WASTE CONSCIOUS COCKTAILS
To celebrate Earth day, Pure Scot has partnered with leading mixologists around the world to get their take on cocktails in an environmentally conscious way.
Here are some of the key cocktails you can try at home:
PURE SCOT HIGHBALL, BY MILLIE TANG
- 40 ml Pure Scot Signature
- Honey & ginger homemade soda**
- Candied Ginger
**Easy honey & ginger homemade soda: Raw/organic local honey (to taste), Fresh ginger (2-5 dollar sized slices to taste), Filtered water (600 ml to fill SodaStream), build in a SodaStream
Fill a highball glass with ice and pour in 40ml of Pure Scot Signature. In a SodaStream bottle, fill with filtered water, fresh ginger and honey to taste. Carbonate and pour over whisky. Garnish with candied ginger.
IN BETWEEN DREAMS BY KARL STEUCK AKA SPIRIT & SPOON
- 2 oz Pure Scot Signature
- 2 oz Fresh Pineapple
- 1/2 oz Fresno Syrup
- 1/2 oz Lime
- Dehydrated Lime Wheel
To make the syrup: Add 2 parts honey to 1 part water into a sauce pan. Then add pierced (so they can properly sweat out) Fresno chilis, bring to high heat and stir. Then cover and simmer on low heat for about 30 minutes. Let cool down, strain into a jar or bottle.
EARL OF SCOT BY SEBASTIAN HAMILTON-MUDGE
- 2 parts (oz) Pure Scot Signature
- 2 parts (oz) Black Tea (Earl Grey, or as preferred)
- 1 part (oz) Orange Marmalade
- 1 part (oz) Lemon Juice
Build (dissolve marmalade into liquid ingredients before adding ice) / Cubed Ice / Small Highball or Marmalade Jar / 3 Orange Wheels
The topic of sustainability can be somewhat overwhelming, but we can have a real and positive impact at home by simply respecting the everyday products we use. If we all bring a little creativity to potential food waste, we can not only reduce it, but make something delicious from it!
Imagine a table after a weekend breakfast. At first glance it looks like it’s all ready for the bin. However, where others see waste, lies great opportunity!
Tea – It has more than just one brew in it! So salvage that tea bag, put it in some cold water, pop it in the fridge and let it slowly brew. This will give you an excellent ingredient to lengthen a cocktail with. Any black tea will work in this recipe, and each will bring its own unique character to the drink. The citrus notes of Earl Grey tea work particularly nicely here.
Marmalade – Before refrigeration, fresh seasonal ingredients needed to be preserved, and one way of doing that was with sugar. Marmalade is a delicious way to preserve the whole orange, it can also add sweetness to a cocktail. So make sure to scrape out every last bit from the jar – you can even use the jar itself to serve the drink in!
Upgrade your classic highball with some homemade honey and ginger soda. Use all ingredients by candying the extra ginger for a delicious garnish.
Enjoy, and Happy Earth day 2022!