Seasons 52 Birmingham organic cocktails Chill with Seasons 52 organic, summer spirits.

By Jan Walsh

Photography by Beau Gustafson

Seasons 52’s summer cocktails boast organic vodka and summer fruit and vegetables.  

Seasons 52 Fresh Grill—located at The Summit—is known for its wine bar and an award winning wine list. But don’t overlook their seasonal cocktails. Today we take a mid afternoon break away from the summer sun in their cool, dimly lit bar and look over the cocktails and seasonal cocktails menus. And we select the Cucumber Basil Smash and Strawberry Basil Infusion. Both include Prairie Organic Vodkas.

No GMO (genetically modified organisms) corn is used in making Prairie’s single vintage vodkas. Rather than herbicides, old-fashioned prairie fires naturally control unwanted weeds. And rather than pesticides, Prairie Vodka counts on native birds and bats to consume their insect populations—making their fields complete ecosystems. Additionally it takes three years to prepare each field before planting a single vintage organic corn seed. This allows the soil to cleanse itself from any contaminants and to regenerate its nutrient base. And once the fields are ready, they plant 25-feet of buffer crops, preventing chemicals from neighboring farms to contaminate their crops. Prairie Vodka’s organic corn is also distilled to taste—rather than a predetermined number of times.

And the quality of the vodka and other ingredients shine in every sip of our cocktails. The Cucumber Basil Smash arrives over the rocks. Slices of cucumber and basil leaves float throughout this delicious, big bodied, thirst quenching drink of Prairie Organic Cucumber Vodka, white cranberry juice, Agave, and fresh lime. And the Strawberry Basil Infusion is shaken table side and pour into a chilled martini glass. It is also big in body and a slow, smooth sipper of Strawberry-Infused Prairie Organic Vodka, Agave Nectar, topped with fresh basil. Cheers to organic vodka! 

Published, B-Metro magazine, August, 2014