Trash Tiki

Injecting some fun back into the topic of sustainability.
Stephen Heard
Published on February 28, 2018


After a brief stint across the ditch, the world's most sustainable cocktail bar, Trash Tiki, is hitting Auckland for the finale of its world tour. The pop-up will arrive at The Jefferson this Sunday.

The anti-waste punk concept is the brainchild of London bartenders Kelsey Ramage and Iain Griffiths from Dandelyan (winner of World's Best Bar in 2017). As part of the Power of Locality tour the pair have hit 40 countries creating flavour pairings inspired by local ingredients and the rubbish bins of local bars. Abolishing the straw, lemon slice and napkin of a regular drinking experience, Trash Tiki creates drinks from would-be waste ingredients, stuff from kitchens, bars, coffee shops, and commercial business that all contribute to the global food waste issue.

They're aiming to inject some fun back into the topic of sustainability, with a punk attitude and a playlist turned up to 11. For their world tour, the pair has partnered with Jim Beam and Maker's Mark to create four cocktails. Booking isn't available for the event, just rock up from 9pm.

Images: Steve Ryan, Lyndon French.


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