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April 2008

Product Reviews / Main Nibbles / Cocktails

“Green Cocktails” For Earth Day

Serve Drinks Made With A Planet-Friendly Vodka
& Commit To Other Ways You Can Help

 

360 Vodka was at the forefront of the green movement, distilling its vodka with eco-friendly technologies. The distilling process captures harmful by-products before they are released into the environment, for example, and certified Green-e energy is used to produce its labels and sustain its website. The 85% recycled glass bottle so attractive, you may want to keep it when the vodka is finished, to serve chilled tap water (another way you can help save the planet).

The company practices conservation and recycling at its offices—printing double-sided paper, using CFL bulbs, eliminating plastic utensils and polystyrene cups from break rooms, and continually looking at reducing its carbon footprint. Perhaps, while you’re enjoying a few of these cocktails, you can look around the room and take notes on how you can make adjustments in your lifestyle.

Cocktail Recipes: Greentini & Planetary Punch

 

Both recipes produce fresh, green-colored cocktails—for Earth Day, for spring.

Greentini

  • 2 ounces 360 vodka
  • 1.5 ounces melon liqueur
  • Shake with ice and strain into a martini glass
  • Garnish with a lime wedge

Planetary Punch

  • 1.25 ounces 360 vodka
  • 0.75 ounce melon liqueur
  • 0.5 ounce peach purée (if you can’t get peach purée, substitute a top-quality daiquiri mix)
  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • 1 ounce pineapple juice
  • Shake with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass
  • Drop a maraschino cherry in the bottom (the “planet”)
360 Vodka
360 Vodka shown with a regular Martini.

Eco-Glossary: “Green” Terms & Definitions

Brush up on your green vocabulary and you’ll agree with Kermit: It isn’t easy being green. We all have to work at it. Glossary terms courtesy of 360 Vodka.

Ancient Forest Friendly
A philosophy of not contributing to the destruction of ancient and endangered forests in the production of paper materials, manufactured with a high percentage of post- consumer waste and no virgin fiber from old-growth, ancient or endangered forests:

Biogas
A gas fuel sourced from the decomposition of waste, converting a waste stream and potent greenhouse gases into an energy source.

Eco
Anything pertaining to the positive interaction between manmade processes and the delicate organic balance found in our environment.

Eco Footprint
The total measurable effect that human related activities have had on the organic life in Earth’s environment: Pollution has left a large eco-footprint on the atmosphere due in part to the greenhouse gases that have been released.

Eco-Friendly
Having minimal to no harmful or threatening impact on the natural environment.

Green
A philosophy of creating eco-friendly products, using sustainable technologies that will not deplete our planet of its remaining resources.

Green-e
The nation’s leading program that verifies and certifies renewable energy products that reduce the emissions contributing to global warming and air pollution.

Post-Consumer Waste
Waste produced by the end consumer, and following use is separated from other waste with the intent of recycling for re-use.

Recycled
Manufactured from used or waste materials that have been reprocessed for further use.

Renewable Energy
Energy that is generated from regenerative resources; or energy that cannot be exhausted, such as wind, water and sunlight.

Sustainable Material
Materials that are generated from resources that are managed in a way that they are, for all practical purposes, sustainable over an extended period of time (i.e., the resource is not depleted).

Volatile Organic Compounds
Organic chemical compounds that have high enough vapor pressures that, under normal conditions, allow them to significantly vaporize and enter the atmosphere, potentially inflicting damage on the environment.

 

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