Cherry-Lime Rickey. Combined with Champagne and some vanilla ice cream, this recipe was described by user House of Aqua as, "Very creamy, smooth, and tasty!" I'm the former digital director of the Haute Media Group. In my mind, this daily (and highly restorative) ritual is all about focusing on ourselves and having a good chat about the ups and downs of the day. Keep covered and refrigerated for up to 2 weeks. Get the Recipe: Its appearance with Hendrick’s and the other ingredients contributes to a balanced complexity of dry sweetness, light spice and an extremely flavorful journey.” —Vance Henderson, brand ambassador at Hendrick’s Gin. The candied ginger garnish adds a little sugar and spice. Method: Combine all the ingredients into shaker with ice. “This cocktail combines two of my obsessions: the negroni and ice wine. Pour over ice into a tall class, top with Topo Chico. Garnish with a lemon slice and piece of candied ginger. Garnish with edible flowers. Stirring refers to the mixing of the ingredients with ice, by stirring quickly in a … 0.25 oz. **Green Tea Syrup: Steep 20 grams green tea (preferably Mighty Leaf Green Tea Tropical) in 1 liter of simple syrup at room temperature for 18 hours, then strain and refrigerate. But after more than half a year of living in Covidland, we needed something new in terms of libations. Tequila is a magical spirit that takes years to reach the bottle—so you don’t want to create something that covers the natural flavors of the tequila derived from the blue agave. Add with 1L of natural effervescent mineral water or cold water and stir well to combine Serve in mason jars with ice, garnished with a sprig of mint, a strawberry and a slice of lemon Remove greens from strawberries and slice lengthways, reserving a few to garnish. ), “One sip of this cocktail and you’ll be imagining yourself on a tropical beach watching the sunrise. Fresh juices are essential for this drink (as they always should be whenever possible) and the coriander gives an amazing fresh top note, which I think works really well. Step 3: Garnish. You'll hardly miss the vodka with this effervescent mock Moscow mule. Editor tip: To prevent your cocktail from being watered down too much, use the largest ice cubes you can make a home. When it comes to cocktails, I like them citrus-forward, effervescent, and well-balanced (read: not too sweet.) Classic Cocktail Recipes. Grab whatever you have on hand (non-alcoholic sparkling wine, sparkling cider or ginger ale) and use it to top off a simple, homemade orange cream for a fizzy and delicious drink. Make sure you opt for ginger beer (as opposed to ginger ale). Its origin is a bit blurry, with several claims to its creation, but none has been nailed down as definitively correct. Fine strain through chinois. Made with just three simple ingredients including gin, champagne, and lemon juice. Get the Recipe: The odd (but fitting) combination of refreshing coconut water and bright cold brew deliver a smooth eye opening sipper with layers upon layers of flavor.” —Vance Henderson, brand ambassador at Hendrick’s Gin. Virgin Mango Margaritas. Fill a tumbler with crushed ice and set aside. Make simple syrup: In a small saucepan, mix the sugar with 1 cup water. Strain through cheesecloth, coffee filter or lined mesh strainer. Making cocktail recipes at home can be pretty simple, too. Sunny proves it with her 3-ingredient mocktail. Swap lemon and line, spirits, syrups, and-or bitters to create many cocktail variations. And, non-alcoholic mixed drinks are no exception. “When we were opening Sushi|Bar we were looking for a number of great cocktails that would complement the food. All Rights Reserved, This is a BETA experience. GZ’s perfect-for-fall punch is made with apple cider, maple syrup, pear puree and plenty of ground cinnamon. Top with cold Coke and garnish with an orange slice. This effervescent, nonalcoholic mocktail refresher offers the perfect balance of floral, tangy, and sweet flavors. Sparkling Tropical Mock-tail. All from the comfort of your home.” —Fatima Butler, founder and CEO of Rooted in Hospitality and bartender at Pizza Lobo, Chicago, IL. We've rounded up our favorite summery gin cocktail recipes. 