Sustainable Spirit Award Recipients

Tales of the Cocktail presented the first-ever Sustainable Spirit Awards in 2016. This award recognizes bars and restaurants and the people behind them for leading the sustainability charge by using a number of green practices while encouraging others to follow their lead.

Criteria for this award was left intentionally open-ended as there are countless ways that bars can show a commitment to the Earth and many costlier sustainable practices might not be an option for all bars. Ultimately, the awards committee looked for bars, restaurants and distilleries that have shown a commitment to sustainability efforts while instituting innovative ideas that could serve as a model for bars around the world. The winners used a wide range of techniques to reduce waste, conserve energy and use less water.

Bombay Sapphire
Lucas Groglio of LO HACEMOS BIEN (Argentina)
Mezcal Real Minero
Tequila Ocho
The Good Lion (Santa Barbara, CA)

Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) (Guyana, South America)
Jimmy’s American Restaurant & Bar (Aspen, CO)
Mario Batali’s Carnevino Italian Steakhouse (Las Vegas, NV)
Tin Roof Drink Community
White Lyan (London)