Earth-Friendly Cocktails

Photography By Sean Kelly Conway | Last Updated March 26, 2018
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earth friendly cocktails

Can a night on the town be good for the environment? We asked several members of the local U.S. Bartenders Guild for ways to reduce food waste and cut down on trash while enjoying fashionable craft cocktails. Try these recipes at home, complete with tips on total utilization of common ingredients and creative serving suggestions.


Closed-Loop Gimlet

Oleo-saccharum is literally oily sugar. The sugar extracts the oil found in citrus peel and the resulting liquid makes a flavorful addition to cocktails.

Mai Tai

Mai Tai with Avocado pit orgeat
Adapted from the original Trader Vic’s recipe, this version uses avocado pit orgeat, instead of the more common almond version.

Corazon de Melon

Watermelon cocktail in a can
Cut down on trash by recycling aluminum cans into beverage containers.

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