When we heard the legends at Clean Kilo had turned their hands from multi-award-winning zero waste supermarket to sustainable bar, we just had to find out more.
In 2018 husband and wife duo, Jeanette and Tom, opened Clean Kilo. At that time it was the first zero waste supermarket in the UK. So it’s unsurprising that they are the masterminds behind the UK’s first zero waste cafe & bar; Kilo Ziro.
Equally unsurprisingly, significant consideration has been given to every product sold and every ingredient on their drinks menu. The walls are adorned with bottles of local and sustainable products – some of which we’ve never heard of and we leave enthused about sampling more locally made drinks! The decor is swish too, this is the grown-up cocktail bar that Digbeth had been missing.
The team have been serving up mindfully crafted classic cocktails since opening earlier in the year, but it’s their new menu concept that caught our eye – Zero Waste Garden Patch Cocktails; cocktails made using blemished or bruised fruit and veg that hasn’t sold at Clean Kilo.
Expect the un-expected on this cocktail menu, and go with an open mind. If you’re a curious and perhaps a little more adventurous drinker, you’ll be spoilt for choice!
The ‘Butternut Sunday Roast’ cocktail is a must, and we couldn’t resist giving the ‘Broctail’ a go (does this count towards our 5-a-day??).
Butternut Sunday Roast
Caramelised Butternut – Sustainable Spirit Vodka – Orange & Rosemary Liquor – Homemade Sugar Syrup
Sweetened Pureed Broccoli – Overproof Pineapple Rum – Lemon Citric Mix – Local Apple Juice – Almond
All the cocktails are a tenner and the menu tells you how much fruit or veg you’re saving from waste too, for extra feel good vibes.