This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own. For ages 21+.
Is it just me or are you also planning some warm weather soirees? Now that the seasons are heating up, I am getting the bug to whip out my best hosting skills and start entertaining. And what better way to begin dusting off those social skills than with some signature cocktails?! I have teamed up with Prairie Organic Spirits to bring you 2 essential organic cocktail party drinks that will have all your friends bowing down to your hosting greatness. So grab a notepad and put on your learning caps, it’s time to get mixing.
In my many years of hosting parties, I have learned that there are two types of cocktail personalities. The sweet and the not-so-sweet. Just about everyone enjoys a good mixed drink, but some have much less of a sweet tooth than most would like to admit. So, this is where our first recipe comes into play… the Cucumber & Cilantro Sparkler. Prairie Organic Cucumber Vodka, spicy cilantro, champagne, and a hint of sweetness collide to make one refreshingly bubble cocktail.
Prairie Organic Spirits is a true pioneer in this space as the first USDA Certified Organic spirits brand, and remains the #1 brand in the organic category. They know the source of every ear of organic corn that goes into their bottles: Minnesota family farmers who have a commitment to the right process and the right ingredients. Beyond using organic ingredients in its spirits, Prairie Organic Spirits is dedicated to furthering the future of organic farming in general with their newly launched Spirit of Change Fund, which contributes a portion of sales to transitioning conventional farmland to organic. I love serving organic spirits to my guests and trust what I’m giving to them.
The wonderful thing about this cocktail is that it is easy to make. You can make a batch and leave them out for guests to enjoy throughout the night. Just in case you do not believe just how easy these are to whip up, let’s walk through the process. First add 1 teaspoon of cilantro and ½ ounce of simple syrup to a champagne flute. Lightly muddle the two together to bring out the spicy cilantro flavors.
Next, add two ounces of Prairie Organic Cucumber Vodka to the flute. This is the killer secret ingredient that makes this drink truly sparkle. The Prairie Organic brand has a passion for craftsmanship that comes through with every sip. Their Cucumber Vodka has a gorgeously refreshing smoothness, enhanced by the delicious cucumber infusion. This smoothness also comes from the spirit’s rich corn base and the brands philosophy of ‘distilling to taste’ in which the master distillers taste each batch of spirits until perfection is reach. It is truly one of the most exhilarating vodkas I have ever tasted and highly recommend you keep a bottle in your bar.
Lastly, top off the drink with good-ol’ champagne.
Garnish with an organic cucumber slice and you have one perfectly refreshing, but not too sweet, cocktail for your guests.
The second essential cocktail are for those with a sweet tooth! The Blackberry Coconut Smash is the ideal drink to transition from Spring to Summer. It will be a showstopper with fresh blackberries, cream of coconut, soda water, blackberry liqueur, and Prairie Organic Vodka at its foundation.
This cocktail requires a little more skill then the Cucumber & Cilantro Sparkler, but it is still relatively easy to make. First, use a muddler to smash ¼ cup of fresh organic blackberries at the bottom of a tumbler.
Then, in a cocktail shaker, mix together 2 ounces of Prairie Organic Vodka, 1 ounce of cream of coconut, and ½ ounce of blackberry liqueur. I find it essential that you use Prairie Organic Vodka in this drink. You’ve put so many great flavors together, don’t waste it by adding a sub-par spirit! Prairie Organic Spirits is the first USDA Certified Organic spirits brand. It is the #1 organic brand in its category and sources all of its corn from Minnesota family farmers. Prairie Organic has even launched the Spirit of Change Fund to contribute portions of sales to helping conventional farmers transition to organic.
Strain the mixture into the tumbler over the smashed blackberries.
Lastly top off with 3 to 4 ounces of soda water. And that’s it!
There you have it, my friends. My 2 essential organic cocktail party drinks. Now it’s time to party!
Make sure to pick up a few bottles of Prairie Organic Spirits for your warm weather entertaining. Also learn more about the amazing farmland cause that the brand supports here. So tell me, what is the third essential organic cocktail you would add to this list?