Are you taking a break from booze this January? Looking for ways to celebrate the new year without alcohol? Try the mouthwatering recipies below at home, enjoy a spirit-free cocktail at Heartwood Provisions or join Beverage Director Amanda Reed for this zero-proof mixology class featuring Dry-Soda Co.
1. Sour Apple Spritz
4 oz Fuji Apple DRY
2 oz White Verjus
1/2 oz Cinnamon-Demerara (recipe below)
Garnish: dried or fresh apple slice
Build ingredients in a Collins glass and mix. Garnish.
8 oz Demerara sugar
8 oz water
2 cinnamon sticks
Combine sugar and water, heat until sugar dissolves. Add cinnamon, infuse for 48 hours. Fine strain.
2. Bitter Bella
3 oz Blood Orange DRY
3/4 oz Grenadine
1 1/2 oz fresh lime
1 dash Fee Brother’s Aromatic Bitters
Garnish: dehydrated or fresh lime wheel
Combine all ingredients, shake and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish.
6 oz Pomegranate juice
6 oz sugar
1 oz Pomegranate molasses
Combine all ingredients. Heat until sugar dissolves.
3. Autumn in Provence
4 oz Cranberry DRY (seasonal 750ml Celebration Bottles!)
1 oz Red Verjus
3/4 oz Herbs de Provence Infused Honey Syrup (recipe below)
1/2 oz fresh lemon
Garnish: thyme or rosemary sprig
Build ingredients into a wine glass and mix. Add ice. Garnish.
Provence Infused Honey Syrup
8 oz honey
4 oz hot water
1/2 oz each: lavender, thyme, rosemary (all destemmed)
Combine honey and water, heat until mixed. Add herbs, infuse for 48 hours. Fine strain.