Informed Imbibing

Author: Julia Gordon
In a world where every decision-making dollar counts, why not put your money where your values are? Whether bettering the environment, the community, or both, everything tastes better when ethics are part of the recipe, and these are some of our favorite conscious concoctions!
The Proof is in the Ritual

The Proof is in the Ritual

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If you want to enjoy a cocktail without the booziness, non-alcoholic 'spirits' are the answer to your order! Ritual Zero Proof has tasty spirit substitutions with all of the tingle and none of the hangover. Wanting whiskey without the frisky? A tasty Sour awaits you with Ritual Zero Proof Whiskey Alternative . In the mood for a |Tommy's Margarita|? We loved Ritual Zero Proof Tequila Alternative so much we had to do a double-take. Craving a Southside? The Ritual Zero Proof Gin Stand-In will do the trick.

Keen on Quinoa

Keen on Quinoa

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FAIR only sources Fair Trade materials, meaning that the farmers they work with get paid FAIR-ly. Their FAIR Quinoa Vodka is no exception, and it's made from organic quinoa grown in the Andean mountains, which gives you the perfect excuse to have that second Martini.

Hold Onto These Marbles

Hold Onto These Marbles

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'Keeping the blue marble blue' is the main goal of Blue Marble. Their support of global awareness, conservation, and environmental makes their refreshing seltzers that much tastier. A portion of their proceeds are donated to numerous initiatives, so you'll want to make sure to stock your cooler up with their Pure Love Hard Seltzer and Citrus Joy Hard Seltzer.

Proper Pours

Proper Pours

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Still thirsty for a no-proof option? The offerings from Lyre's are bright, delicious, and versatile. Proof down a favorite classic by subbing Lyres Italian Orange for the red bitter in your next Negroni, or make a tall, refreshing highball with the Lyres Italian Spritz --just add soda, lemon, and you've got yourself a gorgeous refresher, day or night.

STARR of the Show

STARR of the Show

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The island of Mauritius boasts beautiful beaches, waterfuls, rainforests, and…rum! The sugar cane for the single estate STARR Ultra Superior Light Rum is grown in volcanic soil, neighbors aromatic vanilla plants, and is harvested by hand. STARR shines in a Daiquiri, and the carbon capture of their processing produces enough energy during the distilling season to give back to the local grid. Not only does STARR energize the region, they are members of NEPAD (New Partnership for Africa's Development), contributing to efforts to eradicate poverty and promote sustainable growth and development. Nothing's more refreshing than pouring positive impact!

The Proof is in the Ritual
Keen on Quinoa
Hold Onto These Marbles
Proper Pours
STARR of the Show
Informed Imbibing
In a world where every decision-making dollar counts, why not put your money where your values are? Whether bettering the environment, the community, or both, everything tastes better when ethics are part of the recipe, and these are some of our favorite conscious concoctions!

The Proof is in the Ritual

The Proof is in the Ritual
Photo Credit: Tastings.com
If you want to enjoy a cocktail without the booziness, non-alcoholic 'spirits' are the answer to your order! Ritual Zero Proof has tasty spirit substitutions with all of the tingle and none of the hangover. Wanting whiskey without the frisky? A tasty Sour awaits you with Ritual Zero Proof Whiskey Alternative . In the mood for a |Tommy's Margarita|? We loved Ritual Zero Proof Tequila Alternative so much we had to do a double-take. Craving a Southside? The Ritual Zero Proof Gin Stand-In will do the trick.

Keen on Quinoa

Keen on Quinoa
Photo Credit: Tastings.com
FAIR only sources Fair Trade materials, meaning that the farmers they work with get paid FAIR-ly. Their FAIR Quinoa Vodka is no exception, and it's made from organic quinoa grown in the Andean mountains, which gives you the perfect excuse to have that second Martini.

Hold Onto These Marbles

Hold Onto These Marbles
Photo Credit: Tastings.com
'Keeping the blue marble blue' is the main goal of Blue Marble. Their support of global awareness, conservation, and environmental makes their refreshing seltzers that much tastier. A portion of their proceeds are donated to numerous initiatives, so you'll want to make sure to stock your cooler up with their Pure Love Hard Seltzer and Citrus Joy Hard Seltzer.

Proper Pours

Proper Pours
Photo Credit: Tastings.com
Still thirsty for a no-proof option? The offerings from Lyre's are bright, delicious, and versatile. Proof down a favorite classic by subbing Lyres Italian Orange for the red bitter in your next Negroni, or make a tall, refreshing highball with the Lyres Italian Spritz --just add soda, lemon, and you've got yourself a gorgeous refresher, day or night.

STARR of the Show

STARR of the Show
Photo Credit: Tastings.com
The island of Mauritius boasts beautiful beaches, waterfuls, rainforests, and…rum! The sugar cane for the single estate STARR Ultra Superior Light Rum is grown in volcanic soil, neighbors aromatic vanilla plants, and is harvested by hand. STARR shines in a Daiquiri, and the carbon capture of their processing produces enough energy during the distilling season to give back to the local grid. Not only does STARR energize the region, they are members of NEPAD (New Partnership for Africa's Development), contributing to efforts to eradicate poverty and promote sustainable growth and development. Nothing's more refreshing than pouring positive impact!