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Up your cocktail game, sustainably

Reduce waste and impress your friends

Food waste is a major contributor to landfill and carbon emissions. At Crystalbrook Kingsley, we're continually getting creative with leftovers to prevent food waste, and we want to show you how you can be part of this movement too. 

On this episode of Waste to Wonderful, Head Bartender and Mixologist, Arthur Wynne, teaches us abut the life of a lime and how we can be more sustainable with our citrus. Here we create lime cordial out of left over lime husks (limes that have already been juiced) and then we turn it into a simple, yet delicious, Gimlet cocktail.

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Lime cordial recipe

  • Boil 200ml water then add in 200ml sugar and disolve. 
  • Add in four lime husks and reduce to a simmer. 
  • Let simmer for five minutes (or until the husks start to change colour)
  • Remove from heat and let cool slightly. 
  • Strain liquid and stir through 1 teaspoon citric acid

Gimlet recipe

  • Pour 30ml of your lime cordial and 60ml of quality Australian gin into a cocktail shaker
  • Add ice and shake well for 30 seconds
  • Double strain into a coupe glass and top with lime wheel

At Romberg's, we not only make cordials, but also put the spent husks in a dehydrator to make beautiful citrus wheels to dress your cocktail with.