These touring bartenders turn bar waste into cocktails
A sustainable cocktail experiment will be taking over the Beaufort with tropical drinks, punk trivia, rock karaoke and live bands. The anti-waste pop-up called Trash Tiki is the brainchild of bartenders Iain Griffiths and Kelsey Ramage. The pair salvage what would usually end up in the bin, transforming it into delish tiki drinks. Think stocks made from discarded lime husk, watermelon rind cordials and avocado pit orgeats.
Following a seven month stint bringing Trash Tiki to 27 cities across the world, the pair will be stopping off in Melbourne and taking over the Beaufort until Fri Feb 3. Usually Trash Tiki only pops up for one night but this longer stay will see the duo pack out their schedule with extra fun, including live punk karaoke and trivia nights, visits from Shannon Martinez of Smith and Daughters and a sustainable wine night with Bar Liberty. There will also be collaborative tipples from Young Henrys and PS40.