Cool Down With Fair Trade Certified Summer Cocktails

Try these deliciously refreshing cocktail recipes from the Fair Trade Spirits Company

06/08/2011 - 3:35 PM

Swimsuit- check. Flip flops- check. Sunscreen- check. Now all you need for the ultimate summer cool down is a Fair Trade Certified cocktail and a tiny umbrella. Its the perfect season to make every purchase matter.

To get you started, here are three recipes created just for you by Danny Ronen of The Fair Trade Spirits Company, each made with the highest quality Fair Trade Certified ingredients. Who knew that improving lives and protecting the planet could be so delicious?

FAIR. Summer Spice

1.5oz FAIR.Quinoa infused with Numi Organic Rooibos Chai Tea

1.5oz Organic Unfiltered Apple Juice

0.5oz Organic Agave Nectar

0.25oz fresh lime juice

*optional: 0.5oz organic free-range egg white

Shake vigorously

Strain into a chilled cocktail glass

Garnish with a thin slice of apple

Wish for one more month of sunshine

FAIR. Trade Espresso Martini 

1.5 oz FAIR. Quinoa

0.75oz FAIR. Cafe

0.5oz espresso

Fair Trade simple syrup (1 part Fair Trade Certified sugar : 1 part water) to taste

Shake it like crazy!

Garnish with organic lemon peel


Fair Trade Old Fashioned

2 oz FAIR. Quinoa

½ oz honey syrup (made by heating equal parts Fair Trade Certified honey and water)

2 dashes orange bitters

2 dashes Angostura bitters


By purchasing Fair Trade Certified ingredients for your summer parties, BBQs and picnics, you are supporting a system of trade that empowers farmers and workers around the world to build a better future. Your dollar has the power to send kids to school, help a farm convert to organic methods, or help a community build a health care clinic.

06/08/2011 - 3:35 PM
06/08/2011 - 3:35 PM