1 oz. Bitters are concentrated complex flavors, and their use isn’t limited to cocktails. Sunny's Grapefruit-Coconut Cooler. This mocktail with homemade cranberry syrup and fresh lime juice is tart, slightly sweet and completely refreshing. “The Vamonos Riendo Mezcal has beautiful vegetal tones, so pairing slightly spicy shishito peppers that were grilled seemed like something I had to try. Fruity and refreshing, this mango mocktail has all the trappings of a cocktail — except the tequila. The flamed orange peel garnish provides a hint of smoke to mimic whiskey's oaked taste. Calling all chocolate lovers! Your guests will never guess that the secret ingredient to this tangy and effervescent cocktail is lemonade. “This cocktail is both unusual and awesome because of the combination of flavors. The Jack Rose Royale Recipe Created by Kenta Goto, bartender and owner of NYC’s Bar Goto, this is a bubbly riff on the Jack Rose, a 1920s fruity cocktail. If you’d like to turn it into a tipple, try adding a splash of gin or vodka. Chocolate Martini Mocktail. Five minutes and five ingredients are all you need to mix up two of these non-alcoholic drinks. Non-Alcoholic Margarita. “When crafting this cocktail, we were aiming to satisfy the need for a new spin on a night cap that somehow differed from the traditional espresso martini. Like Paul Virant, Mike Page and pastry chef Todd Feitl think hyper-seasonally. Method: Shake all ingredients with cubed ice, then strain over crushed ice in a copper mule cup. Follow me on Instagram: @kalindahao, © 2020 Forbes Media LLC. Cranberry Spritzer. Ina skips the vodka in this Bloody Mary-inspired mocktail, making it the perfect choice for breakfast or a booze-free brunch. Garnish with a star anise pod. Express grapefruit coin and use as garnish. I tried to put together flavors that work with the fiery kick of ginger, and I had recently made a soup with carrot and coriander. And I have very deep thoughts about life's finer things—like red meat, brown liquor, and green M&Ms. Get the Recipe: This cocktail is not only a nice way to end the evening, but a perfect way to start it as the taste profile is a unique blend of chocolate, coffee, and orange.” —Juliana Fisher, bar manager at The Dewberry Charleston, SC. “I was inspired by the humming borough of Melbourne’s Central Business District (CBD), which is a melting pot of Asian cuisines. We find that yuzu (a type of Japanese citrus) adds a nice level of complexity to many citrus-forward drinks, and the unusual addition of Tamari adds a small amount of salt, as well as a bit of umami, which, when used in the right drink, can add quite a bit of depth and balance.” —Joshua Novaski, bartender at High West Distillery, 1 oz. Get the Recipe: ©2014 Television Food Netword All rights reserved, Photo By: Stephen Murello So, I decided to reach out to some of America’s finest bartenders for inspiration—and they, of course, delivered. Trisha solves that problem by shaking her lemon simple syrup-sweetened tea in a cocktail shaker with ice — and straining the chilled tea into a martini glass for the perfect mocktail. Get the Recipe: Get the Recipe: Top with ginger beer, more ice, and garnish with carrot slices. Method: Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice, stir, and strain into a martini glass. Add the El Tesoro, gojuchang, and agave syrup—and shake. Stirring Method. Follow me on Instagram (@kalindahao) and Twitter (@karlaalindahao), I cover all things luxury lifestyle—with a focus on food, spirits, and travel. Hence, a cocktail. If you have dried mushrooms, grind those up and add a healthy pinch to the mixture. Why should a mocktail be any different? Fun, sweet but packs a punch, unique, and full of personality! “I call this the ‘sangre sabia,’ which means ‘wise blood.’ It’s fun a variation on a Bloody Maria, with a Korean twist. A sweet and refreshing sip that’s way better than any cocktail. Get the Recipe: Method: In a shaker muddle the lime (cut into eights) with two cucumber slices. Reduce to a simmer and cook until reduced to 2 cups, about 15 minutes. Method: Build over ice in a salt rimmed highball glass. Garnish with mint, cucumber, and a chile de arbol rim. Americano Cocktail 1.5 oz. A sort of centering, if you will. Preparation. She uses lemon-lime soda to give this simple, speedy frozen mocktail it’s familiar flavor. Rittenhouse Rye. Iced teas tend to get watered down as the ice in your cup melts. Rather than using hot sauce and tomato to create the savory, spicy drink that we all recognize, this version is less heavy and more aromatic and effervescent. Shake vigorously, then double strain into a coupe and garnish. (Can be served up or on regular rocks as well. It uses a pink … Mancino Rosso Vermouth. Written by Leandra Beabout on October 29, 2020. Method: Shake ingredients over ice and double strain into coupe. Honey Orangeade. Get the Recipe: More Syrup Recipes. Play mixologist with this fizzy apple-cider sour. Mock Grapefruit-Pom Paloma. Tea-Tini Mocktail. Combine equal parts (by weight) water, agave syrup, and roasted peppers—then blend. Chinese 5-spice powder in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. What I did find tended to be more fruity and effervescent, as with this blend of Scotch, pumpkin and ginger beer or this pumpkin-ginger “martini,” both of which look perfect for a hot September afternoon. The Best Cocktail Recipes from The Kitchen 35 Photos. Written by Leandra Beabout on October 29, 2020. While it might seem intimidating, making a great cocktail is 100% accessible. Cranberry-Lime Mocktail. The appearance of a scant amount of turmeric in this drink is the welcomed ‘unannounced’ ingredient no one would expect. our office kitchen) and crafted three recipes that are so light and fizzy, they'll add a… “The silly ‘What Cocktail Are You?’ online quizzes were the inspiration behind this cocktail. It’s like a Nordic amuse bouche, in the form of a cocktail.” —Trevor Schneider, national ambassador at Reyka Vodka. Method: Fill a highball glass with cubed ice. You won’t miss the gin (or bourbon) with this rickey-inspired mocktail. “This drink is a riff on a mule, one of the most popular and easily customizable vodka drinks out there, and certainly a staple of any bar I have ever been to in the United States. So I love forks in the road. A Spritz is a bubbly, wine-based aperitif cocktail from Northern Italy that's commonly enjoyed before a meal, and when in Texas, just add Tito's. Get lost in the snow with this one.” —Meredith Barry, beverage development at Niche Food Group. Fine strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with sea salt and vegetable ash rim, roasted shishito pepper. She mixes grapefruit juice, cream of coconut and agave nectar for a sweet and refreshing sip that’s sure to please. Photo By: Jason Clairy 20 Booze-Free Cocktail Recipes to Make You Fall in Love with Sober Living. Add ice. As we’ve gone about our research, we’ve found that signature alcoholic drinks add infinitely more fun to any evening! An effervescent gin and tonic or astringent Negroni is perfect on a hot afternoon. Brood Brew. Strain into 12-ounce glass, add a little sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) from end of spoon and fill glass with … You'll hardly miss the vodka with this effervescent mock Moscow mule. I write about travel and food. Winter Spice Lemonade. Get the Recipe: Stir until dissolved, let cool before using. The strong flavors of the rye whiskey and applejack fire at you, while the herbaceousness of the green chartreuse refuses to stay unheard. Booze-free cocktail recipes; ... Fruity and effervescent. Train your palate to recognize a well-balanced cocktail. **Chinese 5 Spice Honey Syrup: Combine 2 cups honey, ½ cup water, and 1½ tbsp. Get the Recipe: Gran Classico. Shake until chilled. Kara Newman Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2018 Sweet and lovely, the rosé berry bliss is a great last-minute punch. 