International Twist on Local Spirits 3

With Eden Prairie’s Flying Dutchman Spirits

Spirit: Nas-Drov-Via Vodka

Alcohol Percent: 40%

Proof: 80

Origin: Vodka is claimed to originate by both the Russians and the Polish. But much of the origin of vodka can be traced to several other cultures.

Spirit Profile: Flying Dutchman’s Nas-Drov-Via Vodka uses local potatoes from Peru as well as corn from right here in Minnesota to create a smooth and inspired international spirit.

Drinks to try from the Flying Dutchman Cocktail Room:

  • Vodka Martini Shaken and not Stirred – A clean and delicious Martini using Nas-Drov-Via Vodka.
  • Mule in a copper mug (Moscow) – Classic take on the refreshing cocktail marrying Nas-Drov-Via Vodka and ginger beer inspired from Queensland Austrlia.

Where to get it: Flying Dutchman Spirits – 6801 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie Liquor, The Vintage, France 44 Wine and Spirits

Spirit: Sailor’s Rantsoen Rum

Alcohol Percent: 40%

Proof: 80

Origin: Rum originates from a sugar refining process, fermented into alcohol which is then concentrated to remove impurities. Tradition suggests that rum first originated on the island of Barbados. But Flying Dutchman Spirit’s Sailor’s Rantsoen Rum is a nod to the age-old practice of providing a rum ration as partial payment each day at sea.

Spirit Profile: Feel the kick of unique flavor distilled from sugarcane.

Drinks to try from the Flying Dutchman Cocktail Room:

  • Cuba Libre – Flying Dutchman’s inspiration on the ubiquitous rum and coke, coming from the drink invented in Havana at the start of the 1900’s. The Cuba Libre is crafted from Mexican real sugar coca cola, Sailor’s Rantsoen, and a splash of lime juice.
  • Mojito – A Refreshing blend of Sailor’s Rantsoen Rum and muddled mint, slightly sweet and effervescent.

Where to get it: Flying Dutchman Spirits – 6801 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie Liquor, The Vintage

Spirit: Mediterráneo Gin

Alcohol Percent: 44%

Proof: 80

Origin: Most believe that Gin originates from the Dutch, in the form of Jenever. But it was the English that embraced Gin ultimately mastered the crisp juniper known as London Dry Style.

Spirit Profile: Flying Dutchman’s Mediterráneo Gin is a take on the London Dry foundation and enhanced with notes from the Mediterranean region including rosemary, basil, thyme, and olives.

Drinks to try from the Flying Dutchman Cocktail Room:

  • LHR Gin and Tonic – Fever Tree tonic and Mediterráneo Gin served up the London-way.
  • Classic Gimlet – Mediterráneo Gin, fresh lime juice and just the right amount of sweet.

Where to get it: Flying Dutchman Spirits – 6801 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie Liquor, The Vintage, France 44 Wine and Spirits

Spirit: Frontera Norte 100% Blue Agave

Alcohol Percent: 40%

Proof: 80

Origin: A majority of blue agave is grown the Mexican state of Jalisco, which is used to produce Tequila and Mezcal. By law, Tequila can only be distilled in Jalisco, an impossible task for a Minnesotan distillery. Hence Frontera Norte 1000% Blue Agave was born.

Spirit Profile: Frontera Norte 100% Blue Agave is Flying Dutchman’s high-quality version of the traditional agave-based Mexican spirit.

Drinks to try from the Flying Dutchman Cocktail Room:

  • Tijuana Margarita – Housemade orange liquor, fresh squeezed limes and Frontera Norte 100% Blue Agave spirit.
  • Paloma – Fresh squeezed grapefruit and lime juice with premium Q grapefruit soda, and Frontera Norte 100% Blue Agave spirit.

Where to get it: Flying Dutchman Spirits – 6801 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie Liquor, The Vintage, France 44 Wine and Spirits