Discarded's grape skin martini

 Fresh and fruity, this martini leans on Discarded's Grape Skin Vodka, made with waste from the wine-making process

Discarded chardonnay vodka grape skin zero waste martini recipe

Makes 1

Preparation time 5 mins

Fruit-forward notes of Williams pear, guava and starfruit, then a beautiful pink peppercorn finish: you'd never expect such flavour complexity from something that would normally end up in the bin. 

But that's exactly what you'll find in Discarded's new Grape Skin Vodka, which is made by distilling all the parts of the wine-making process that are normally thrown away: the skins, stems, the seeds (otherwise known as the pomace). This is typically sold on or in most cases, destroyed.

The second ingredient in the vodka is similar: one of the waste products created by dealcoholizing wine – 'wine alcohol' – retains a lot of the flavour of the original grape. Discarded takes chardonnay wine alcohol and blends it into the Grape Skin Vodka, creating a unique spirit that's both sustainable and sippable. 

The best way to drink it? In a grape skin martini that truly allows the vodka's flavour to shine. It's made with zero-waste vermouth, and Discarded can show you how to make your own out of flat sparkling wine, too. 

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  • 50ml Discarded Grape Skin Vodka
  • 20ml Zero-waste Dry Vermouth (find out how to make it here)
  • Apple peel-infused grapeseed oil garnish


  1. Stir over ice, and strain into chilled coupe or martini glass.
  2. Apple peel-infused grapeseed oil garnish.