Bitter Lemon Tonic Water
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Katie Stryjewski’s Travel Insurance
This simple 3-ingredient cocktail is deceptively complex and definitely elegant, featuring top notes of lemon and bergamot and a fruity earthiness courtesy of rhum agricole.
Katie Stryjewski’s Travel Insurance Recipe:
1.5 oz rhum agricole
.5 oz Italicus
Garnish: dehydrated lime slice
Build in a Collins or highball glass over ice, top with Tonic Water, and garnish.
Give your coffee routine a European twist! This Espresso & Tonic variation combines two classic Italian libations - espresso and the Spritz cocktail. Perfect for summer sipping and fancy brunching.
Caffè Spritz Recipe:
2 oz freshly brewed espresso or cold brew concentrate
Garnish: orange wedge
Add Tonic Water to an ice-filled glass (we like a wine glass for an authentic Italian Spritz experience, but any glass will do), then slowly pour in the coffee. Garnish.
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!
Emily Vikre’s Negroni Highball Recipe:
1 oz Vikre Distillery Gin
3/4 oz Vikre Distillery Amaro (or Campari)
3/4 oz sweet vermouth
Garnish: orange twist, optional
Combine the spirits in a highball glass with ice, top with Bitter Lemon, and stir gently. Garnish if desired.
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 oz lemon juice
2 oz orange juice
3 oz Top Note Bitter Lemon Tonic Water, chilled
Garnish: star anise, freshly-grated cinnamon
Stir all ingredients together in a chilled flute glass and garnish.
Grown-Up Shirley Temple
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 Soda No. 1
1 tsp maraschino cherry juice
Garnish: maraschino cherries
Stir all ingredients together in a glass filled with ice and garnish.
I'm Not Bitter, You're Bitter
A refreshing spin on the classic Arnold Palmer.
Bitter Arnie Recipe:
4 oz black tea, chilled
.5 oz honey syrup
.25 oz lemon juice
Garnish: lemon wedge
Stir all ingredients together in an ice-filled glass and garnish.
White Port & Tonic
Fallin' For You
This fall-forward recipe is spiced deeply enough for even the most diehard of PSL fans, yet refreshing and bright enough for those who tend to be turned off by all things pumpkin-flavored.
Fallin' For You Recipe:
.5 oz allspice dram
Garnish: expressed lemon peelStir ingredients together in an ice-filled glass and garnish.
Rum & Tonic
Rum & Tonic may not be as well-known as some other classic highballs, but this underdog is surprisingly delicious and can be enjoyed in a multitude of combinations. See below for our suggestions, but you do you!
Rum & Tonic Recipe:
2 oz rum*
4 oz tonic*
Garnish: fresh citrus
Stir ingredients together in an ice-filled glass and garnish.
*Rum and Tonic Pairings:
Use up an open bottle of sparkling rosé with this simple spritz recipe.
Rosé Spritz Recipe:
.5 oz sweet vermouth
3 oz sparkling rosé wine
Garnish: fresh citrus peel
Stir ingredients together in a wine glass and garnish.
You've gotta try this elevated highball inspired by Soho House Chicago.
Toki Highball Recipe:
1.5 oz Suntory Toki Japanese Whisky
1 bar spoon Pedro Ximénez Sherry Wine
Garnish: grapefruit twist
Stir ingredients together in an ice-filled highball glass and garnish.