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Inside the ring road: Cocktails are the latest target for those worried about climate change

So are climate-conscious people coming to drink your cocktails? perhaps. Several new studies published in prestigious academic journals have revealed that one of the typical ingredients in these beverages may be dying out.

“Climate-friendly cocktail recipes are easy even on ice. It takes a lot of water and energy to make a Negroni, Manhattan or Margarita. Can I use less ice?” A Scientific American headline asks:

“For years, the hospitality industry has seen diners demand food that prioritizes climate-friendly practices, such as locally sourced and seasonal produce that is grown or grown with their carbon footprint in mind. But cocktail culture hasn’t come under the same scrutiny: With water scarcity in the American West and energy prices remaining volatile, well-crafted cocktail protocols aren’t sustainable. I don’t know, can you make a satisfying cocktail without that much ice?” Amy Bradyis a contributing editor to a respected publication.

Homemade ice makers are considered “wasteful” by some critics, as bars may use hundreds of pounds of ice each night. Some machines use 12 gallons of water to make 100 pounds of ice.

“Most bars are unlikely to go ice entirely anytime soon. And cocktails aren’t unsustainable just because they need ice and water. But some bartenders are rethinking how to use ice and other ingredients in a more sustainable way,” Brady wrote. increase.

Some bartenders are now considering using block ice or exploring ways to shake or stir to chill cocktails with minimal ice.

“This style of drink is refreshing but not cold. Cocktails based on spirits, liqueurs and wines made from local fruits and herbs have the potential to spearhead the energy-efficient and climate-friendly cocktail movement.” Yes,” Brady later concluded.

She is the author of a new book, Ice: From Mixed Drinks to Skating Rinks — a Cool History of a Hot Commodity, published in June by GP Putnam’s Sons.

President Reagan’s 4th of July

“The things that unite us, the past of America that we are so proud of, the hopes and aspirations for the future of the world and this beloved country, these things are far more important than the little things that divide us. is.” President Reagan In his official Independence Day address to the nation on July 4, 1986, he said:

“We reaffirm that Jews and Gentiles are one nation under God. Black and white, we are one indivisible nation. Democrats, we are all Americans,” he said.

“Tonight, with all our hearts, we pledge to each other, in spite of all trials and tribulations, for the cause of human freedom that has given light to this land and hope to the world,” said the 40th president. continued.

“Dear Americans, we are known around the world as a confident and happy nation. We have so much to celebrate tonight and so many blessings to be grateful for. It’s good to have fun, but it’s just as important to have fun and be American.

DeSantis 4th of July

“Our Founding Fathers risked life, property, and sacred honor to establish a nation conceived in liberty. And if they had not succeeded, all They would have been decapitated and lost their lives, and they rose up, and it changed the course of human history,” the governor of Florida said. Ron DeSantis He told the conservative talk radio show “The Morning Answer,” which is broadcast by WGTK-FM, an affiliate of the Salem Media Group based in South Carolina.

“We need to understand America’s uniqueness and appreciate their sacrifices,” DeSantis said during his appearance on Monday.

President Trump’s 4th of July

who remember the old days President Trumpwill perform at Mount Rushmore on July 4, 2020? Here’s what he said that day in South Dakota:

“We gather tonight to announce the most important day in the history of our nation, July 4, 1776. These words fill the hearts of all Americans with pride. Every American family should rejoice and cheer, and every American patriot should be filled with joy, because each of you lives in the most wonderful country in the history of the world. and it will soon be greater than ever,” Trump advised.

“Our founders initiated a revolution not only in government, but in the pursuit of justice, equality, liberty and prosperity. No nation has done more to improve the condition of mankind than the United States of America. And, No one has done more to advance human progress than the people of our great nation,” he said.

President Trump Update

About 50,000 fans of the former president donald trump A traditional “Make America Great Again” rally was held Saturday in Pickens, South Carolina, according to an official statement from local police.

MAGAPAC, which will become Trump’s official political action committee, continues to track his campaign trajectory in a then-simplistic way.

“No candidate has done more for the American people than Donald Trump, and no candidate can match his zeal.” Taylor Gravitchthe CEO of Make America Great Again said in a statement.

“Let me tell you, tens of thousands of patriots in Pickens, South Carolina did just that on a day when the temperature was over 90 degrees. I won’t stop until I’m sitting behind a firm desk,” Gravitch said.

Port du Jour

• 43% of US adults believe men look most beautiful and ‘sexy’ when they are wearing t-shirts and jeans.

• 34% feel that men look best in suits.

• 14% say men look best in shirts and chinos.

9% say men look best in sportswear.

Source: The Wall Street Journal/Ipsos poll of 2,009 US adults was conducted June 7-12 and released June 26.

• Happy Independence Day. Thank you for reading Inside the Ring Road. Inside the ring road: Cocktails are the latest target for those worried about climate change

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