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Emily Vikre’s Negroni Highball

Emily Vikre’s Negroni Highball

“All this thinking about Negroni’s led me to want to make a Negroni highball!” - Emily Vikre

Read our Q&A with Emily to learn more about her journey into the world of cocktails, distilling, and - you guessed it - Negroni’s!

Image credit: Emily Vikre


Emily Vikre’s Negroni Highball Recipe:

1 oz Vikre Distillery gin

3/4 oz Vikre Distillery Amaro (or Campari)

3/4 oz sweet vermouth

Top Note Bitter Lemon, to top

Garnish: orange twist

Combine the spirits in a highball glass with ice, top with Bitter Lemon, and stir gently. Garnish if desired.

Alyssa Hughes’ Pineapple Gin & Tonic

Alyssa Hughes’ Pineapple Gin & Tonic

Add some flair to the classic gin & tonic with a splash of tropical citrus! Enjoy this lower-ABV refresher on the rocks or straight-up like Alyssa. She uses a small mason jar, but a coupe or champagne glass would work just as well.

Be sure to check out our Q&A with Alyssa and follow her on Instagram for the latest updates on her distilling adventures.

Image credit: Alyssa Hughes

 

Alyssa Hughes' Pineapple Gin & Tonic Recipe:

1.5 oz gin

1.5 oz pineapple juice

1 dash Bittercube orange bitters

Top Note Classic Tonic, to top

Garnish: Manderin orange peel

Stir all ingredients together in a glass with ice (or skip the ice as per Alyssa’s preference!) and garnish.

Irish Ale

Irish Ale

In this Whiskey Ginger variation, Ginger Beer takes the place of Ginger Ale, providing a bigger, bolder drinking experience and just enough kick to keep us coming back for seconds (and thirds and…)

 Irish Ale Recipe:

1.5 oz Irish whiskey

5 oz Top Note Ginger Beer

Garnish: lime wedge

Stir ingredients together in an ice-filled glass and garnish.

Kirk Jones’ Bitter Sweetheart Highball

Kirk Jones’ Bitter Sweetheart Highball

When asked about the inspiration behind this highball, Kirk laughed and proclaimed that he’d “made it around Valentine’s Day” and that it reminded him of his ex, so it’s fitting that he named it the Bitter Sweetheart!

Be sure to check out our Q&A with Kirk and follow Royal Rose Syrups on Instagram for more cocktail inspiration.

Image credit: Kirk Jones

 

Kirk Jones’ Bitter Sweetheart Highball Recipe:

1.5 oz gin

.5 oz Campari

.5 oz Dry Curaçao

.75 oz Royal Rose Organic Raspberry Syrup

1/2 oz lime juice

Top Note Club Soda #1, to top

Shake all ingredients except the club soda in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Strain into an ice-filled highball glass, top with club soda, and stir.

Jon East's Chai Highball

Jon East's Chai Highball

Jon made this for us on our Instagram live series, Highballs at High Noon! While its preparation is simple, this cocktail is incredibly complex.

Be sure to check out our Q&A with Jon and follow him on Instagram for cocktails and cute dog pics.

 Image credit: Jon East

Jon East's Chai Highball Recipe:

1.75 oz Twisted Path Chai Liqueur

6 oz Top Note Club Soda #1

1 dash Bitterman’s Hopped Grapefruit Bitters

1 dash Bitterman’s Buckspice Ginger Bitters

4 drops Bitterman’s Xocalatl Mole Bitters

Garnish: citrus peel

Stir all ingredients together in a highball glass filled with ice.

Grapefruit Mojito

Grapefruit Mojito

Everybody loves a mojito, but have you tried it with grapefruit? Mint and grapefruit make for an unlikely but harmonious pairing (calling all Taurus + Pisces couples!).

Grapefruit Mojito Recipe:

6-8 fresh mint leaves

2 oz white rum

.5 oz lime juice

1 tsp agave nectar

3 oz Top Note Sparkling Grapefruit Soda

Garnish: grapefruit and mint

Gently muddle mint and agave in a cocktail shaker. Add rum, lime juice and ice. Shake and double strain into an ice-filled glass. Top with sparkling grapefruit soda and stir.

Love Bug

Love Bug

Alchermes is one of our favorite liqueurs for its complex mix of deep spices and delicate florals. Served with a splash of citrus and soda, this is the cocktail to make for the mixologist who thinks they’ve tried it all.

