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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!

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Matcha Tonic

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!

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Sparkling Butterfly Pea Lemonade

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.

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Spiced Orange Spritz

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!

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Grown-Up Shirley Temple

.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.
Maple Hibiscus Spritz

Maple Hibiscus Spritz

Have you experimented with shrubs?

Shrubs are made from vinegar, fruits and sugar and can be sipped on their own or used in a variety of recipes. Their bright acidity and complex sweetness are perfect for mixing into unique and exciting zero-proof drinks.

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Maple Hibiscus Spritz

.75 oz lime juice
.5 oz simple syrup
1 oz Siren Shrubs Maple Ginger Shrub
4 oz Top Note Indian Tonic
Garnish: fresh or dehydrated citrus

Stir all ingredients together in a glass filled with hibiscus tea ice cubes.

Hibiscus Tea Ice Cubes: Brew a batch of hibiscus tea and let cool to room temperature. Pour the tea into an ice cube tray and place the tray in the freezer until fully frozen.
And the Beet Goes On - Montrio Bistro, Monterey CA

And the Beet Goes On - Montrio Bistro, Monterey CA

A refreshing Non-Alc for the summer
4 oz Top Note Grapefruit
2 oz Roasted beet juice
Few dashed Bitter Truth cucumber bitters
Drop of Fennel oil - Or Fennel Frond
Squeeze of Fresh lime (1/4 oz)
Rosemary garnish
Add beet juice, lime, fennel frond and bitters to a shaker. Shake well with ice. Strain and pour over fresh ice. Top with Top Note Grapefruit and garnish. 
Ginger and Cider - Inspired by Lost Valley Cider Co, Milwaukee WI

Ginger and Cider - Inspired by Lost Valley Cider Co, Milwaukee WI

Make this as an alcoholic Cider Radler or with non-acl fresh pressed cider this fall

4 oz Tart Fresh Pressed Cider

3 oz Top Note Ginger Beer

Build two ingredients in highball glass. Ice. garnish with Dried Apple, or Ginger Spear and lime wheel. 

Gin Pear Collins

Gin Pear Collins

Gin Pear Collins - 1 cocktail

2 oz Pear Puree Syrup (Or Pear Puree from the store)

1.5 oz Gin

0.5 oz Lemon Juice

3 oz Top Note Club Soda No 1

Make a pear puree syrup; In a saucepan, pour 2 cups pear puree, add 2 T lemon juice, 1/2 c sugar, 1/2 c water, a sprig of rosemary, and 1/2 t cloves. Bring to a boil for only 1 min or until sugar has dissolved. Cool and store in the fridge. You may remove the rosemary sprig. Strain before using!


In a shaker, add the pear puree syrup, lemon juice and gin. Add ice and shake.
Build your cocktail glass with slices of pears and ice. Strain the shaker over your glass.


Top with Top Note Club Soda.


To batch this out, make 2 cocktails at a time in a large shaker. The shaking adds some froth and density to the drink.

Glasgow Mule

Glasgow Mule

The Glasgow Mule is a smokier, floral spin on the more ubiquitous Moscow Mule. Both recipes are built on a foundation of spirit, citrus and ginger beer, but the Glasgow Mule features the addition of sweet, fragrant Elderflower Liqueur and spiced Angostura bitters for a more complex drinking experience.
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Glasgow Mule

2 oz blended Scotch whisky
.5 oz Elderflower Liqueur
.75 oz lemon juice
A few dashes Angostura bitters
4 oz Ginger Beer @topnotetonic

Stir all ingredients together in a mule mug or tall glass. Top up with crushed ice and garnish with a lemon wheel and candied ginger.

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Spiced Gin & Tonic

Spiced Gin & Tonic

Infusing spirits is a fun and easy way to elevate your cocktails. This time of year, we gravitate towards warming spices to add a cozy depth to our at-home happy hours. Play around with what you have on hand (cinnamon sticks, whole allspice, juniper berries, etc.) to create your ideal spirit-spicing mix!

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Spiced Gin & Tonic

2 oz spiced vodka
4 oz @topnotetonic Classic Tonic
Optional: simple syrup, to taste

Stir everything together in a glass with ice. Garnish with an orange peel, if desired.

Spiced vodka: add 2 crushed cardamom pods and 2 tsp whole cloves to a jar and top with 8 oz vodka. Let steep for 2 days, then strain out the spices and enjoy.
Wonderful Times

Wonderful Times

We might be celebrating the holidays a bit differently this year, but one thing we’re grateful for every year is holiday cocktails!

Today we’re shaking up a riff on a cocktail we spotted last year by Clay Kirkland of @wisecraft_mixology, featuring vodka infused with seasonal spices, tart cranberry juice, and our very own club soda.

Many thanks to the social media movers, shakers and mixologists making this season a bit brighter! ✨

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“Wonderful Times”

2 oz spiced vodka
.5 oz orange liqueur
1.5 oz unsweetened cranberry juice
.5 oz lime juice
1 oz simple syrup
@topnotetonic Club Soda No. 1, to top

Shake all ingredients except club soda with ice, then strain into a glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with fresh rosemary and cranberries.

Spiced vodka: Spiced vodka: add 2 crushed cardamom pods and 2 tsp whole cloves to a jar and top with 8 oz vodka. Let steep for 2 days, then strain out the spices and enjoy.
Gin Sonic

Gin Sonic

If your clothes are fitting a little more snug after all the holidays, you may be craving a cocktail to cleanse your palate without weighing you down.

Enter: the Gin Sonic.

Nope, not a typo. It’s what you get when you mix @suntory_rokugin with equal parts tonic water and club soda.Steph

We love the simple elegance and balance of this cocktail and we’re betting you will, too.

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Gin Sonic

1.5 oz Suntory Roku Gin
2.25 oz Top Note Club Soda No. 1
2.25 oz Top Note Classic Tonic

Mix ingredients together in a glass with ice and toss in a slice or three of fresh citrus.
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