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Coffee & Amaro Tonic

Coffee & Amaro Tonic

Our Indian Tonic Water is the perfect match for both coffee and amaro, so why not combine them into one deliciously low-proof cocktail? Customize the recipe by using your favorite coffee and amaro - so many combinations to try! Here’s a few suggestions to get you started:

  • Dark Roast Espresso Blend & Amaro Montenegro: smoky, chocolatey, sweet vanilla

  • Medium Roast Cold Brew Blend & Amaro Nardini: minty, chocolatey, smooth

  • Light Roast Ethiopian Coffee & Zucca: fruity, floral, bright

  • Chicory Coffee & Averna: nutty, herbaceous, licorice

Coffee & Amaro Tonic Recipe:

2 oz Cold Brew Coffee or Espresso

1 oz Italian Amaro

3 oz Top Note Indian Tonic Water

Garnish: Orange Wedge

Add Tonic Water and Amaro to an ice-filled glass, then slowly pour in coffee. Garnish and enjoy.

Shoeless Josephine

Shoeless Josephine

Our low-proof spin on the Shoeless Joe coffee cocktail is nothing short of a home run!

Shoeless Josephine Recipe:

2 oz Cold Brew Coffee or Espresso

1 oz Cherry Liqueur

4 oz Top Note Ginger Beer

Garnish: Cocktail Cherry

Stir all 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.

Sheetal Bhagat’s Spice Note Mule

Sheetal Bhagat’s Spice Note Mule

For fans of Mule cocktails, this unique tequila-based recipe has extra depth of flavor provided by Spice Note’s Cumin Tequila.

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

Sheetal Bhagat’s Spice Note Mule Recipe:

1 oz Spice Note Cumin Tequila

.5 oz lemon simple syrup (or regular simple syrup)

1 oz fresh lemon juice

Top Note Ginger Beer, to top

Garnish: lemon peel

Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake well. Pour into a Collins glass filled with ice, top with Ginger Beer 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.

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.

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.

Robby Haynes’s Low-Proof Saffron Mule

Robby Haynes’s Low-Proof Saffron Mule

With only ½-ounce of liqueur, this low-proof highball is “less of a cocktail and more of a flavor experience,” says Apologue Liqueurs co-founder Robby Haynes. If you’re looking to up the alcohol content, Robby recommends the addition of tequila or gin.

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

 

Image credit: Robby Haynes/Apologue Liqueurs

 

Robby Haynes’s Low-Proof Saffron Mule Recipe:

1 lime, cut into 8 chunks

.5 oz Apologue Saffron Liqueur

Top Note Ginger Beer, to top

Garnish: lime wedge, optional

Muddle 3 of the lime chunks in the bottom of a Collins glass. Add Liqueur and fill with ice. Top with Ginger Beer, stir and enjoy.

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.

Rachel Miller's Gin & Tonic

Rachel Miller's Gin & Tonic

"The classic Champagne Cocktail (bitters, sugar, sparkling wine) is one of my favorite drinks. It's delicious, celebratory, and so easy. Often it's finished with an expression of lemon over the top, and I like mine with just a drop of absinthe on top as well. This highball uses the tonic water to achieve the sparkle and the light bitter-sweet flavor of a Champagne Cocktail, along with tonic's best friend gin, a lemon cordial to amplify the lemon accent, and a touch of absinthe (optional), my preferred finish to the drink." - Rachel Miller

Rachel Miller's Gin & Tonic Recipe:

1 oz gin

.5 oz lemon cordial*

4 oz Top Note Classic Tonic Water

2-3 drops absinthe

Garnish: expressed lemon peel

Stir gin, cordial and tonic together in an ice-filled highball glass, finish with absinthe, and garnish.

*Lemon Cordial: Zest two lemons and set the zest aside. Juice the lemons and heat the juice in a pan with an equal amount, by volume, of white sugar. Bring the lemon juice and sugar to a boil, then immediately remove from heat and pour over the zest. Allow to cool and steep at least ten minutes, then strain well. Yields ~4oz cordial (multiply the recipe as needed for more cordial). Stored in the fridge, it will last for weeks.

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