Mocktails to Get You Through Dry January and Beyond
Our mocktail mixologists have been tinkering with inventive ways to wet your whistle, tickle your taste buds and celebrate your ‘74 — Kentucky 74, that is — with these brand new recipes. Bottoms up!
Sip your citrus with a Spiritless Gold Rush: Combine 2 oz. Spiritless Kentucky 74 with 1 oz. lemon juice and ¾ oz. honey syrup, which is made by dissolving two parts honey in one part water. Add ice, stake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a ribbon of grapefruit peel. Feel the rush.
Warm up your winter nights with our Hot Toddy: Combine 2 oz. Spiritless Kentucky 74, ½ oz. falernum syrup — a Caribbean cocktail syrup with ginger, lime and almonds (we like Fee Brothers or BG Reynolds brands) — and 6 oz. of hot water in a warm mug. Add lemon peel and a cinnamon stick. Enjoy whilst wrapped in a cozy, oversized sweater.
Classic meets contemporary in our Spiritless Manhattan: Combine 1 & 1/2 oz. Spiritless Kentucky 74, 1 & 1/2 oz. non-alcoholic sweet vermouth — try Lyre’s or Versin — and three dashes aromatic bitters, such as Peychaud’s in a mixing glass. Add ice. Gently stir, stir, stir until well chilled, then strain into a cocktail coupe and garnish with a cherry, preferably on one of those cute swizzle stick swords.
Looking for even more ways to jazz up your Dry January? Check out this list of next generation mocktails from the Robb Report or hop on over to our recipes page!