Have a waste-free dinner and drinks with recycled ingredients in London Bridge

Nine Lives are bringing recipes together made from things you’d normally throw away.

Sweet&Chilli’s latest venture is creating tasty food and drinks from ingredients normally binned.

The Victorian basement in Bermondsey, is a “total passion project” and will be open from 15 June.

The bar menu at Nine Lives is curated by owner Tom Soden and titled by Shorts, Talls, Tarts, Lowriders & Loops. Loops are drinks where the team have reused key ingredients and given them a new lease of life.

For example, lemons will not only be squeezed, but also have their pith redistilled to eke out every single last drop of essential oil to be used in liqueurs and hand soaps, with the compost going to the backyard herb garden, which will be used to stock the bar.

Two already announced signature cocktails are The Moby Dick, coconut oil-washed grain whisky, with a salted caramel syrup – and Omu Kooler, Campari with a watermelon & cucumber home’ade.

Food is also recycled, with ingredients repurposed wherever possible to cut back on waste, and disposables overlooked in favour of recycled or second hand.

Visit Nine Lives at 8 Holyrood Street, London SE1 2EL

Alfie Green
Alfie Green

You bring the rum, I'll bring the raspberries. Perfect daiquiris all round.

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