Sydney’s First Gin Refilling Station is Now Open

Restock your favourite gin and save the planet.

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Calling all gin-lovers, Sydney just got its first gin refilling station, and let’s hope it’s the first of many. Locally grown and distilled craft gin brand, Garden Grown Gin, has partnered with artisanal bottle shop, The Drink Hive at The Cannery in Roseberry to encourage drinkers to mindfully re-use their empty bottles and reduce waste.

Running for the month of March, customers will be able to refill their bottles with Grown Spirits’ award-winning Garden Grown Gin for $76, rather than the full retail price of $85. As a bonus, you will be reducing waste, which alone is worth a trip to the refilling station.

“Ten years ago when we created our bottle we were mindful of unnecessary waste and designed it to have a life beyond just single use. That’s why we’ve always actively encouraged our customers to repurpose their bottles as a vase or water bottles. And now with this initiative, people can refill their bottle with our gin, so saving waste while saving a bit of money,” said Frank Bethel, Co-owner of Grown Spirits.

While refillable options for wine and beer have been gaining momentum in recent years, this is the first time gin will be offered to Sydney customers in this way. 

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Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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