Before you head over to your foodie friend’s holiday cocktail party or Yankee swap, switch things up from your usual bottle of wine and grab a bottle of FAIR Quinoa Vodka. Yes, quinoa. Vodka.
If you’re looking for a boozy gift that blends”WHAT kind of vodka?” and “hey, this is delicious,” FAIR Quinoa Vodka should do it.
It’s the result of a two-year joint research project between Andean farmers of South America and French distillers of France. The vodka base is a fair-trade certified quinoa harvested from high up in the Andes mountains where it grows in nutrient-rich volcanic soil, which means FAIR Quinoa Vodka isn’t some gimmicky thing like kale hand lotion or deep-fried chia seeds.
In fact, it’s won a bunch of awards including this month’s Exceptional rating from the Beverage Tastings Institute.
I haven’t tried it, but it’s described as a smooth vodka with hints of fruit and spice that taste great alone or in cocktails. And as you might have imagined, FAIR Quinoa Vodka is gluten-free, should that be of importance to you or your gift recipient. Or both? Hey, you’ve been very good this year too, right?