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Gentiana Tonic Water

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Gentiana Jungle Bird

Gentiana Jungle Bird

The Jungle Bird is a modern classic popular on craft cocktail menus and at tiki bars around the world. Our version swaps out Campari for Gentiana, adding a pleasant fizz while retaining the herbal bitterness of the original recipe.

Gentiana Jungle Bird Recipe:

1.5 oz dark rum

1.5 oz pineapple juice

.5 oz lime juice

.5 oz simple syrup

2 oz Top Note Gentiana Tonic Water

Garnish: dehydrated pineapple and maraschino cocktail cherry

Combine all ingredients except Tonic Water in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into an ice-filled glass. Top with Tonic Water, stir and garnish.

Pen Pal

Pen Pal

This warming whiskey-tonic cocktail is reminiscent of both the Boulevardier and Negroni. Bitter and spirit-forward with enough of a citrus backbone to keep it from feeling too heavy, the Pen Pal is one to sip year-round.

Pen Pal Recipe:

1.5 oz rye

1.5 oz dry vermouth

2 oz Top Note Gentiana Tonic Water

Garnish: lemon slice

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

Disco Nap

Disco Nap

Ever wonder what would happen if a Paloma got together with a Hemingway Daiquiri? The Disco Nap does not disappoint!

Disco Nap Recipe:

2 oz blanco tequila

.75 oz simple syrup

.5 oz lime juice

.5 oz grapefruit juice

3 oz Top Note Gentiana Tonic Water

Garnish: fresh rosemary, orange wheel and/or twist

Combine all ingredients except Tonic Water in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into an ice-filled glass. Top with Tonic Water, stir and garnish.

Birds Of A Feather

Birds Of A Feather

Calling all Negroni lovers, this one's for you. Following an equal parts formula and adding a dash of absinthe for depth, this tonic cocktail is warming and bitter with hints of anise and citrus.

Birds Of A Feather Recipe:

1 oz London dry gin

1 oz sweet vermouth

1 dash absinthe

1 oz Top Note Gentiana Tonic Water

Garnish: orange peel

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

Gentiana Coffee Tonic

Gentiana Coffee Tonic

Whisk yourself away to a modern European café with this spiked Coffee Tonic cocktail! Mix your favorite gin and coffee for a recipe that’s uniquely yours.

Gentiana Coffee Tonic Recipe:

1 oz gin

1 oz coffee liqueur

1 oz cold brew coffee or espresso

4 oz Gentiana Tonic Water

Garnish: orange wedge

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

Midnight in Paris

Midnight in Paris

Classic and spirit-forward cocktail fans will love this Boulevardier riff! In this sparkling variation, Gentiana stands in for Campari while a smooth barrel-strength bourbon balances out the sweetness of vermouth and bitterness of the tonic.

Midnight in Paris Recipe:

1.25 oz barrel-strength bourbon

1 oz sweet vermouth

3 oz Top Note Gentiana Tonic Water

Garnish: orange slice and cocktail cherry

Stir ingredients together in a glass with ice and garnish.

Summer Crush

Summer Crush

Complex and herbaceous, this low-proof cocktail is perfect for spritz fans looking for a tropical-inspired twist.

Summer Crush Recipe:

1 oz Campari

.25 oz lime juice

2 oz Top Note Gentiana Tonic Water

Garnish: orange wheel

Fill a glass with crushed ice and add Tonic Water. Add Campari, lime juice and cubed ice to a cocktail shaker and shake until chilled. Strain into glass and garnish.

Vespa

Vespa

Fans of spritzes and dry martinis will love this bitter, earthy cocktail - and clocking in at an ultra low-proof, it’s just as perfect for leisurely afternoon happy hours as it is for long nights of partying.

Vespa Recipe:

1 oz dry vermouth, chilled

3 dashes orange bitters

3 oz Top Note Gentiana Tonic Water

Garnish: green olives

Add bitters to a chilled cocktail glass. Add vermouth, finish with Tonic Water and garnish.

Vermouth & Tonic

Vermouth & Tonic

When you’re in the mood for a refreshing spritz but desire a bit more body and complexity of flavor, try mixing your favorite sweet vermouth with tonic water. We love garnishing with sweet sangria olives for a Mediterranean twist.

Vermouth & Tonic Recipe:

2 oz sweet vermouth

5 oz Top Note Gentiana Tonic Water

Garnish: orange slice and green olives

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

Gentiana Italiana

Gentiana Italiana

Gentiana is the first gentian-forward tonic water produced in the United States since the late 19th century. This uniquely bittersweet beverage is perfect for fans of classic Italian aperitivo sodas and those looking to treat themselves to a low-sugar spirit-free cocktail.

Gentiana Italiana Recipe:

4 oz Top Note Gentiana Tonic Water

Garnish: green olive and orange twist

Pour the tonic water into a chilled coupe glass and garnish.

Mediterranean Sunset Spritz

Mediterranean Sunset Spritz

Who says dreams don't come true? Stir up this low-ABV spritz and start planning your ultimate Mediterranean vacation!

Mediterranean Sunset Spritz Recipe:

1.5 oz Aperol

2 oz orange juice

4 oz Top Note Gentiana Tonic Water

Garnish: orange slices

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

Brian Boyce's Zarletti N/A Spritz

Brian Boyce's Zarletti N/A Spritz

Milwaukee’s Zarletti is serious about their non-alcoholic recipes, proving that this burgeoning category of drinks can be as innovative and complex as anything else on their menu.

Be sure to check out our Q&A with Zarletti GM Bryan Boyce and keep up with them on Instagram.

Image credit: Bryan Boyce

 

Brian Boyce's Zarletti N/A Spritz Recipe:

1 oz First Press Pierpaolo Pecorari Refosco Juice

3 oz Zera Organic N/A Sparkling Chardonnay 

3 oz Top Note Gentiana Tonic Water

Garnish: fresh orange wheel

Fill a wine glass halfway with ice. Add all ingredients to glass, stir gently, and garnish.

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