Ecoffee Cup guide to enjoying single-use plastic free summer evenings
From lounging by the river in a pop-up bar to grabbing a bottle of bubbly and heading to the park, the warmer summer months inspire us all to while away the hours enjoying a few drinks with friends. But with more of us actively reducing the amount of single-use waste we produce, what was once a simple, fun activity has now become single-use plastic minefield.
David McLagan, CEO and founder of Ecoffee Cup says: “It’s always promising to see how many people are actively working to reduce their single-use plastic waste. However, when it comes to enjoying a drink or two at the many pop-up bars, parties and festivals that make up the summer season, more often than not we’re presented with single-use plastic cups. This simply makes no sense, especially when you consider that over the last 30 years, we estimate over 3 trillion of these have ended up in landfill. However, reducing single-use plastic waste on the go really is simpler than many realise. A re-usable cup is not just for hot drinks, it’s also the ideal accessory for your Friday night drinks.”
Whether you’re going out or staying in, Ecoffee Cup provides inspiration to help spice up your drinks and ensure that your summer is single-use plastic cup free.
At the core of cocktails, the Espresso Martini makes its way onto all drink menus. The arrangement of aromatic, acidic coffee blended with coffee liqueur and the added kick of vodka makes it easy to see why the drink is one of the nation’s favourites. The only item you need is a shaker to stir all the ingredients and then pour onto ice for a delicious, simple pick-me-up cocktail option.
This classic cocktail is best enjoyed in a smaller cup – opt for an 8oz reusable like Molto Grigio
Rosemary and Blueberry Smash Mocktail
Alcohol-free does not equate to less exciting. The Rosemary Blueberry Smash is a superb mix of sugary and acidic. This drink is a must for scorching afternoons or weekday evenings and is also sharable with kids! An initial zing of zesty lemon, shortly followed by smooth, silky honey syrup, this mocktail has everything to excite your taste buds.
A 12oz reusable cup, such as our Setsuko Ecoffee Cup, is ideal for this fruity concoction.
Pimms – With a Twist
The quintessential British summer staple, Pimm’s No. 1 guarantees a refreshing, flavoursome and fruity fix through the fizz of lemonade and addition of strawberries, orange and mint. The cocktail can be transformed with a scoop of lemon sorbet to provide a tangy twist to the familiar classic blend.
Everyone’s favourite summer drink is best from a 14oz cup such as Mrs Mills.
Pink gin is one of the hottest drink trends for 2019, and with good reason. It’s an excellent component to modern cocktails, not only because of its vibrant colour, but thanks also to its exquisite taste. The Pink Refresher is made up of pomegranate juice, honey syrup and fresh lime, followed by pink gin, all mixed in a shaker.
A G&T is best enjoyed long, so use a 14oz cup, such as Porthcurno, and add lots of ice.
Water infusions provide the perfect balance for health and flavour. This summer, thirsty Brits are sprucing up their H2O with combinations from watermelon and basil to strawberry and mint. An increasingly popular choice to quench the thirst due to the easy preparation and refreshing flavours, simply leave the blends in the fridge overnight to enjoy the subtle sweet hint of juicy fruit and crisp herbs to combat the sweltering summer.
A 16oz cup like Toroni is the perfect way to ensure you stay hydrated this summer.
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