42BELOW’s Sustainable Cocktail Showcase winners have been announced! Australian bartender’s Tioni Naslund (Flaggerdoot) and Honni Cox (Hades Hula House) will be travelling with Kiwi winners, Juleon Green (Bedford Soda and Liquor) and Alex Vowles (Hawthorn Lounge) to Bali on an eco-trip as their prize.
The winners will meet with Gringgo Trash-tech and be taken on a ‘Tour-de-trash’, where they’ll learn about saving the ocean from plastic pollutants, recycling and sorting plants. They will also train local Bali bartenders how to run a sustainable cocktail programme.
The showcase was judged by a panel of professional vodka lovers on the applicants level of sustainability and creativity in their original cocktails. While over 4,000 votes from the public counted towards the popularity.
Kane Stanford, Head Judge and Global Brand Manager of 42BELOW, said “There were some amazing drinks for us to sift through. No straws is easy, but just the beginning, so it was great to see such innovation from our industry leaders.”
Honni’s cocktail, ‘One-in-a-Melon’ came fourth in the voting and was also one of the judges favourites. Her cocktail was a zero waste (right down to the glassware) take on the popular bubble tea. Whereas Tioni’s cocktail was applauded on his hyper-local foraging strategy, where he used leftover waste from his restaurant and bar.
by Honni Cox
60ml 42BELOW Vodka
120ml Hand Pressed Watermelon Juice
1tbs Jalepeno & Strawberry Agar Agar Jelly Cubes
1 Sprig of Fresh Mint
Sustainability: All products were used in their entirety, either in the drink, in production of the cup or garnish. All seeds were harvested for future planting.
by Tioni Naslund
60ml Ruby Grapefruit Peel Infused 42BELOW Vodka
30ml Lemon Juice
10ml Mandarine Marmalade
10 Mint Leaves
Top up with ginger beer
Sustainability: We used leftover mandarins and grapefruit peels in our cocktail. We also reused mini pegs and skipped the plastic straws.