Our conscience, it seems, is exactly what spirit makers like Mathew are shooting for. "It's about personal health" she said, "but not so much the user as about the land." In Tru (which you'll find at Mantra and Toro), every ingredient is certified organic, with no genetic modifications or synthetic chemical pesticides.
Matt Lambo of Nantucket vodka Triple Eight, which is made from organic corn (and available at Cambridge Common and Franklin Cafe), concurs. "The use of organic ingredients means we are supporting farmers who choose to grow their crops naturally. This way we know we are not contributing to the use of pesticides and chemicals, which can harm the land and the ecosystems." All of which is great to know, because polluting ourselves is fine, but the earth . . .
At Persephone in Fort Point, which features local, sustainable food, organic alcohol is a logical progression. "We use organic products here not only for the taste, but, more importantly, because it's the right thing to do," says beverage director Chris Graeff. "With the organic label being attached to more and more consumables, it's especially great to be able to further encourage the ever-important 'green' mind-set through something as seemingly unassuming as an after-work martini."
There are a variety of organic beverages to choose from on the menu here, from Square One Vodka to Siempre Azul Tequila, both of which, like Tru Vodka, were imperceptibly different price- and taste-wise, although noticeably cleaner and smoother, than the brands we're used to, Which is great for sustaining the earth, or whatever, but also for sustaining a decent hangover-free buzz.