Cocktail Chronicles: Volume 1

Cocktail Chronicles: Volume 1

Welcome to the Cocktail Chronicles, your weekly dose of tips and tricks to make going (and staying) no-and-low easier than ever. Each week we're going to share with you a timely tidbit, a tasty non-alcoholic recipe, and some inspiration to get you ready for the week ahead. 

Something to think about: Bitters For Schmucks

Many classic cocktail recipes like Negronis, Old Fashioneds, and Manhattans call for a dash bitters, but what are they actually? Bitters are made from herbs, spices, fruits, botanicals, and a neutral alcohol to help elevate the flavor profiles of cocktails. The two main types of bitters are Angostura & Peychaud’s.

Angostura bitters are known for their spicy flavor with notes of cloves and cinnamon, and are used in Old Fashioneds. Peychaud’s bitters are used in Sazeracs, but have a flavor of mint and anise. 

Something to sip on: Bayou Sour

spiritless bayou sour

Bayou Sour
2 oz. Spiritless Kentucky 74
1 oz. Peychaud's Bitters
½ oz. fresh lemon juice
3 oz. N/A sparkling amaro or tonic water

Combine all ingredients except sparkling water in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake cold for 10 seconds. Pour into a rocks glass over fresh ice and top with sparkling water of choice. Garnish with a lemon wheel.

Hangovers suck. NA cocktails don’t have to.

Something we’re loving: Need zero-proof inspo?

We’re loving ‘Zero Proof: 90 Non-Alcoholic Recipes for Mindful Drinking’ by Elva Ramirez, a great starter guide if you’re just dipping your toes into the world of non-alcoholic spirits. Ramirez was inspired by the historical roots of the temperance era and the resurgence of a modern mindful drinking movement when carefully crafting 90 recipes for the book. The recipes are organized by flavor profile, which means that  there’s something for everyone! Get it here.

But First, We Mix

Whip up your own drinks at home

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