Rhum Clément Première Canne Rum After organic sugarcane is pressed to create the base for this fruity white rum, the spent canes are used to fuel the production process ($30). 4 Copas Tequila Made in four styles (blanco, reposado, añejo and extra-añejo), this line of carefully crafted, certified-organic tequilas is bottled in handblown glass from local Jalisco artisans (from $48). Prairie Organic Vodka A clean, creamy vodka produced from organic corn grown by a Minnesota farmers’ co-op. The leftover cobs are converted to biofuel that powers distillation ($26). Juniper Green Organic Gin This smooth, peppery, dry-style London gin is organic and unfiltered ($26). Del Maguey Minero Mezcal Produced in Oaxaca, this warm, smoky mezcal is made from organic agave by independent family producers ($70).
More “Green” Spirits
Peppery Crop Organic Vodka Distilled in Minnesota from USDA-certified organic grain and corn ($20; cropvodka.com).
Square One Cucumber Made from organic rye, the company’s latest vodka has a clean, cucumbery flavor that’s great for cocktails ($33; squareonevodka.com).
VeeV Flavored with açaí, the trendy Brazilian superfruit. The producers are certified carbon neutral and donate $1 from every bottle sold to rainforest preservation and sustainable açaí farming ($35; veevspirits.com).
TRU Organic Vodka A lighter-than-average bottle and packaging helps this vodka—which comes in plain, vanilla and lemon flavors—reduce its carbon footprint. Plus, a tree is planted for every bottle purchased ($34; truvodka.com).
15 Easy Ways to Live Better
- 1: Opt for Compostable Plates
- 2: Clean Up with Green Products
- 3: Upcycle Your Stained Clothes
- 4: Drink Water from a Reusable Bottle
- 5: Bring Your Own Grocery Bags
- 6: Set a Stylish Green Table
- 7: Buy the Purest Spirits
- 8: Fill Up Your Freezer
- 9: Stock a Green Fridge
- 10: Use Less Energy for Cooking
- 11: Buy a Smart Power Strip
- 12: Trust Your Dishwasher
- 13: Make Eco-Conscious Kitchen-Design Choices
- 14: Take a Green Vacation
- 15: Wash Clothes in Warm Water