In the heart of Thailand, an inspiring cocktail creation has taken the crown at the Flor de Caña Sustainable Cocktail Challenge, showcasing the perfect blend of innovation, sustainability, and exquisite flavors.
Ms. Julie Nguyen (Nguyen Thanh Thuy), the newly crowned Thailand Local Champion, astounded the judges and attendees with her remarkable creation, "FROM SIP TO SEED", a cocktail designed to elevate the potential of every part of a common household staple – corn.
🌽 "FROM SIP TO SEED" – A Toast to Sustainability
Ms. Julie's cocktail is a tribute to the beautiful Corn Islands in Nicaragua and the versatility of corn. Beyond the familiar corn kernels, she harnessed the often-overlooked parts of the corn, such as husks, silk, and cobs, ingeniously crafting them into a cocktail that not only tastes delightful but embodies the spirit of sustainability.
By using all parts of the corn and Flor de Caña 12, Ms. Julie turned what might have been waste into an exceptional drink. Paired with local ingredients like palmyra sugar and coconut milk, her cocktail not only reduces waste but also supports local businesses and minimizes environmental impact.
You can meet Ms.Julie and taste her delicious Sip to Seed, among with many other delicious cocktails and creations, at the Opium Bar in Bangkok.
The Flor de Caña Sustainable Cocktail Challenge
The Flor de Caña Sustainable Cocktail Challenge is a global competition that seeks to redefine mixology through a sustainability lens. Bartenders from around the world participate in local, regional, and global editions, competing to create the most sustainable and delectable cocktails.
As part of this endeavor, "Flor de Caña" showcases its commitment to sustainability, producing 100% renewable energy rum and planting 50,000 trees annually to protect natural resources.
The Flor de Caña 12 Years, known for its remarkable aging process, boasts a legacy that embodies the perfect balance between tradition and innovation. This meticulously aged rum captures the essence of Nicaragua, where it has matured in oak barrels, imparting deep and complex flavors that tantalize the palate.
The commitment to sustainability and quality has made "Flor de Caña" a prominent name in the spirits industry. Recognized as the "Best Rum Producer of the Year" by the IWSC in 2017, it stands as a testament to the brand's unwavering dedication to crafting exceptional spirits.
Let's raise our glasses to Ms. Julie Nguyen, her incredible "FROM SIP TO SEED" cocktail, and all the talented competitors worldwide who are innovating the world of mixology while championing sustainability! Cheers to their commitment to a more sustainable and flavorful future!
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