Love Bug Recipe:

2 oz alchermes liqueur

.75 oz lemon juice

2 oz Top Note Club No. 1

Garnish: cocktail cherry

Shake alchermes and lemon juice with ice and strain into an ice-filled glass. Top with club soda and stir.

The Rachel Miller Highball

The Rachel Miller Highball

"The classic Champagne Cocktail (bitters, sugar, sparkling wine) is one of my favorite drinks. It's delicious, celebratory, and so easy. Often it's finished with an expression of lemon over the top, and I like mine with just a drop of absinthe on top as well. This highball uses the tonic water to achieve the sparkle and the light bitter-sweet flavor of a Champagne Cocktail, along with tonic's best friend gin, a lemon cordial to amplify the lemon accent, and a touch of absinthe (optional), my preferred finish to the drink." - Rachel Miller

The Rachel Miller Highball Recipe:

0.5oz lemon cordial
1oz gin
4oz Top Note Classic tonic
2-3 drops absinthe
Lemon expression
Lemon cordial: zest two lemons and set the zest aside. Juice the lemons and heat the juice in a pan with an equal amount, by volume, of white sugar. Bring the lemon juice-sugar to just a boil, then remove from heat and pour over the zest. Allow to cool and steep, at least ten minutes. Strain well. Yields ~4oz cordial (multiply the recipe as needed for more cordial). Stored in the fridge, it will last for weeks. 
Matcha Tonic

Matcha Tonic

All aboard the matcha train!

If you’re new to matcha, this recipe is a great place to start! Think of it like a sparkling Arnold Palmer made with green tea instead of black.

If you’re already an avid matcha fan but haven’t tried it in a carbonated drink yet, prepare to be wowed!

Matcha Tonic Recipe:


1 tsp matcha powder
2 oz hot water
1 oz simple syrup
1 oz lemon juice
2 oz Top Note Indian Tonic
Garnish: fresh lemon slice

Whisk the matcha, simple syrup and hot water together until frothy. Set aside for a moment while you fill a glass with ice, lemon juice and Indian Tonic. Top with the matcha mixture and stir before drinking.

Sparkling Butterfly Pea Lemonade

Sparkling Butterfly Pea Lemonade

Butterfly pea flowers are beautiful flowers native to Southeast Asia, popular for their brilliant blue pigment and most commonly seen brewed as tea. However, their natural blue color can easily be infused into spirits and syrups and has become an exciting addition to the repertoire of both cocktail and zero-proof mixologists and home bartenders across the world.

Infusing the flowers produces a deep blue hue, but adding citrus juice changes the color to purple. Watching your drink change colors before your eyes is half the fun!

Sparkling Butterfly Pea Lemonade Recipe:

1.5 oz butterfly pea flower syrup
1.5 oz lemon juice
3 oz Top Note Club No. 1
Garnish: fresh or dehydrated citrus

Stir all ingredients together in a glass with ice. (To achieve the best gradient effect, stir the syrup, soda and ice together first, then top with the lemon juice.)

Butterfly Pea Flower Syrup: In a small pot, combine 1.5 tbsp butterfly pea flowers, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water. Bring to a low boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let the flowers steep another 20 minutes before straining into a clean glass container. Keep refrigerated.
Spiced Orange Spritz

Spiced Orange Spritz

Make this mimosa riff at your next brunch gathering for a zero-proof companion to clear minds and clean plates.

Spiced Orange Spritz Recipe:

1.5 oz Royal Rose Cardamom Clove Syrup
1 oz lemon juice
2 oz orange juice
3 oz Top Note Bitter Lemon, chilled
Garnish: star anise, freshly-grated cinnamon

Stir all ingredients together in a chilled flute glass.
Grown Up Shirley

Grown Up Shirley

The zero-proof Shirley Temple has many variations, but ultimately it’s reputation as a cloyingly sweet pink drink made exclusively for kids prevails across each one.

In this recipe, we’ve updated the classic for kids AND kids at heart. We’ve eliminated the sugary soda, upped the acidity, and added a bitter element all while keeping the original flavor profile front and center.

Whatever you do, don’t skimp on the cherries!

Grown-Up Shirley Temple Recipe:

.75 oz grenadine
.5 oz lime juice
4.25 oz Top Note Club No. 1
2.5 oz Top Note Bitter Lemon
1 tsp maraschino cherry juice
Garnish: maraschino cherries

Stir all ingredients together in a glass filled with ice.
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