Kelsey Ramage and Iain Griffiths

Tribute to the Inventors of Trash Tiki

Innovation and creativity often arise from unexpected places, and the world of mixology is no exception. It is with great admiration and appreciation that we acknowledge the inventors of the Trash Tiki concept, bartenders Kelsey Ramage and Iain Griffiths. Their visionary approach to cocktails has not only revolutionized the way we think about sustainable drinking, but it has also sparked a global movement that champions resourcefulness, waste reduction, and environmental consciousness within the bar industry.

Trash Tiki: Redefining Mixology

Trash Tiki is more than just a cocktail concept; it's a philosophy that challenges the conventions of traditional bartending. With a mission to minimize waste and maximize taste, Trash Tiki encourages bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts to reevaluate their approach to ingredients, reimagining what can be salvaged from what is often discarded.

By repurposing leftover or underutilized ingredients, such as citrus peels, fruit scraps, herb stems, and even kitchen trimmings, Trash Tiki showcases how sustainability can coexist with creativity. The concept embraces a zero-waste mindset, proving that responsible consumption can be just as delightful and innovative as its wasteful counterparts.

Beyond its environmental impact, Trash Tiki is committed to promoting inclusivity and accessibility in the cocktail world. Through their recipes, educational initiatives, and engaging events, Ramage and Griffiths have inspired countless individuals to embrace sustainable practices in their own craft, ensuring that the principles of Trash Tiki extend far beyond the bar counter.

From their humble beginnings hosting pop-up events to their international speaking engagements, the inventors of Trash Tiki have fostered a global community of like-minded individuals who share their passion for sustainable mixology. Together, they are transforming the cocktail industry, one conscientious drink at a time.

In conclusion, we salute Kelsey Ramage and Iain Griffiths, the trailblazers behind Trash Tiki, for their unwavering dedication to sustainability, their invaluable contributions to the world of mixology, and their role in inspiring a more environmentally conscious approach to enjoying our favorite beverages. Their innovative spirit reminds us that even in the most unexpected places, profound change is possible.

Kelsey Ramage
Ian Griffiths