By Laura Beshire
Have you been searching bars and liquor stores for an eco-friendly cocktail option that will quench your thirst while consequently reducing your carbon footprint and supporting local industry?
Congratulations. I found your pot of gold in the form of a rich, corn-based vodka that is both kosher and organic.
Prairie Organic Vodka, created by the Phillips distillery company, is locally and organically produced right here in Minnesota. This smooth ingredient is a sure complement to any drink. It has been around since 2008, which is long enough for a few awards to stack up on the Phillip’s company shelf for this all-natural treasure; among these is the 2010 Gold Medal in the SIP awards, an annual international spirits competition.
The corn for the vodka is grown within miles of Benson, Minnesota where the spirit is distilled. It comes from a local co-op of about 900 Minnesota farmers. All parts of the corn not used in the process go back to the farmers to be used as feed for their animals. These farmers are also stakeholders in the vodka, which helps ensure that they are producing a quality product for consumers. The bottles are made from recycled glass; just an extra step taken by Phillip’s to promote the environmentally friendly aspect of this drink.
Next time you grab a drink at a bar with friends or whip up some martinis in your home, do so with the Earth in mind. Try Prairie Organic Vodka, and get your drink on while remaining environmentally conscious.