We share four recipes from our sustainable Vodkow cocktail contest finalists

Anti-waste bartender Kelsey Ramage challenged Toronto to create a sustainable vodka cocktail using carbon-neutral Vodkow. Here are the top four recipes.

If, like us, you've been getting friendly with your home bar during quarantine, you've probably mastered the classics and are ready to take things up a notch. Enter Kelsey Ramage, Toronto's premier antiwaste bartender behind environmentally-friendly cocktail pop-up Trash-Tiki and Supernova Ballroom, the city's destination for seasonal and sustainable sippers.

Back in May, we partnered with the eco-friendly cocktail slinger and Vodkow – a sustainable, carbon-neutral vodka made from unused milk sugars in Almonte, Ontario – for a sustainable pantry cocktail contest unlike any other. We asked the pro and aspiring bartenders of Toronto to create a #WasteNotWant Vodkow cocktail, which Kelsey Ramage and Foodism's Associate Editor Katie Bridges shook up live on Instagram, before crowning a winner. 

The competition was fierce, but Tabytha Towe's 'Tweedle Tea' cocktail reigned supreme and will now be available for purchase at Dolly Trolley Drinks (with $20 from each set going directly to our winner). The online cocktail shop – which delivers high-quality, handmade cocktail mixers from Supernova Ballroom to your door – will be selling everything you need to make the #WasteNotWant winner's Vodkow cocktail alongside their roster of sustainable cocktail kits. Select your cocktail, add your booze of choice (or go non-alcoholic) and Dolly Trolley Drinks will provide contactless delivery on Monday, Thursday or Saturday – it sure beats lining up at the LCBO. 

Below, we share the winning drink and the talented creations of our runners-up so you can keep mixing things up during lockdown.

To find out more about Vodkow and where to buy a bottle, click here

The runners-up

The winner