To mark Earth Day on April 22, 17 of the world’s best bartenders have created one-off, wildlife-inspired bottled cocktails for auction, allowing bidders to “Find Their Spirit Animal” and adopt from the “most endangered cocktail menu in the world.”
Each bartender has selected one endangered animal, from a Snow Leopard to a Sea Turtle, creating a one-off blend of ingredients representing that animal and embodying what it means to be “World’s Best.” The bartenders who have risen to the challenge include Anna Sebastian (The Artesian), Marion Zoelle & Angelo Sparvoli (Kwant), Jason-Candid Knusel & Stefano Bussi (The Nomad London), Chelsie Bailey (Happiness Forgets), Alan Sherwood (Little Mercies), Elvis Birbalas (The Cocktail Trading Co.), Alex Godfrey (Callooh Callay), Luca Cicalese (Roots), Marian Beke (The Gibson), Cressida Lawlor (London Cocktail Club), Victor Barascu (Nine Lives), Paul Mathew (Everleaf Drinks Founder), Award winning Julian De Feral, Global Rum Ambassador Ian Burrell and health & wellness guru Camille Vidal (La Maison Wellness). All funds raised from the auction of the bottled cocktails will be donated to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
This year has seen the world’s hospitality industry join the “endangered list” with the pandemic forcing venues around the world to close their doors. This project unites “endangered” bars with the animals that so desperately need our help to thrive – while also providing a one-off cocktail drinking experience for those who win the lots.
The project has been created by Alex Fatho-Bland of Place of the Way and the April auction will be the first in a series of events focusing on the environment and mental health over the coming months.
“Find Your Spirit Animal and adopt from the most endangered cocktail menu in the world” auction will be from April 18 – 27 at Whisky.Auction’s official website. And head over to https://support.wwf.org.uk/adopt-an-animal to donate to WWF and support these endangered animals.