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Cider and Cran/Ginger Spritz
4 oz Fresh Pressed Apple Cider
4 oz top Note Ginger Beer
4-5 cranberries gently heated in microwave, 1 ginger slice sliver
Sparkling Water to taste
Optional - 1/2 oz Cranberry Liqueur
Muddle ginger slice and cranberries in a shaker. Pour cider on top. Muddle and shake for 30 seconds. Strain into rocks glass over ice, pour Top Note Ginger Beer over the cider. Taste and dilute with 1 - 2 oz sparkling water to taste (if less sweetness is desired). Garnish with Candied Ginger and cranberry on a spear. This can also be made with Cranberry liqueur if desired. Suggested - Add 1/2 oz great Lakes Distillery Cranberry Liqueur.
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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.
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2 ounces mezcal
8 ounces Top Note Grapefruit Soda
cilantro leaves, for garnish (optional)
thinly sliced grapefruit, for garnish (optional)
Makes 2 cocktails
In a cocktail shaker, muddle cilantro, 1 oz Top Note Grapefruit Soda, and Mezcal. Close and shake with ice for 20 seconds. Strain into a glass with ice and top with Top Note Grapefruit Soda. Garnish
Photo Credit and Recipe Influence Dolly and Oatmeal Blog
Cel-Out - Inspired By PDT Hong Kong
3/4 oz Mezcal
3/4 oz Fresh Celery Juice (Use a blender to grind 5-7 stalks of celery and strain through a cheesecloth bag. Store for 3-5 days in the fridge)
4 oz Top Note Grapefruit Soda
Lime wedge, Salt garnish or Celery Stalk and Cucumber
Rim edge of a collins glass with a lime wedge and dip into fine ground kosher salt. Add mezcal, celery juice to glass. Add ice. Gently pour grapefruit soda into glass. Stir and serve with a lime wedge.
Fallin for You
1/4 oz St Elizabeth's Allspice Dram
1 oz Pumpkin Vodka or Whiskey
3 oz Bitter Lemon
Orange/Clove or Lemon Peel garnish
Build cocktail in a collins glass, starting with dram, spirits (vodka or whiskey) and ice. Add Bitter lemon along side of ice. Stir gently and garnish.
Indian Summer - Inspired by AVEC Chicago
1 oz Master’s Gin
1 oz Ferreria white port
3 oz Top Note Indian Tonic Water
2 slices muddled blood orange
1 lime wedge muddled
Combine all ingredients except for Top Note Indian Tonic Water in highball glass. Fill with ice and top with Top Note Indian Tonic Water.
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.
A great way to use up some less than perfect Rose from your cellar. Bitter Lemon makes the perfect wingman in a Spritz of any kind.
½ oz Cocchi Vermouth (Sweet)
3 oz Rose Wine
3 oz Top Note Bitter Lemon Soda
Mix contents in a pitcher (multiply by the drinks you intend to serve) and pour over ice in a wine glass.