Indian Tonic Water
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Evan Knutson’s Gin & Tonic
Sage and citrus are married together with a host of complimentary botanicals in this creative take on the classic Gin & Tonic.
Evan Knutson’s Gin & Tonic Recipe:
1.5 oz sage-infused Death’s Door Gin
2 dashes Bittercube orange bitters
Top Note Indian Tonic Water, to top
Garnish: expressed orange peel (flamed, if desired)
Stir all ingredients together in an ice-filled rocks glass and garnish.
All aboard the matcha train!
If you’re new to matcha, this recipe is a great place to start! Think of it like a sparkling Arnold Palmer made with green tea instead of black.
If you’re already an avid matcha fan but haven’t tried it in a carbonated drink yet, prepare to be wowed!
Matcha Tonic Recipe:
1 tsp matcha powder
2 oz hot water
1 oz simple syrup
1 oz lemon juice
Garnish: fresh lemon slice
Whisk the matcha, simple syrup and hot water together until frothy. Set aside for a moment while you fill a glass with ice, lemon juice and Indian Tonic. Top with the matcha mixture, stir, and garnish.
Maple Hibiscus Spritz
Have you experimented with shrubs?
Shrubs are made from vinegar, fruits and sugar and can be sipped on their own or used in a variety of recipes. Their bright acidity and complex sweetness are perfect for mixing into unique and exciting zero-proof drinks.
Maple Hibiscus Spritz Recipe:
.75 oz lime juice
.5 oz simple syrup
Garnish: fresh or dehydrated citrus
Stir all ingredients together in a glass filled with hibiscus tea ice cubes and garnish.
Hibiscus Tea Ice Cubes: Brew a batch of hibiscus tea and let cool to room temperature. Pour the tea into an ice cube tray and place the tray in the freezer until fully frozen.
Seedlip's Garden & Tonic
Thanks to innovative companies like Seedlip, zero-proof brand are finding their rightful place among the world of craft spirits.
Seedlip's Garden & Tonic Recipe:
1.75 oz Seedlip Garden 108
4.25 oz Top Note Indian Tonic Water
Garnish: fresh cucumber, lemon peel, and rosemary
Stir ingredients together with ice and garnish.
If you're in the mood for a lighter and brighter after-dinner drink, try an Amaro Tonic. Popular in Venice where the heat and the close quarters of summer tourists can be overwhelming, we decided to name this one the Venetian Mask.
Venetian Mask Recipe:
1.75 oz amaro*
3-4 oz Top Note Indian Tonic Water
Stir ingredients together in a Collins glass or Copa de Balon and garnish.
*We especially like Cardamaro or Amaro Nonino, but any amaro will do! Take the opportunity to highlight the flavors of your chosen amaro with your garnish.
Pisco & Tonic
Spirit-Free Spritz Italiano
Spirit-Free Cucumber Basil Smash
No booze necessary, this spirit-free recipe is sure to lift your spirits on a hot summer day.
Spirit-Free Cucumber Basil Smash Recipe:
4 fresh basil leaves
4 slices fresh cucumber
.5 oz lemon juice
1 sugar cube
3 dashes orange bitters, optional
Garnish: fresh cucumber and basil
Muddle all ingredients except Indian Tonic in a mason jar or heavy-bottomed rocks glass. Top with Indian Tonic and garnish.
White Port & Tonic
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:
Espresso & Tonic
The freshest, fizziest way to enjoy your favorite coffee!
Espresso & Tonic Recipe:
2 oz freshly-brewed espresso or cold brew concentrate
Garnish: fresh citrus
Pour the Indian Tonic into an ice-filled glass, then slowly pour in the coffee. Garnish.
The Spanish G&T is all about the garnish. The possibilities are endless, but the idea is to choose garnishes that complement both the gin and the tonic.
London Dry and other juniper-forward gin's pair well with Classic Tonic, fresh herbs, citrus, and juniper berries. American and other floral-forward gins take well to Indian Tonic and fresh seasonal fruits and edible flowers.
Spanish G&T Recipe:
2 oz gin
4 oz tonic*
2 dashes bitters, optional
Stir all ingredients together with ice in a wide-mouthed wine glass and garnish (*see above for recommendations).