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Sparkling Butterfly Pea Lemonade
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
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.
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.
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! ✨
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.
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.
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.
If you don’t happen to have Concord grapes on hand, red or black grapes can be substituted, and Concord grape juice can be found at most major grocers.
And for those of you celebrating sober, the Transfusion also makes for a great mocktail: just leave out the vodka!
2 oz vodka
.5 oz ginger beer reduction
.5 oz lime juice
2 oz @topnotetonic club soda
Add the vodka, ginger beer reduction and lime juice to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake. Strain into a rocks glass over Concord grape juice ice cubes. Top with club soda and garnish with Concord grapes and crystallized ginger. If more sweetness or color is desired, add a splash of the juice!
Ginger beer reduction: pour an 8.5 oz bottle of @topnotetonic ginger beer into a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 15 minutes or until reduced by half. Remove from heat and let cool. Keep refrigerated.
Concord grape juice ice cubes: pour Concord grape juice into an ice cube tray and freeze for at least 8 hours.
CranApple Gin Cocktail
CranApple Gin Cocktail -
Makes 5 Cocktails
Inspired by: Great Lakes Distillery, Milwaukee WI
5 oz Gin (We like Koval Barrel Aged Gin for this)
4 oz Apple Cider Juice
2 oz Cranberry Liqueur (You can substitute Grenadine)
2 oz Lemon Juice
Lemon Wedge for Garnish
Top Note Club Soda No 1
Pour the ingredients above together in a pitcher, add ice and give it a good stir.
Add 8 oz Top Note Club Soda (1 Bottle) or to taste. Give a gentle stir and serve over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish each glass as you see fit!
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 oz Citrus Honey Vodka (We like Great Lakes Distillery)
4 oz Club Soda No 1
Squeeze of Lemon and Lime Wedge
Garnish with Lemon Peel
Other garnishes - Mint Leaf Strawberry
This bright and cheery citrus bomb is super refreshing in the heat. We like a citrus vodka to enhance the character of the quench. But garnish it up! Mint and Strawberry make for a unique savory/sweet twist on this citrus forward drink. Club Soda No 1 adds the perfect salinity.
- 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!
Anyone who is anyone that makes this classic cocktail will tell you it is all in the preparation. That is half the truth. The ingredients really make this happen, or not.....Think of this as one of the most simple, yet complex cocktails in the world. It is whiskey, enhanced. So choose wisely.
First, chill your glassware, some choose a classic beer mug, some a low rocks glass. Whatever really you like to sip out of. Careful, because these can go down fast. Next, have some awesome ice rocks available. We like the silicone ice cube trays that make it simple.
Next - This is all about the assembly.
1.5 - 2 oz Japanese Whiskey
3 - 5 oz Top Note Club No 1
Starting with your chilled glass, pour your whiskey (1.5 oz - 2 oz) into the mug. Add ice. Top the drink with club soda by pouring down the side of the glass, avoiding the ice as much as possible. Add a twist of lemon or squeeze if you like, and stir gently. Garnish with lemon peel.
Enjoy it like a cool cold tall drink! It is refreshing and lighter proof. You can have this on a hot afternoon. Cheers!