LIBBEY x REBOTTLED

LIBBEY x REBOTTLED CELEBRATING UPCYCLED GLASS AND ONE YEAR OF GREEN COOPERATION

The story of a strong partnership in the circular economy road began one year ago when Libbey Holland joined hands with Rebottleda circular start-up that creates sustainable glassware from used wine bottles. Libbey Holland supports and contributes to these efforts by providing technical assistance and know-how. 

Out of this partnership, 81.000 used wine bottles were repurposed and transformed into sustainable drinking glasses, which share this circular story at every table.

In the ramp-up of the year, Libbey Holland helped its young scale-up partner to produce a new product extension for Rebottled, a whisky tumbler range. 

“It is an amazing experience to develop and bring new life to used products such as wine bottles; it is motivating and brings energy to all of us at the factory in Holland,” says Marco van ValburgVP Engineering Libbey EMEA. “In the production process, the pre-cleaned bottles are cut at the required capacity by a high-power laser. To give them a flawless and smooth rim, safe for consumer use, the glasses are fire polished. After this process, what used to be a bottle of wine is now a trendy drink glass.” 

Libbey is proving that providing great and on-trend products that turn our every moment into a special one, doesn’t have to be at the expense of the environment or consumers. Libbey has been transforming its business practices in a way that helps to protect our environment, while also helping breathe new life into products once thought to be waste.  

Interested in Rebottled products? These can be found online and in the Dutch retail chains such as the De Bijenkorf and Gall & Gall.  

Espresso Martini – Tess Posthumus

Espresso Martini by Tess Posthumus

INGREDIENTS:

45 ml vodka

30 ml freshly brewed espresso

15 ml coffee liqueur

10 ml simple syrup

METHOD

Shake

GLASS

Martini

GARNISH

Three coffee beans

  1. Pour the vodka, espresso, coffee liqueur and simple syrup in a shaker tin.
  2. Fill the shaker tin with ice-cubes and shake well.
  3. Fine-strain the cocktail into the Martini glass.
  4. Garnish with three coffee beans.

If you shake hard enough and use fresh espresso this cocktail will form delicious foam layer, upon which the three coffee beans will float. Do you have a sweet tooth? Try replacing the simple syrup with vanilla syrup.

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Negroni

Negroni by Tess Posthumus

INGREDIENTS:

30 ml gin

30 ml Campari

30 ml vermouth rosso

METHOD:

Stir

GARNISH:

Orange peel

  1. Fill a mixing glass with ice-cubes.
  2. Pour the gin, Campari and vermouth rosso into the mixing glass.
  3. Stir all of the ingredients until well cooled.
  4. Fill the rocks glass with ice cubes or a big ice-ball.
  5. Strain the cocktail into the glass.
  6. Garnish with an orange peel.

Use a London Dry Style gin as base, like Beefeater or Tanqueray. Some people like this cocktail even better when served ‘up’. This is when the cocktail is poured it into a coupe glass without ice instead of in a rocks glass with ice.

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