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The Community Spirit Vodka

Translucent dark grey bottle with a black top and large empty white label, with a light beige tag hanging off of it reading "The Community Spirit co."

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THE COMMUNITY SPIRIT VODKA

EMMELINE'S RATING:
5/5

About The Community Spirit Vodka

The Community Spirit Vodka is produced by The Community Spirit Co. – a company and brand spearheaded by Mexico City-based Casa Lumbre. The Community Spirit was founded in 2021, and achieved B Corp status in 2023. If you’re not familiar with B Corp, it’s a holistic certification that includes factors such as social issues, environmental issues, transparency, and more. As a brand, The Community Spirit‘s goal is to uplift people and organizations who are doing good in their communities. They are committed to giving 5% of their revenue to relevant charitable causes, and typically exceed this goal, having given as much as 23% in some years.

Their vodka is made using 100% American corn sourced from MGP (Midwest Grain Products). It is distilled 5 times in copper stills, and then transported to Aguascalientes, Mexico to be filtered with activated coconut carbon and bottled. The end result is also advertised as gluten-free and kosher.

With this particular bottle that I ordered, The Community Spirit donated $1 to PFLAG, an organization that supports, educates, and advocates for LGBTQ+ issues.

Bottle Specs

❖  ABV: 40%

❖ Distillery: Undisclosed (Lawrenceburg, Indiana)

❖ Aging: N/A

❖ Price Point: lower moderate price

My Tasting notes

The aroma of this vodka was sweet and mellow. There were slight grain notes, but the scent was not that distinct. 

Translucent dark grey bottle with a white label and the cap out of frame, next to a small snifter glass with clear liquid, and two large tags strewn behind it. The top tag reads "The Community Spirit Co."

I took my first sip, and there was some heat, but it wasn’t too harsh. The grain notes were delicate and inoffensive. Although I didn’t love the flavor notes by themselves, the softness of them seemed promising for cocktails.

Cocktail

For my cocktail, I originally wanted to make a Screwdriver, since it’s a simple, tasty classic. However, when I took to the internet to double check my ratios, I stumbled upon a variation that is actually perfect for the last week of pride month. Talk about serendipity!

As many of you probably already know, singer Anita Bryant was an outspoken anti-gay activist during the 1970s, and also a spokesperson for the Florida Citrus Commission. This resulted in an orange juice boycott from 1977 to 1980. During the boycott, gay bars took the Screwdriver off of their menus and replaced it with the Anita Bryant.

What a tasty way to cheers to human rights! I even decided to add some edible shimmer for a little extra pizazz.

Yield: 1 drink

Anita Bryant

Highball glass with with golden shimmery liquid and round ice cubes, with an amber-colored glass straw and apple wedge garnish, all sitting on a wooden table

Ingredients

  • 2oz vodka
  • 4oz apple juice

Instructions

1. Pour the ingredients into a highball glass with ice.

2. Gently stir to mix.

I was very impressed with this vodka inside of a cocktail. The subtle grain notes were somewhat interesting against the apple juice flavor. If you’re a regular reader of the blog, you know that it takes A LOT for me to call vodka flavor “interesting”. Although the apple juice was allowed to shine, the grain notes of the vodka added a nice depth.

Bottom Line

RATING: 5/5

Overall, I was very impressed with The Community Spirit Vodka. In fact, I’ve gone back and forth trying to decide if it’s my favorite or my second favorite vodka thus far (in competition with Monopolowa Vodka). Admittedly, it’s a slightly higher price point than Monopolowa, though I feel it gets extra points for the company’s B Corp status.

Either way, I wholeheartedly recommend that you pick up a bottle of The Community Spirit Vodka if you get the opportunity. It’s smooth and fairly interesting, without overpowering the mixers in a drink. I love it!

As always, drink responsibly.

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