Drink delicious cocktails this Pollinator Week and help support the birds, bees and butterflies
If you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate and support Pollinator Week this year (June 20 to 26), Wayward Distillery and The Bar Cart have made it easy and tasty. The Island-based craft distillers and online cocktail service have teamed up with Pollinator Partnership Canada to create a special kit that gives back to bees, butterflies and other pollinators.
The cocktail kit—named “Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee”—features two cocktails that complement one another. Float like a Butterfly (pictured below left) features Wayward Distillery’s Raspberry Gin, agave syrup, lemon juice, vegan foamer and is garnished with a blue butterfly pea flower rim. Sting like a Bee (pictured below right) is brighter and sharper, again featuring Wayward’s Raspberry Gin, as well as lime, grapefruit bitters, and honey and orange blossom syrup.The drinks were inspired by the fact that pollinators aren’t just limited to bees, but also include butterflies, birds and even bats. “Of the 1,400 crop plants grown around the world (i.e., those that produce all of our food and plant-based industrial products), almost 80 percent require pollination by animals.”
“There’s a big focus on bees, but not enough talk about the other pollinators that make our food supply possible,” says Wayward Distillery’s original distiller and CEO, Dave Brimacombe. “We were the first distillery in Canada to use 100 percent sustainable B.C. honey to produce our spirits, and we’re super stoked that we’ve been able to maintain our relationship with honey, even as we add additional ferementables, such as grain, to our portfolio. We’re 100 percent committed to saving pollinators, and that’s what makes this kit super exciting.”
This limited-edition offering is now available through The Bar Cart's website. It makes eight cocktails (four of each) and is priced at $85, with $13 from each kit will be donated directly to Pollinator Partnership Canada.
So raise a glass this Pollinator Week to these amazing creatures without whom the planet’s ecosystem would not survive!