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Gentiana Coffee Tonic

Gentiana Coffee Tonic

Whisk yourself away to a modern European café with this spiked Coffee Tonic cocktail! Mix your favorite gin and coffee for a recipe that’s uniquely yours.

Gentiana Coffee Tonic Recipe:

1 oz gin

1 oz coffee liqueur

1 oz cold brew coffee or espresso

4 oz Gentiana Tonic Water

Garnish: orange wedge

Stir ingredients together in an ice-filled glass and garnish.

Midnight in Paris

Midnight in Paris

Classic and spirit-forward cocktail fans will love this Boulevardier riff! In this sparkling variation, Gentiana stands in for Campari while a smooth barrel-strength bourbon balances out the sweetness of vermouth and bitterness of the tonic.

Midnight in Paris Recipe:

1.25 oz barrel-strength bourbon

1 oz sweet vermouth

3 oz Top Note Gentiana Tonic Water

Garnish: orange slice and cocktail cherry

Stir 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.

Sheetal Bhagat’s Spice Note Sparkling Paloma

Sheetal Bhagat’s Spice Note Sparkling Paloma

If you love Palomas as much as we do, you’re definitely going to want to try this simple spiced twist with Spice Note’s Cinnamon Tequila.

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

Sheetal Bhagat’s Spice Note Sparkling Paloma Recipe:

1.5 oz Spice Note Cinnamon Tequila

1.5 oz fresh grapefruit juice

.5 oz fresh lime juice

.5 oz simple syrup

Top Note Sparkling Grapefruit Soda, to top

Garnish: lime wheel

Add all ingredients except Soda to a shaker with ice and shake well. Pour into a Collins glass filled with ice, top with Soda and garnish.

 

 

Vespa

Vespa

Fans of spritzes and dry martinis will love this bitter, earthy cocktail - and clocking in at an ultra low-proof, it’s just as perfect for leisurely afternoon happy hours as it is for long nights of partying.

Vespa Recipe:

1 oz dry vermouth, chilled

3 dashes orange bitters

3 oz Top Note Gentiana Tonic Water

Garnish: green olives

Add bitters to a chilled cocktail glass. Add vermouth, finish with Tonic Water 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.

Gentiana Italiana

Gentiana Italiana

Gentiana is the first gentian-forward tonic water produced in the United States since the late 19th century. This uniquely bittersweet beverage is perfect for fans of classic Italian aperitivo sodas and those looking to treat themselves to a low-sugar spirit-free cocktail.

Gentiana Italiana Recipe:

4 oz Top Note Gentiana Tonic Water

Garnish: green olive and orange twist

Pour the tonic water into a chilled coupe 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.

Katie Stryjewski’s Travel Insurance

Katie Stryjewski’s Travel Insurance

This simple 3-ingredient cocktail is deceptively complex and definitely elegant, featuring top notes of lemon and bergamot and a fruity earthiness courtesy of rhum agricole.

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

Katie Stryjewski’s Travel Insurance Recipe:

1.5 oz rhum agricole

.5 oz Italicus

3.5 oz Top Note Bitter Lemon Tonic Water

Garnish: dehydrated lime slice

Build in a Collins or highball glass over ice, top with Tonic Water, and garnish.

Caffè Spritz

Caffè Spritz

Give your coffee routine a European twist! This Espresso & Tonic variation combines two classic Italian libations - espresso and the Spritz cocktail. Perfect for summer sipping and fancy brunching.

Caffè Spritz Recipe:

2 oz freshly brewed espresso or cold brew concentrate

5 oz Top Note Bitter Lemon Tonic Water

Garnish: orange wedge

Add Tonic Water to an ice-filled glass (we like a wine glass for an authentic Italian Spritz experience, but any glass will do), then slowly pour in the coffee. Garnish.

Spirit-Free Ginger-Apple Mule

Spirit-Free Ginger-Apple Mule

Celebrate cider season with this cozy spirit-free Mule!

Spirit-Free Ginger-Apple Mule Recipe:

2 oz cold apple cider

.5 oz lime juice

3 oz Top Note Ginger Beer

Garnish: apple slices, cinnamon stick, star anise (optional)

Stir all ingredients together in a copper Mule mug* filled with crushed or cubed ice. Garnish as desired.

*If you don’t happen to have Mule mugs on hand, any other glass works just as well!

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