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And the Beet Goes On - Montrio Bistro, Monterey CA
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.
Non Alcoholic Gin and Tonic
Let's get this down...No longer do we have to buy gin to drink Gin and Tonic! Thanks to brands like Seedlip. So try it!
4 oz of Top Note Classic Tonic
1.5 oz Seedlip Garden
Photo by https://www.gastronomblog.com/
The healthier version of Gin and Tonic that has been up and coming in the US is the Gin and Sonic. Thanks to the great Japanese tradition of the Highball, the gin sonic is a half/half mix of club soda and tonic water as the mixer, with a well selected gin. This makes this a refreshing spin on the classic. It happens to be lower in sugar and therefore a bit more elevated of a cocktail experience.
Here is our recipe!
In a highball glass that is well chilled add;
2 oz high quality Japanese gin (Roku by Suntori is our choice)
2 oz TNT Club No 1
2 oz TNT Classic Tonic Water
With a bar spoon, stir gently.
Serve with a salty snack before a summer meal!
- 2 ounces gin
- 1/2 ounce lime juice (fresh)
- 4 ounces club soda (enough to fill)
- Garnish: 1 lime wedge
This classic cocktail dating back to the turn of the century is only better with Top Note club no 1. Enhances the lime and the gin sweetness. Enjoy on a hot hot day!
If you need a digestivo that is lighter and brighter after a summer barbecue, try an Amaro Tonic. We call this one Venetian Mask. Popular in Venice, where the heat and the close quarters of summer tourists can be consuming, you may find yourself in a little corner bar unknown to the world. Celebrate this find! A spritz is likely to be served, over ice, if you ask, the server will make an Amaro Tonic, a similar feel to spritz, and a little less boozy. Prepare this for dinner or after dinner, a great treat!
In Collins glass or wine glass build drink;
1.75 oz Amaro - We Like Cardomaro, a wine based Amaro. Or Amaro Nonino as a sweet, luxury.
3-4 oz Indian Tonic Water
Lemon wheel garnish
Piston - Pisco Tonic
1.5 oz Catan Pisco
3 oz Top Note Indian Tonic water
Grapefruit or Lemon Wedge Garnish
Pisco, a brandy (distilled grape wine) from South America, makes an excellent foil for the heat of summer. Instead of a Pisco Sour, try a Pisco Tonic, or Piston to spice up the BBQ. And for the Ginger Beer fans, try this with Ginger Beer instead of Tonic if you prefer!
TNT; Tequlia and Tonic
A simple way to enjoy tequila without the calories of margarita
1.5 - 2 oz Tequila (Blanco or Reposado)
4 oz Top Note Classic Tonic
Build in a rocks glass with one large ice cube. Garnish with grapefruit wedge or lime wedge. Sip and enjoy! Our freinds at Ray's Wine and Spirits called this their "New Favorite"!
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.
Dry Stormy - Ginger Beer and Coconut Water
A simple treat for those watching their rum intake. Fake the rum with a splash of coconut water.
4 oz Top Note Ginger Beer
4 oz Coconut Water
1/4 lime squeeze
Combine all ingredients into a tall glass. Stir and add ice. Top with a lime slice.
Image Credit: Michael Appleton for The New York Times
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.