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Winter Chill - Non Alcoholic

Winter Chill - Non Alcoholic

Lay off the booze and recover with a winter chill. This one has potent energy of OJ and Cider, with spice of Ginger for a soothing mix.

1 oz Orange Juice

2 oz Top Note Tonic Ginger Beer

3 oz Sparkling Cider

3 frozen Cranberries

 

Mix together juices, and ice. Top with ginger beer. Gently stir. Add 3 cranberries to garnish. 

Photo Credit and Recipe Inspiration by Chowhound https://www.chowhound.com/recipes/autumn-chiller-13479

Non Alcoholic Gin and Tonic

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!

https://seedlipdrinks.com/uk/cocktails/garden-and-tonic

4 oz of Top Note Classic Tonic

1.5 oz Seedlip Garden

Photo by https://www.gastronomblog.com/

 

Spritz Italiano_Sans Alcohol

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/

Dry Stormy - Ginger Beer and Coconut Water

Dry Stormy - Ginger Beer and Coconut Water

A simple treat for those watching their rum intake. Fake the rum with a splash of coconut water.

4 oz Top Note Ginger Beer

4 oz Coconut Water

1/4 lime squeeze

Combine all ingredients into a tall glass. Stir and add ice. Top with a lime slice. 

Image Credit: Michael Appleton for The New York Times

https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1015320-dark-n-stormy

Basil Cucumber Smash

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. 

 

Bitter Lemon/ Tea Sparkler

Bitter Lemon/ Tea Sparkler

A refreshing tea sparkler as an alternative to over sweet Lemonade

4 oz Top Note Bitter Lemon

4 oz Jasmine Green or Black Tea

1 T honey or sweeter to desired levels

1/4 lemon squeeze

Make tea, sweeten to your liking. Cool in refrigerator. Mix 50/50 with Top Note Bitter Lemon. Ice and add Lemon rind or juice if desired.

Grapefruit Celery Press

Grapefruit Celery Press

4 oz Top Note Grapefruit Soda

2 oz Celery press or Purchased Green/Celery juice from store

1/4 t shaved ginger

Lime, Cucumber, celery spear garnish

To make:

Shave ginger into rock glass. Pour celery press into glass. Top with Top Note Grapefruit. Add 3 thin slices lime. Ice and stir gently. Garnish with cucumber and celery spear.

Celery Press: Blend 3 - 4 stalks celery in a blender. Squeeze juice through a fine mesh bag, or let settle in a refrigerator. Refrigerate pressed juice for up to 3 days. 

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! 

 

White Port and Tonic

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.

Cider and Cran/Ginger  Spritz

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. 

Photo Credit: Zenbelly

Pear Vodka and Tonic

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

 

Dolly Dolly

Dolly Dolly

1/2 cup packed cilantro
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

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