Things to do this weekend: Sip on a sustainable cocktail.
CONSCIOUS COCKTAILS: Zero Waste Doesn’t Need To Mean Zero Taste
In a year that has seen the British public spend more time outdoors than ever before, appreciation for our planet is at an all-time high. This Zero Waste Week (7-11 September), family-owned spirits company Bacardi is encouraging the nation to explore how our enjoyment of cocktails can be done consciously.
Whether you are looking to raise a glass at the bar or at home, discover how zero waste doesn’t have to mean zero taste with this selection of sustainable sippers available exclusively from 7th – 11th September across the UK.
Sustainable cocktail mixing at the bar
The Super Sustainable @ The Stratford Hotel, London
Tucked away within the Stratford Hotel, the Mezzanine Bar is a world class, sustainable venue which strives to use leftover ingredients from the other restaurants on-site to create its delicious cocktails. On the menu this Zero Waste Week is the Super Sustainable which repurposes ingredients left over from other cocktails. A refreshing take on a spritz, this sustainable serve combines GREY GOOSE® La Poire, MARTINI® Ambrato (infused with lemongrass by the Stratford Hotel),ST. GERMAIN® elderflower liqueur and tonic water.
GnT @ Scout, London
Since it first opened in Shoreditch in 2017, Scout has become famous for its zero waste ethos and focus on local British produce, as well as its adventurous, creative approach to cocktail making.
Matt Whiley has recently been joined by cocktail maestro, Rich Woods who was the brains behind the GnT. This serve is featured on Scout’s ‘Towns and Cities’ menu, meaning all ingredients are sourced locally in London. They use and reuse what is in arm’s length and salvage ingredients that may have otherwise been thrown away. This fresh take on a G&T combines BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® gin, cut grass, tomato vine, clarified tomato and tonic water and is one of many reasons to visit this East London bar making waves in the zero waste world.
Sustainable cocktail mixing at home
The Break Smash
This simple three-ingredient cocktail combines BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® gin, homemade green tea cordial and soda water.
BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® may be famous for its blue bottle, but it is incredibly green. Crafted at the Bombay Sapphire distillery in Hampshire, sustainability is built in at every step of the process – from from water capture systems to reduce water usage, to the way the botanicals which help give BOMBAY SAPPHIRE its distinctive flavour, are sourced.. What’s more, the distillery uses low carbon energy resulting in an overall 38% carbon saving.
- 40 ml BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® gin
- 25 ml Green tea cordial
- 75 ml Soda water
Method: Shake, fine strain, top and garnish with edible flowers and a sprig of mint
The Royal Toast
An exciting sustainable recipe for the at-home cocktail enthusiast, this drink works best with a homemade syrup/cordial which is both simple to make and delicious. Using the whole pineapple means this serve really is zero waste, with the resulting by-products used to maximise taste.
- Firstly, 25 ml BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® gin
- Secondly, 25 ml Pineapple Cordial
- Finally, 25 ml MARTINI® FIERO vermouth
- Combine all ingredients.
- Shake and strain into glass.
- Garnish with a corner of toast with jam
Find out more about Bacardi’s sustainability commitments.
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