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Club Soda No. 1

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Barrel & Bumble

Barrel & Bumble

A classic Prohibition-era cocktail, the Bees Knees is traditionally shaken and served up, but we also love adding a bit of carbonation to liven it up and lengthen it out from time to time. In this variation, we combine a smooth barrel-aged gin with our ultra bubbly Club Soda No. 1 for a sweet, smoky and effervescent refresher.

Barrel & Bumble Recipe:

2 oz Barrel-Aged Gin

.75 oz Lemon Juice

.5 oz Honey Simple Syrup

Top Note Club Soda No. 1, to top

Garnish: lemon wheel

Stir all ingredients together in an ice-filled Collins glass and garnish.

Aperol & Soda

Aperol & Soda

If you’re anything like us, you love an Aperol Spritz but don’t always have Prosecco on hand. In these instances, when you're craving something bitter and bubbly, Aperol and Club Soda make for a simple and refreshing combo - you won't even miss the Prosecco!

Aperol & Soda Recipe:

2 oz Aperol

4 oz Top Note Club Soda No. 1

Garnish: orange slices

Stir all ingredients together in an ice-filled glass (we like a Copa de Balon or wine glass, but anything will do!) and garnish.

Matt Hiel’s Featherweight

Matt Hiel’s Featherweight

This low-ABV spritz is an “easy, sessionable, lightly bitter, super refreshing drink,” says Wollersheim Distillery bar manager Matt Hiel.

Be sure to check out our Q&A with Matt and keep up with him on Instagram.

Matt Hiel’s Featherweight Recipe:

3 oz Wollersheim White Vermouth

2 oz Top Note Sparkling Grapefruit Soda

1 oz Top Note Club Soda No. 1

1 dash Rhubarb Bitters

Garnish: grapefruit slice

Add bitters, followed by Club Soda, Vermouth and lastly Grapefruit Soda to an oversized wine glass filled with ice. Briefly stir to combine and garnish.

Annie Beebe-Tron's Jacoulot Highball⁠ Recipe

Annie Beebe-Tron's Jacoulot Highball⁠ Recipe

"This highball blends the richness of Jacoulot's Fine de Bourgogne with the earthy complexity of their Le Petit Marc, leading to a dynamic, subtle highball for brandy and whisky drinkers alike." - De Maison Spirits

Be sure to check out our Highballs at High Noon session with De Maison's National Spirits Portfolio Director, Annie Beebe-Tron to watch them build this highball live!

Annie Beebe-Tron's Jacoulot Highball⁠ Recipe:

1 oz Jacoulot Fine de Bourgogne⁠

.5 oz Jacoulot Le Petit Marc⁠

Top Note Club Soda No. 1, to top

Garnish: lemon peel (optional)

Build spirits in a chilled highball glass. Add ice, stir briefly to integrate, and then top with Top Note Club Soda No 1. Garnish if desired.

Julia Momose’s Japanese Whisky Highball

Julia Momose’s Japanese Whisky Highball

“Yes, it’s two ingredients! But as long as you have high-quality ingredients, it can really be an outstanding drink that’s more than the sum of its parts.” - Julia Momose, in conversation with Top Note about the Japanese Whisky Highball

Be sure to check out our Q&A with Julia and follow her on Instagram for more beautiful and inspiring food & drinks.

Image credit: Kailley Lindman

 

Julia Momose’s Japanese Whisky Highball Recipe:

1.5 oz Japanese whisky, from the freezer

Top Note Club Soda No. 1, to top

Build over ice and serve bracingly cold.

Ross Salchow’s Barrel Gin Highball

Ross Salchow’s Barrel Gin Highball

The highball is, in its purest historic iteration: spirit, mixer, and garnish. When you’re working with quality ingredients that complement each other, simple is truly king.

Be sure to check out our Q&A with Ross and follow Great Lakes Distillery on Instagram for the latest distillery news.

Image credit: Ross Salchow


Ross Salchow’s Barrel Gin Highball Recipe:

2 oz Rehorst Barrel Reserve Gin

2 oz Top Note Club Soda No. 1

Garnish: twist of lemon

Stir gin and soda together in an ice-filled old fashioned glass and garnish.

Kirk Jones’s Bitter Sweetheart Highball

Kirk Jones’s Bitter Sweetheart Highball

When asked about the inspiration behind this highball, Kirk laughed and proclaimed that he’d “made it around Valentine’s Day” and that it reminded him of his ex, so it’s fitting that he named it the Bitter Sweetheart!

Be sure to check out our Q&A with Kirk and follow Royal Rose Syrups on Instagram for more cocktail inspiration.

Image credit: Kirk Jones

 

Kirk Jones’s Bitter Sweetheart Highball Recipe:

1.5 oz gin

.5 oz Campari

.5 oz Dry Curaçao

.75 oz Royal Rose Organic Raspberry Syrup

1/2 oz lime juice

Top Note Club Soda No. 1, to top

Shake all ingredients except the club soda in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Strain into an ice-filled highball glass, top with club soda, and stir.

Jon East's Chai Highball

Jon East's Chai Highball

Jon made this for us on our Instagram live series, Highballs at High Noon! While its preparation is simple, this cocktail is incredibly complex.

Be sure to check out our Q&A with Jon and follow him on Instagram for cocktails and cute dog pics.

 Image credit: Jon East

Jon East's Chai Highball Recipe:

1.75 oz Twisted Path Chai Liqueur

1 dash Bittermens Hopped Grapefruit Bitters

1 dash Bittermens Buckspice Gingersnap Bitters

4 drops Bittermens Xocalatl Mole Bitters

6 oz Top Note Club Soda No. 1

Garnish: citrus peel

Stir all ingredients together in a highball glass filled with ice and garnish.

Love Bug

Love Bug

Alchermes is one of our favorite liqueurs for its complex mix of deep spices and delicate florals. Served with a splash of citrus and soda, this is the cocktail to make for the mixologist who thinks they’ve tried it all.

Love Bug Recipe:

2 oz Heirloom Alchermes Liqueur

.75 oz lemon juice

2 oz Top Note Club Soda No. 1

Garnish: cocktail cherry

Shake Alchermes and lemon juice with ice and strain into an ice-filled glass. Top with Club Soda, stir and garnish.

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!

Sparkling Butterfly Pea Lemonade Recipe:

1.5 oz butterfly pea flower syrup

1.5 oz lemon juice

3 oz Top Note Club Soda No. 1

Garnish: fresh or dehydrated citrus

Stir all ingredients together in a glass with ice and garnish. (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.

Grown-Up Shirley Temple

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

2.5 oz Top Note Bitter Lemon Tonic Water

1 tsp maraschino cherry juice

Garnish: maraschino cherries

Stir all ingredients together in a glass filled with ice and garnish.

Gin Pear Collins

Gin Pear Collins

Celebrate the bounty of fall produce with this delicately refreshing highball.

Gin Pear Collins Recipe:

1.5 oz gin

2 oz pear juice (or pear purée)

.5 oz lemon juice

3 oz Top Note Club Soda No. 1

Garnish: fresh rosemary and citrus peel

Add all ingredients except Club Soda to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into an ice-filled glass and top with Club Soda. Stir and garnish.

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