Winter Cocktails

This is a curated selection of our most current or seasonal recipes. You can filter our recipes by simply
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And the Beet Goes On - Montrio Bistro, Monterey CA

And the Beet Goes On - Montrio Bistro, Monterey CA

A refreshing Non-Alc for the summer
4 oz Top Note Grapefruit
2 oz Roasted beet juice
Few dashed Bitter Truth cucumber bitters
Drop of Fennel oil - Or Fennel Frond
Squeeze of Fresh lime (1/4 oz)
Rosemary garnish
Add beet juice, lime, fennel frond and bitters to a shaker. Shake well with ice. Strain and pour over fresh ice. Top with Top Note Grapefruit and garnish. 
Ginger and Cider - Inspired by Lost Valley Cider Co, Milwaukee WI

Ginger and Cider - Inspired by Lost Valley Cider Co, Milwaukee WI

Make this as an alcoholic Cider Radler or with non-acl fresh pressed cider this fall

4 oz Tart Fresh Pressed Cider

3 oz Top Note Ginger Beer

Build two ingredients in highball glass. Ice. garnish with Dried Apple, or Ginger Spear and lime wheel. 

Gin Pear Collins

Gin Pear Collins

Gin Pear Collins - 1 cocktail

2 oz Pear Puree Syrup (Or Pear Puree from the store)

1.5 oz Gin

0.5 oz Lemon Juice

3 oz Top Note Club Soda No 1

Make a pear puree syrup; In a saucepan, pour 2 cups pear puree, add 2 T lemon juice, 1/2 c sugar, 1/2 c water, a sprig of rosemary, and 1/2 t cloves. Bring to a boil for only 1 min or until sugar has dissolved. Cool and store in the fridge. You may remove the rosemary sprig. Strain before using!


In a shaker, add the pear puree syrup, lemon juice and gin. Add ice and shake.
Build your cocktail glass with slices of pears and ice. Strain the shaker over your glass.


Top with Top Note Club Soda.


To batch this out, make 2 cocktails at a time in a large shaker. The shaking adds some froth and density to the drink.

Glasgow Mule

Glasgow Mule

The Glasgow Mule is a smokier, floral spin on the more ubiquitous Moscow Mule. Both recipes are built on a foundation of spirit, citrus and ginger beer, but the Glasgow Mule features the addition of sweet, fragrant Elderflower Liqueur and spiced Angostura bitters for a more complex drinking experience.
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Glasgow Mule

2 oz blended Scotch whisky
.5 oz Elderflower Liqueur
.75 oz lemon juice
A few dashes Angostura bitters
4 oz Ginger Beer @topnotetonic

Stir all ingredients together in a mule mug or tall glass. Top up with crushed ice and garnish with a lemon wheel and candied ginger.

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Spiced Gin & Tonic

Spiced Gin & Tonic

Infusing spirits is a fun and easy way to elevate your cocktails. This time of year, we gravitate towards warming spices to add a cozy depth to our at-home happy hours. Play around with what you have on hand (cinnamon sticks, whole allspice, juniper berries, etc.) to create your ideal spirit-spicing mix!

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Spiced Gin & Tonic

2 oz spiced vodka
4 oz @topnotetonic Classic Tonic
Optional: simple syrup, to taste

Stir everything together in a glass with ice. Garnish with an orange peel, if desired.

Spiced vodka: add 2 crushed cardamom pods and 2 tsp whole cloves to a jar and top with 8 oz vodka. Let steep for 2 days, then strain out the spices and enjoy.
Wonderful Times

Wonderful Times

We might be celebrating the holidays a bit differently this year, but one thing we’re grateful for every year is holiday cocktails!

Today we’re shaking up a riff on a cocktail we spotted last year by Clay Kirkland of @wisecraft_mixology, featuring vodka infused with seasonal spices, tart cranberry juice, and our very own club soda.

Many thanks to the social media movers, shakers and mixologists making this season a bit brighter! ✨

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“Wonderful Times”

2 oz spiced vodka
.5 oz orange liqueur
1.5 oz unsweetened cranberry juice
.5 oz lime juice
1 oz simple syrup
@topnotetonic Club Soda No. 1, to top

Shake all ingredients except club soda with ice, then strain into a glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with fresh rosemary and cranberries.

Spiced vodka: Spiced vodka: add 2 crushed cardamom pods and 2 tsp whole cloves to a jar and top with 8 oz vodka. Let steep for 2 days, then strain out the spices and enjoy.
Gin Sonic

Gin Sonic

If your clothes are fitting a little more snug after all the holidays, you may be craving a cocktail to cleanse your palate without weighing you down.

Enter: the Gin Sonic.

Nope, not a typo. It’s what you get when you mix @suntory_rokugin with equal parts tonic water and club soda.Steph

We love the simple elegance and balance of this cocktail and we’re betting you will, too.

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Gin Sonic

1.5 oz Suntory Roku Gin
2.25 oz Top Note Club Soda No. 1
2.25 oz Top Note Classic Tonic

Mix ingredients together in a glass with ice and toss in a slice or three of fresh citrus.
Top Note Old Fashion(ed) Sour

Top Note Old Fashion(ed) Sour

A classic by any standard, we use our grapefruit soda as a sour mix to amp the barrel aged spirit you choose to make this classic cocktail with!

 

1.5 oz Brandy or Bourbon of your choice

1 orange slice 

2 perfect maraschino cherries

1 sugar cube

Orange bitters

2 - 3 oz Top Note grapefruit soda

Place sugar cube in rocks glass. Top with a few dashes of bitters, orange slice and cherry. Muddle. Pour spirit (Bourbon, Whiskey or Brandy) into a rocks glass. Garnish with cherry and or orange slice. Options - Go without sugar cube! 

Top with ice, and pour Top Note Grapefruit on top. Stir quickly and enjoy. Cap Top Note bottle off for next time you make a drink! 

 

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