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As more and more distilleries open around the world, many are embracing the use of sustainable methods. The week’s drink come to us from Pisco Portón, a Peruvian mosto verde pisco, committed to sustainability. It is made at the oldest working distillery in the Americas, Hacienda la Caravedo, a distillery that combines age-old Pisco making traditions with eco-friendly modern technology, including:
A roof garden that naturally converts carbon dioxide emitted by fermentation into oxygen, reducing
Plant a tree, organize a neighborhood cleanup, or just recycle. There are a many ways to celebrate Earth Day (of course, every day should be Earth Day) and cocktails are no exception. Many distilleries are employing green practices in their everyday operations. Moon Mountain is one of them. This earth-friendly cocktail is light and refreshing, perfect for protesting a world economic summit, hunting Japanese whalers, or just chillin’ a home (while composting, what else?).
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This article originally ran in May 2008 on Best of the Green Web.
The world is going green and the cocktail world is no exception.
Bartenders the world over are experimenting with locally grown, organic ingredients to showcase their craft. Distilleries are getting into the game as well, with organic product popping up in stores and bars everywhere. These socially conscious producers are also using new methods to distill, package and distribute their product in … Read more
Now that spring is in full bloom, it’s time to take advantage of all the fresh cocktail ingredients available to us!
I used fresh lemons and lemon verbena along with Tru2 Organic Gin, which is highly recommend for this cocktail (and others, for that matter). Lemon verbena has a flavor that is like a mild mint with a lemony finish, so we thought it would be perfect for muddling and mixing. And I was right.… Read more
Drink up, the earth needs you to! Now when you drink, you can say you’re doing it to help the environment.
Finlandia has some specially marked bottles that can be redeemed for a donation to plant one tree in your honor, through non-profit Trees for the Future. So drinking one bottle of vodka means adding one more tree to the planet.
In stores, look for bottles of Finlandia original, lime, mango, wild berries, grapefruit, and … Read more
Inhabitat has an interesting post about Maker’s Mark.
With all the attention smaller, boutique spirits makers have garnered for “green” offerings, a nationally distributed “corporate” brand surprises us all by using locally sourced grain and engaging in many other sustainability initiatives.
I was also surprised to learn that the Maker’s Mark Distillery functions on less than 200 of its 620 acres of land. The remaining land is operated as a nature preserve, where Maker’s Mark
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