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Sustainability Booze News: September 23, 2020 Edition

Here's a round-up of sustainability news catered to the cocktail audience. Not a single part of a fruit goes to waste in Bar Trigona's new cocktail menu “Sustainability has always been part of Bar Trigona. From the beginning, we’ve tried to be as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible, from only using ingredients produced locally, to reducing packaging and waste at the bar, ” says head bartender Ashish Sharma. The new menu, titled The Life Cycle Of Fruit, focuses on how you can reduce, reuse and think differently about fruit. The drinks revolve around four fruits – mango, jackfruit, mandarin... Read more →


Rooftop Gardening, Beekeeping, Composting for the Bar at Charlie Parker's in Sydney

Charlie Parker's is a cocktail bar downstairs from restaurant Fred's in Sydney, Australia. Above both of them is a rooftop garden where they have a 20,000-resident beehive, lots of edible produce, and composting. Our compost bins take care of 90% of all bar waste and our top to tail plastic free approach has seen major success from exclusively using grain straws (or no straws), to all drink prep being stored in food safe mason jars that double as epic sous vide vessels. Our garnishes are made out of the by products from our preps and, our citrus soda is the... Read more →


Bar and Booze Sustainability News, July 2020

A few recent stories relevant to sustainability for bars and bartenders. Bar Trigona’s New Cocktail Menu Featuring Tropical Fruits Is Its Strongest Yet "After such a long hiatus, our menu marks a time for renewal. We’ve not kept a single drink from our previous menu," announces head bartender Ashish Sharma. "What I did was to pen down 11 different fruits that you get year-round in Malaysia. Bartenders Emirul, Joe, Marcus and Shawn then invented three cocktails using one fruit each. The point is to showcase the varying stages of a fruit's life cycle. One might encounter fresh juices or purées... Read more →


Use Wooden Liquor Bottle Boxes for Smoked Cocktails

Stefan Huebner of Dot Dot Dot in Charlotte, NC uses liquor bottle boxes to create a diorama for smoked cocktails. He writes: We repurposed Booker's Bourbon boxes for our smoking boxes. We put a metal ramekin inside with pecan wood and smoke it, put the glass in, and close the lid. An Instagram image of the drink is below. If you can't see it, follow this link. Read more →