consumers, most organic spirits, beers, and wines are handcrafted and of high quality. The art form and freshness are important, as well as organic standards. From farm to distillery to table, patience and care is taken.
We were sent a bottle of certified organic Prairie Cucumber Flavored Vodka.
We believe in taking the time to do things the right way — by hand. As a result, Prairie may be the world’s most meticulously crafted spirit. From those who care what goes in, to those who care what goes down.
Prairie’s single vintage organic corn is distilled to taste, not a prescribed number of times. That’s because climate, soil, and moisture levels give each small batch its own unique character. Preserving that character takes personal attention, giving our spirits an award-winning taste that can stand on its own.
HANDCRAFTED SPIRITS MEANT TO BE POURED THE SAME WAY THEY WERE GROWN, AMONG FRIENDS.
Three family farmers on the Minnesota prairie own the land and the quiet respect of all around them. Each family works in their field up to three times longer than conventional farmers, all to cultivate the nutrient-rich soil and organic corn that will become Prairie spirits.
I find cucumber flavored vodka to be really refreshing. I especially like it in a mojito.
I love the care and time put into Prairie’s products. You can taste it with each sip. It causes one to pause more and drink mindfully in the spirit of which the vodka was crafted.
These guys are serious about organic farming:
Our work begins by taking three years to prepare each field. That’s three seasons before we can plant one single vintage organic corn seed. This allows the soil to cleanse itself from any contaminants and to regenerate its nutrient base.
Once our fields are ready, we plant a 25-foot buffer crop to ensure that chemicals from neighboring farms don’t contaminate our own.
Since we don’t use herbicides, we create old-fashioned prairie fires to naturally control unwanted weeds. And because we don’t use pesticides, we rely on native birds and bats to consume our insect populations, turning our fields into complete ecosystems that flourish with all kinds of wildlife.
They are serious about distilling too. 5th generation distillers bring this product to fruition. From Minnesota organic corn field to Minnesota distillery, this product truly comes from the prairie.
Here’s a yummy recipe to try once melons come back into season this summer.
Garden in a Glass
2 parts Prairie Cucumber Flavored Vodka
2 1-inch cubes of seedless watermelon
1 diced lime (bitter ends removed)
1 part organic agave nectar
1 cucumber slice
*Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake, then serve in a lowball glass over ice with a lightly salted rim. Garnish with a slice of cucumber