A rubbishly brilliant idea.
This first-of-a-kind bar is rolling into the capital for London Cocktail Week, and we are here for it. Courtesy of zero-waste spirits brand Discarded Spirits Co., you’ll be treated to a unique event where, in their words, “waste, taste and purpose beautifully collide”.
Presenting “The World’s Most Rubbish Bar”, an all-new immersive pop-up aiming to reshape how waste is perceived while offering a bougie cocktail experience.
Did you know that unwanted coffee grounds, leftover citrus husks and flat sparkling wine from local bars and coffee shops could be given a new lease of life, creating incredible-tasting sprits? Well, now you do — and you’ll have the chance to taste what the Circular Cocktail Economy comes up with from October 15-17.
Teaming up with leading bartenders from iconic bars (Including The Nomad, Lyaness, Silo, Artesian, Eve Bar and The Gate), you will see how so-called waste can be transformed into the most delightful – and sustainable – cocktails out there.
Discarded Spirits Co. provide three divine spirits for you to try: Discarded Grape Skin Vodka, Discarded Banana Peel Rum, and Discarded Sweet Cascara Vermouth. As you can probably guess from their titles, they’ve all been created with ingredients that would have been chucked in the bin.
Plus, you’ll be taken on a journey through coffee fields in Latin America, Chardonnay vineyards and Caribbean jungles to discover how waste is made into these luxurious spirits. A boozy day of innovation, if there ever was one.
If you don’t want to waste another second in ignorance of this process, then head down to The Ditch, Old Street, EC1V 9LT from October 15-17 between 6pm-8pm or 9pm-11pm. Tickets cost £20 and you can book them here. You can also purchase Discarded Spirits Co. drinks straight from Waitrose or Clinkspirit.com.