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White Port and Tonic

White Port and Tonic

Makes 2 drinks

1/2 cup White Port

6  - 8 oz Top Note Indian Tonic water or Bitter Lemon Soda

1/2 of a lemon squeezed

Mix all ingredients in a pitcher. Squeeze 1/2 lemon into pitcher. Stir gently and serve in rocks glass or collins glass over ice. Garnish with a lemon wedge and sprig of Thyme or Rosemary.

Cider and Cran/Ginger  Spritz

Cider and Cran/Ginger Spritz

4 oz Fresh Pressed Apple Cider

4 oz top Note Ginger Beer

4-5 cranberries gently heated in microwave, 1 ginger slice sliver

Sparkling Water to taste

Optional - 1/2 oz Cranberry Liqueur

Muddle ginger slice and cranberries in a shaker. Pour cider on top. Muddle and shake for 30 seconds. Strain into rocks glass over ice, pour Top Note Ginger Beer over the cider. Taste and dilute with 1 - 2 oz sparkling water to taste (if less sweetness is desired). Garnish with Candied Ginger and cranberry on a spear. This can also be made with Cranberry liqueur if desired. Suggested - Add 1/2 oz great Lakes Distillery Cranberry Liqueur. 

Photo Credit: Zenbelly

Pear Vodka and Tonic

Pear Vodka and Tonic

Try this fall twist on Vodka and Tonic. Can also work with Gin!

1.5 oz Pear Soaked Vodka

3 - 5 oz Top Note Classic Tonic

Soak 2 Bosc Pears in a 1/2 bottle of vodka for 1 week. Strain and use for recipe. Add Pear Vodka and Top Note Classic Tonic to a rocks glass. Ice and Serve. May be garnished with a pear slice and star anise. 

Photo Credit - Wegmans Stores

 

Dolly Dolly

Dolly Dolly

1/2 cup packed cilantro
2 ounces mezcal
8 ounces Top Note Grapefruit Soda
cilantro leaves, for garnish (optional)
thinly sliced grapefruit, for garnish (optional)

 

Makes 2 cocktails

In a cocktail shaker, muddle cilantro, 1 oz Top Note Grapefruit Soda, and Mezcal. Close and shake with ice for 20 seconds. Strain into a glass with ice and top with Top Note Grapefruit Soda. Garnish

Photo Credit and Recipe Influence Dolly and Oatmeal Blog

Menta Way

Menta Way

3/4 oz Jamaican Overproof Rum

3/4 oz Branca Menta

1/2 oz Fresh Lime

3-4 oz Chilled Top Note Grapefruit Soda

Add ice to collins glass, combine all ingredients, stir. Garnish with lime wedge.

Image Credit: Imbibe Magazine

Cel-Out - Inspired By PDT Hong Kong

Cel-Out - Inspired By PDT Hong Kong

3/4 oz Mezcal

3/4 oz Fresh Celery Juice (Use a blender to grind 5-7 stalks of celery and strain through a cheesecloth bag. Store for 3-5 days in the fridge)

4 oz Top Note Grapefruit Soda

Lime wedge, Salt garnish or Celery Stalk and Cucumber

Rim edge of a collins glass with a lime wedge and dip into fine ground kosher salt. Add mezcal, celery juice to glass. Add ice. Gently pour grapefruit soda into glass. Stir and serve with a lime wedge.

Vodka and Tonic

Vodka and Tonic

Simple and Delicious!

2 oz High Quality Vodka

4 oz Top Note Classic Tonic

Lime or Lemon Wedge

Pour over ice and enjoy in your glass of choice!

Fallin for You

Fallin for You

1/4 oz St Elizabeth's Allspice Dram

1 oz Pumpkin Vodka or Whiskey

3 oz Bitter Lemon

Orange/Clove or Lemon Peel garnish

Build cocktail in a collins glass, starting with dram, spirits (vodka or whiskey) and ice. Add Bitter lemon along side of ice. Stir gently and garnish. 


Indian Summer - Inspired by AVEC Chicago

Indian Summer - Inspired by AVEC Chicago

1 oz Master’s Gin

1 oz Ferreria white port

3 oz Top Note Indian Tonic Water

2 slices muddled blood orange

1 lime wedge muddled

Combine all ingredients except for Top Note Indian Tonic Water in highball glass. Fill with ice and top with Top Note Indian Tonic Water.

Amaro and Tonic - Inspired by Ca' Lucchenzo, Wauwatosa, WI

Amaro and Tonic - Inspired by Ca' Lucchenzo, Wauwatosa, WI

1.5 - 2 oz Amaro (We like Cardamaro, Bonal, or Cynar)

4 oz Top Note Classic Tonic (Or try the Indian Tonic if you prefer with Cardamaro)

Ice 

Garnish with an Orange or Lemon Peel

Rum and Tonic

Rum and Tonic

The Classic especially good with a strong barrel/vanilla nosed rum (tastes like a Rum and Cola, but better),  a clean clear rum with the Bitter Lemon, and last a floral rhum agricole with Indian Tonic. have fun! 

3 oz Top Note Tonic: Bitter Lemon, Indian Tonic or Classic Tonic

1.5 - 2 oz an excellent rum of choice.

Ice and stir - DONE
Add a lime if you desire.

 

 

Coffee Tonic or E&T - Inspired by Kickapoo Coffee, Milwaukee WI

Coffee Tonic or E&T - Inspired by Kickapoo Coffee, Milwaukee WI

Seriously - So easy! You will wonder what took you so long to do this.

4 oz Cold Brew (Choose a good one, low bitterness is key)

4 oz Top Note Indian Tonic or Classic Tonic (For Ice tea like flavor)

Start with a frothy nitro cold brew or standard in a cup with ice. Carefully pour tonic on side of ice. Quick stir. Lemon Peel or Orange garnish.

 

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