NEW YORK, July 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Prairie Organic Spirits has launched the Prairie Garden Initiative to incorporate fresh, organic herbs and vegetables in specialty cocktails, inspired by the herbs and produce found in urban gardens. Celebrating the initiative, Prairie Organic Spirits hosted a garden cocktail event at New York Restoration Project (NYRP)'s Herb Garden in East Harlem, Manhattan, sharing Prairie Organic Spirits' "Seed to Glass" philosophy while also supporting NYRP's vision of a greener, more sustainable New York City. Created with organic corn grown and harvested by family-famers in the Minnesota prairie, Prairie Organic Spirits are meticulously crafted with care every step of the way from the corn seed through the harvest and distilling process, to create a signature smooth taste and a perfect "made in the U.S.A." spirit.
To kick off the Prairie Garden Initiative, Prairie Organic Spirits hosted an intimate cocktail event in June, unveiling four signature cocktails created by New York establishments Jacob's Pickles and Prospect, which will be featured as limited-time cocktails available through the summer season only. Each cocktail is inspired by the organic herbs grown in The Herb Garden, incorporating carefully grown ingredients and Prairie Organic Spirits to create a full cocktail experience made with respect from seed to glass.
Born in Minnesota and raised in good spirits, Prairie Organic Spirits offers 100% certified organic vodka, cucumber-flavored organic vodka and organic gin that are made from single vintage organic corn that gives each its award-winning flavor. Every bottle of Prairie Organic Spirits provides an elevated cocktail experience to those who care about what they put in their glass, on their tables and into their bodies.
"We take painstaking steps to treat our spirits with respect from seed to glass, distilling to taste as climate, soil, and moisture levels give each small batch its own unique character that we aim to preserve," said Marla Burke, Marketing and Creative Director, Phillips Distilling Company. "We're very excited to kick off the Prairie Garden Initiative to support bringing organic, green spaces to urban settings across the U.S., and sharing our 'Seed to Glass' philosophy with cocktail enthusiasts everywhere."
NYRP is a non-profit organization driven by the conviction that all New Yorkers deserve beautiful, high-quality public space within ready walking distance of their homes. Since its founding in 1995 by Bette Midler, NYRP has planted trees, renovated gardens, restored parks, and transformed open spaces for communities throughout each of New York City's five boroughs.
Prairie Organic Spirits is a brand of Phillips Distilling Company, one of the most innovative and enduring distilled spirits companies in the U.S. Over 100 years in the making, Phillips produces high-quality products using only the finest ingredients, sourced from around the globe.
Prairie Organic Spirits recipes from Jacob's Pickles and Prospect, inspired by The Herb Garden:
Rosemary Vodka Lemonade
1 ½ oz rosemary-infused Prairie Organic Vodka
2 ½ oz freshly squeezed lemonade
Muddle lemon slice and five rosemary leaves with a teaspoon of cane sugar. Add remaining ingredients, top with ice and shake. Pour over ice in collins glass.
Cucumber Mint Cooler
3 cucumber slices
¼ cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves
½ teaspoon granulated sugar
1 oz fresh lime juice
1 ½ oz Prairie Organic Vodka
½ oz Cointreau
Add mint, sugar, cucumbers and lime juice to a cocktail shaker and shake. Add the vodka and Cointreau, and shake. Strain into 4 glasses filled with ice. Garnish each cocktail with a cucumber spear.
¾ oz Prairie Organic Gin
¾ oz Prairie Organic Vodka
¾ oz simple syrup
¾ oz lemon juice
½ oz Contratto Bitter
Put simple syrup in shaker with six rosemary stalks and muddle. Add all other ingredients except Prosecco into shaker. Shake, then double strain into a collins glass with ice. Top with Prosecco. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary.
In it to Nguyen it
2 oz Prairie Organic Gin
½ oz Lemongrass/Kaffir Lime Simple Syrup
½ oz lemon juice
Take coupe and rub half the rim with a lime. Dip that into a mixture of Togarashi and salt to create a salted rim. Tear up two large basil leaves and put them in shaker. Add gin, simple syrup, and lemon juice. Shake and double strain into coupe.
For additional information about Prairie Organic Spirits, please contact Jessica Weeg at firstname.lastname@example.org or 646-762-8724.
About Prairie Organic Spirits
Crafted and distilled to taste, Prairie Organic Spirits' vodka and gin offerings are certified organic and created in small batches from organically grown corn that is harvested by farmers with the utmost respect for the land. Made with respect—from seed to glass—in Minnesota, the Prairie Organic Spirits portfolio consists of Prairie Organic Vodka, Prairie Organic Gin and Prairie Cucumber-Flavored Organic Vodka. All products are distilled to taste to deliver a naturally smooth and delicious drink, perfect for sipping neat or on the rocks. Prairie Organic Spirits are available at liquor stores, grocers, restaurants and bars in select markets across the country. For more information, please visit www.prairieorganicspirits.com or join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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