Review: Prairie Organic Vodka

Review: Prairie Organic Vodka

Like you, when I think “vodka,” I immediately think “Minnesota.” Wait, what? Shocking, but it’s true: One of the best vodkas going right now is from the Land of 10,000 Lakes, right here in the U. S. of A.

Strange, sure, but like Tito and Boomerang have proven, good vodka need not come from frozen, northern Europe. Distilled from organic, yellow corn (grown from a co-op of 900 Minnesota farmers, we’re told), this 80-proofer is one of the cleanest vodkas I’ve tasted. There’s a light, yet pleasant medicinal character to the aroma and the first sip, and then… nothing. The finish is bare of any aftertaste, and though I strained to taste the “melon and pear” hints that Prairie claims, I could detect nothing. Prairie wisps away like it was water, leaving you with a fresh and clean palate, ready for another sip. I’ve never finished off a shot of vodka so quickly… by sipping it, I mean. Works great in mixed drinks, too.

With a suggested retail price of $25 (it’s still hard to find), Prairie is practically a bargain in a world of ultra-pricey spirits. Snap it up immediately if you can find it.

And to think, they want to run cars on this stuff. The nerve!

80 proof.


Prairie Organic Vodka





  1. Patrick on August 1, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    Prairie “Red Hawk” from the website is a phenomenal martini. The full body and creamy finish of a Prairie martini is world class as well (w/ 4 olives of course!).

  2. Christopher Null on October 16, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Well how much did you guys drink? ;)

  3. Laurence on October 16, 2008 at 11:17 am

    I bought this bottle on your recommendation and brought it to a small party last night. Everyone woke up with a headache this morning.

    Personally i thought this Vodka had an unusual taste as you described. But for all the guests to develop a headache compels me to keep experimenting with other vodkas.

  4. dave and barb on November 18, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    We had a bottle given to us. This venom is really hard on the head. I’ve had much better shine.

  5. Rohan Steve & Co. on November 7, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    just opened the bottle- be back in the AM to tell you how it goes…………

  6. Vivian McDaniels on February 13, 2016 at 4:56 am

    I was looking for some more reviews on the Prairie Organic Vodka but the last guy left in 2009 saying he would be back in the morning after trying it and its now 2016, so I am not so sure if I should get it or not????Confused lol

  7. Anonymous on October 10, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    This vodka is great. Worth every penny.

  8. Stonecreek on February 26, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    First tried it a few years ago in a screwdriver. It imparted a peppery note to the orange juice. If mixed with anything fizzy, then yes, headaches can occur. But steer clear of that, and this is a really clean, crisp vodka that works well on its own and with others.

  9. Odilia S Giles on June 25, 2023 at 8:16 am

    Unfortunately I can’t drink it anymore, I always get horrible headaches from it .

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