How to enjoy pea vodka
Pod Pea Vodka has a touch of citrus, light savoury tones and a silky finish. It’s the natural star of lively conversation – and, in some cases, debate.
Those who like vodka will enjoy a fresh take on this popular spirit, while those who favour gin, and have been experimenting with so many different varieties over the last few years, will embrace it for its sense of adventure.
It’ll entice and excite the more serious home cocktail creators, too, as it has been developed by a team with bar expertise.
‘We’re not ones to shy away from experimentation, but we’re a fan of letting the spirit sing’, Becky explains. ‘Start with the Easy Pea-sy by filling a Collins glass with ice, 50ml Pod Pea Vodka, soda water and a sugar snap pea garnish. Simple, but striking and delicious.’
A climate-positive spirit
People, planet and purpose sit at the heart of Pod Pea Vodka, and this thinking helped shape how the base ingredient was selected.
The delicious pea was chosen for its flavour characteristics, but also because it’s a sustainable, plentiful crop that grows right here in the UK.
‘Because we only use British peas, and Pod Pea Vodka is fermented, distilled and bottled in Manchester, our use of transport is minimal, as is our carbon footprint’, Becky reveals.
Even Pod Pea Vodka’s bottles reflect a motivation to make a positive difference in the sector; the bottles are made from transition glass, saving energy and emissions by skipping the stage in the processing that turns glass into flint (clear glass). ‘That’s why each bottle varies slightly and has little imperfections’, Becky explains – ‘just like peas!’
The labels are printed on wood-free, FSC-certified paper, with no plastics or foils, and the team is currently exploring ways to make the cork 100% compostable.
‘We’re proud to start the brand’s life in such a positive position on the sustainability front’, Becky tells us. ‘While we recognise the carbon intensive elements of creating a vodka, we’re always looking for new ways to reduce our carbon – like perhaps creating human-grade protein powder from the pea protein that’s left behind after distillation!’
Since 2020 the team at Ten Locks has been working hard to source incredible sustainable spirits from all over the world and bring them to the UK.
‘We now have 16 brands in our portfolio, but Pod Pea Vodka has been a labour of love the whole time’, Becky says. ‘It’s our very first own spirit launch so it’s super special. Will we make another pea spirit? It’s too soon to say – watch this space!’