Peony Vodka is now available in the state via Slocum & Sons. Woman-owned and -operated, the boutique vodka brand out of New York’s Hudson Valley uses ingredients sourced directly from the antique peony flowers on Owner Leslie Farhangi’s 200-acre sugar maple farm. Working with a local master herbalist, the peonies are harvested and processed directly on the farm to create the tincture, which is then blended into the product during the distillation process. Other key ingredients include geranium, jasmine, vanilla, gardenia, green tea and white pepper. The vodka is distilled five times from American wheat and filtered twice through charcoal to remove even the minutest impurities. The spirit is then blended with distilled water that has been further purified by reverse osmosis to extract all remaining minerals, ensuring exceptional clarity and purity even when exposed to near freezing temperatures.