0.25 oz. I'm the former digital director of the Haute Media Group. For a more robust syrup, try turbinado sugar. Prosecco was added to the drink much later and has become a crucial player in the success and popularity of the drink today by making it even more effervescent and easy to drink while retaining the bright and lively color. You don’t need alcohol to make a great mixed drink! green tea syrup (you can purchase this on Amazon or use the simple recipe below)**. You don’t need a ton of ingredients to make a great mixed drink. ©Clairy Productions Inc. Photo By: Jeffrey Neira Sprinkle a small pinch of cayenne pepper on top of a cucumber slice. This is the cocktail you have after a really good week at work or a really bad one.” â€”Juan Fernandez, beverage director at The Ballantyne: A Luxury Collection Hotel, Charlotte, NC. **Beet Syrup: Combine ½ cup granulated sugar, 3 oz. 2 large Granny Smith apples (optional) Method: Combine all ingredients and shake. “This cocktail gives vibes of enjoying a matcha latte from your favorite cafe and eating dessert after having great sushi, both with a nice gin kick. This refreshing fizzy drink swaps out tequila for the pleasant pucker of grapefruit and pomegranate juices. I've also done time at The New, I cover all things luxury lifestyle—with a focus on food, spirits, and travel. Bitter, sweet, and textured, this clear-as-ice negroni variation is perfect with the botanical wormwood-finished Roku Gin. Combined with Champagne and some vanilla ice cream, this recipe was described by user House of Aqua as, "Very creamy, smooth, and tasty!" It’s a melting pot of Brazilian, Polish, and Italian heritage with bakeries serving pao de queijo a few doors down from ones slinging cannolis. The candied ginger garnish adds a little sugar and spice. When you're craving a sweet-tart, refreshing margarita but don't want the alcohol (or are in the mood for an any-time-of-the-day drink featuring a fun umbrella) break out your blender and start here. The mustard seed give a burst of flavor (it’s meant to be eaten) and the dill pickle finishes with the satisfying crunch! Turn your favorite coconut-flavored seltzer into a bubbly virgin pina colada. “A great tequila cocktail demonstrates balance between the flavors used as ingredients and the flavor profile of the tequila. Campari 1.5 oz. So I thought it would be great to try and make a drink that had the same earthy, vegetal flavors. Turn simple, homemade lemonade into an alcohol-free, party-worthy sip by adding fresh ginger, star anise and cinnamon sticks. Despite the fizzy cocktail’s luxurious reputation, the ingredients in a French 75 are quite simple starting with the following alcohol – gin and champagne. Top with Mexican cola and stir with a knife to honor the drink’s creator, Don Javier of the world-famous La Capilla Cantina. Blend ingredients until smooth. “This cocktail is inspired by my neighborhood (Wellington-Harrington) in East Cambridge, Massachusetts, where I have now lived for over a decade. Beyond Cocktails. I use a Korean red pepper paste called gojuchang, which is becoming very popular and available at most high-end grocery chains as well as any Asian grocer.” —Alejandro de la Parra at bar director at Teardrop Lounge, Portland, OR. The ultimate celebratory cocktail recipe, the French 75 is bright, refreshing, and effervescent. Aperol Spritzes for Everyone! The Paloma is a citrusy and effervescent Collins-style cocktail that combines tequila, lime juice and grapefruit soda. Cola-like bittersweet, effervescent, and herbal, this cocktail is perfect for a hot summer afternoon. Stir until diluted. espresso. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Photo By: Jackie Alpers roasted shishito pepper agave syrup**. It’s spicier — and the perfect balance for sweet mango. “This is a surprisingly delicious and refreshing cocktail. We took the ever-classic to the Tito's Test Kitchen (a.k.a. The pickle brine and mustard seeds are unusual for a martini. All Rights Reserved. Combine Laird’s Applejack, lemon juice… We've rounded up our favorite summery gin cocktail recipes. Ree’s mixing up refreshing, mango margarita-inspired slushies. My American wife hates coriander—or cilantro as she would call it—but even she liked this drink. Garnish with grated nutmeg and mint. Drawing from the thriving area of this part of town, I created a twist on the classic sour cocktail.” —Tui TeKaaho, former beverage director at Peachy’s, New York.