5 Sustainable Cocktail choices on World Environment Day

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By and large, cocktails and environmental friendliness don’t go hand in hand. From sourcing and shipping the bulk of fresh produce around the globe to the reckless waste of gourmet ingredients, there are numerous concerns thinly disguised beneath that (truly captivating) Cosmopoliton. The demand for natural resource conservation and waste reduction grows with each passing year. But, with cocktails becoming a mainstay with home aficionados and professional bartenders, how can we reduce the environmental impact? If yes, can we make them even more delicious in the process?

In the case of cocktails, this means reducing food waste by adopting eco-conscious techniques and purchasing ingredients grown locally, organically, and ethically. Or rather, embrace the garden-to-glass cocktail craft by picking ingredients from your own organic garden.

TheGlitz presents 5 easy yet unique cocktail recipes that are guaranteed to make your next house party a big hit with your eco-conscious buddies. The ingredients used will not only elevate the flavour of your cocktails but are also easily available in your pantry, so you don’t have to go ingredient hunting. These cocktails are diligently curated by Yangdup Lama and Disha Mankikar, India’s finest mixologists from Diageo, to tantalise your tastebuds.

Get ready to pick your favourite spirit and indulge in these delightful, eco-friendly cocktail recipes that exemplify the harmony between indulgence and sustainability. Let’s toast to a greener future together this World Environment Day.

Sustainable cocktail recipes are at your fingertips

Signature Cumin Sour / East India Julep - Sustainable Cocktail for World Environment Day
Signature Cumin Sour / East India Julep – Sustainable cocktail for World Environment Day
SIGNATURE CUMIN SOUREAST INDIA JULEP
Glassware:
Tall Glass
Ingredients:
60ml Signature Premier Whisky
15ml Roasted Cumin Cordial
3 drops Aromatic Bitters
15 ml Fresh Lime Juice
Vegan Foamer/Egg White- 3 drops/1 number
Method:
Shaken with ice and served straight or on the rocks
Glassware:
Hi-Ball Glass
Ingredients:
45ml Signature Premier Whisky
10ml Mint Cordial
10ml Fresh Lime Juice
90ml Soda Water
Method:
Muddled and built over ice in a tall hi-ball glass
Garnish with kaffir lime leaf

Espresso Martini / Salty Bay - Sustainable Cocktail for World Environment Day
Espresso Martini / Salty Bay – Sustainable Cocktail for World Environment Day
ESPRESSO MARTINISALTY BAY
Glassware: Martini
Ingredients:
60ml Smirnoff Vodka
45ml Espresso
20ml Sugar Syrup
Method:
Shaken with ice and served straight
Garnish: Coffee Beans
Ingredients:
45ml Signature Premier Whisky
10ml Himalayan Pink Salt & Palm Candy Syrup
30ml Bay Leaf Water
10ml Lime Juice
Method:
Shaken with ice and served straight

Oleo It Is - Sustainable Cocktail for World Environment Day
Oleo It Is – Sustainable Cocktail for World Environment Day
OLEO IT IS !
Glassware: Hi-Ball
Ingredients:
60 ml Gordons London Dry Gin
20 ml Oleo Saccharum
Tonic Water for Top-up
Method:
Built over ice in a tall Hi-ball glass
Garnish: Orange peel

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