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The Cool Collected One
Sometimes a G&T sounds great, but you suddenly realized you have to stay level and cool & collected for your party of guests. Try this simple "hack" to get the Gin flavor you want but with a juice press you can make at home!
4 oz Top Note Classic Tonic Water
2 oz savory juice press (see below)
2 dashes bitters
Juniper Berries, Lime Wheel, Cucumber Wheel garnish
Build drink as you would a G&T, but instead of Gin add Juice Press. Garnish as you wish with Cucumbers or Lime.
If going for fancy, in a large balloon goblet, add a lime wheel and cucumber wheels first into the glass, add 2 dashes bitters, and build drink on top. Add ice. This makes a "pink drink" but builds fantastic flavor as the drinks sits and ice melts. Enjoy!
Juice Press: Blend 2 cucumbers, 3 stalks celery, 1 fresh lemon juiced in a blender. Pour into a cheesecloth and strain pulp. Save in a ball jar for up two 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
Non Alcoholic Gin and Tonic
Let's get this down...No longer do we have to buy gin to drink Gin and Tonic! Thanks to brands like Seedlip. So try it!
4 oz of Top Note Classic Tonic
1.5 oz Seedlip Garden
Photo by https://www.gastronomblog.com/
Spritz Italiano_Sans Alcohol
How about a Spritz? Bitter and refreshing, the alcohol isn't needed in this version...
4 oz Top Note Indian Tonic
4 oz San Bitter (S Pelligrino)
2 shakes Angostura Bitters (Optional)
Lime and Orange Slices
In a large balloon glass, mix the first two ingredients, bitters and stir. Drop in slices of lime and orange. Add ice. Drink and enjoy!
Photo Credit Sofabfood https://sofabfood.com/aperol-spritz-classic-cocktail/
Basil Cucumber Smash
Fresh basil - 3 - 5 leaves
Fresh Cucumber - 5 slices
Sugar Cube (optional)
Angostura orange bitters - 3- 5 shakes
5 oz Top Note Indian Tonic Water
In a cocktail shaker, muddle cucumber, basil, sugar cube, and bitters. Add ice and shake. Strain into a rocks glass. Add Top Note Indian Tonic and Ice. Garnish with a Cucumber slice and basil if desired.
White Port and Tonic
Makes 2 drinks
1/2 cup White Port
6 - 8 oz Top Note Indian Tonic water or Bitter Lemon Soda
1/2 of a lemon squeezed
Mix all ingredients in a pitcher. Squeeze 1/2 lemon into pitcher. Stir gently and serve in rocks glass or collins glass over ice. Garnish with a lemon wedge and sprig of Thyme or Rosemary.
Pear Vodka and Tonic
Try this fall twist on Vodka and Tonic. Can also work with Gin!
1.5 oz Pear Soaked Vodka
3 - 5 oz Top Note Classic Tonic
Soak 2 Bosc Pears in a 1/2 bottle of vodka for 1 week. Strain and use for recipe. Add Pear Vodka and Top Note Classic Tonic to a rocks glass. Ice and Serve. May be garnished with a pear slice and star anise.
Photo Credit - Wegmans Stores
Rum and Tonic
The Classic especially good with a strong barrel/vanilla nosed rum (tastes like a Rum and Cola, but better), a clean clear rum with the Bitter Lemon, and last a floral rhum agricole with Indian Tonic. have fun!
3 oz Top Note Tonic: Bitter Lemon, Indian Tonic or Classic Tonic
1.5 - 2 oz an excellent rum of choice.
Ice and stir - DONE
Add a lime if you desire.
Coffee Tonic or E&T - Inspired by Kickapoo Coffee, Milwaukee WI
Seriously - So easy! You will wonder what took you so long to do this.
4 oz Cold Brew (Choose a good one, low bitterness is key)
4 oz Top Note Indian Tonic or Classic Tonic (For Ice tea like flavor)
Start with a frothy nitro cold brew or standard in a cup with ice. Carefully pour tonic on side of ice. Quick stir. Lemon Peel or Orange garnish.
½ - 1 oz Bitter Liqueur like Campari or Cappelletti
½ - 1 oz Sweet Red Vermouth like Cocchi or Punt o Mes
4 oz Top Note Bitter Lemon Soda
Build ingredients in a highball glass except bitter liqueur. Ice. Drizzle red liqueur over ice and garnish with lemon peel twirl.
"New favorite" Tequlia and Tonic - Ray's Wine and Spirits, Wauwatosa, WI
A simple way to enjoy tequila without the calories of margarita
1.5 - 2 oz Tequila (Blanco or Reposado)
4 oz Top Note Classic Tonic
Build in a rocks glass with one large ice cube. Garnish with grapefruit wedge or lime wedge. Sip and enjoy!