U.S. Grown, Produced Spirits For Holiday Season

Holiday Drinks 3By Terrah Baker

Following the fleeing of factory and production jobs overseas in past years, many people are looking for a way to support American infrastructure, especially during the holiday season. If this sounds like you, and you’re looking to entertain guests, or yourself, this holiday season, we may have just the product suggestion.

Salute Vodka hit shelves in early 2012 and is already available at stores throughout Northwest Arkansas. It’s edge is that it offers Vodka made with U.S.-grown crops, housed in U.S.-blown glass bottles and $1 of every purchase goes to a U.S. veterans’ program. And the quality ain’t bad either, being distilled four times for a “smooth, clean” taste. In Northwest Arkansas, Salute chose to sponsor a small farm in West Fork, Across the Creek Farm, as the recipient of $10,000 to go towards a salary for their Farmer Veteran internship.

Currently, Salute can be found at the following stores in and around Fayetteville: Premier Wine and Spirits on MLK, Town and County Liquors on MLK, Dicksen Street Liquor on MLK, the Spirit Shop on Garland, Liquor Mart and Wine Shop on College, Crossover Liquor on Crossover, The Bottle and Wine Spirits on Augustine Lane, and Cheers Liquor and Wine Shoppe in Springdale. And once you’ve purchased your Vodka, enjoy these holiday recipes!

Salute American Vodka Holiday Recipes

Salute’s Cranberry Cocktail Punch (**photo-holiday drinks 2)

2 cans frozen Cranberry Concentrate

4 tablespoons Orange Liqueur

1 bottle Salute American (3-4 Cups Vodka)

3 cups chilled Club Soda

Orange slices and cranberries for garnish

In a 2-Quart Pitcher, combine the Concentrate, Liqueur and Salute. Let the mixture chill in the fridge for at least an hour. Just before serving, add the Club Soda to the punch. Pour over cranberries, oranges & ice.

Holiday drinks 2Salute’s Rosemary Lemontini (** photo- holiday drinks)

1 cup water

1 cup sugar

Fresh Rosemary sprigs

1/2 cup Salute American Vodka

1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice

1/4 cup lemoncello

To make simple syrup, boil water and sugar until sugar dissolves. Add two sprigs of rosemary to the simple syrup and let steep 30-40 minutes. Later, in a shaker with ice, combine Salute, rosemary syrup, freshly squeezed lemon juice and lemoncello. Shake and serve in a sugar rimmed martini glass with fresh rosemary.

Holiday DrinksThe Sweet Home Salute (**photo – Holiday drinks 3)

1.5oz Salute American Vodka

1 oz Stirring’s Blood Orange Bitters

2-3 Fresh Mint Leaves

Add all ingredients in a shaker and fill with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with an orange twist.

Salute’s White Russian

1oz Salute American Vodka

1oz Coffee Liqueur

Pour the two over ice and top with cream. For another variation, warm the coffee liqueur and whip the cream and serve in a coffee cup.


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