So long, mocktails: Dry January has nearly run its course, and TBH, we can’t wait to celebrate. Whatever your reasons for giving up alcohol (maybe you wanted to start 2019 on a healthier note or fancied a simple test of willpower), we’re raising a glass to 31 days of hard work and hydration with a few of our favorite adults-only drinks.
To help make your personal welcome-back party a rewarding one, we crafted four knockout cocktails to taste-test on February 1, with pours courtesy of Lo-Fi Aperitifs and Tamworth Distilling. Whether your taste buds are gearing up for spring or are still savoring winter, these transitional concoctions (spanning from spicy to fizzy to fruity) will quench your thirst. Cheers!
Don’t underestimate the simplicity of this straightforward combo—it’s more dynamic than you think. Backed by sweet citrus aromas and hints of spices, the Amaro’s natural fruit flavors and crisp bitterness make it a great match in spirit-forward cocktails.
Serve this two-part concoction in a rocks glass, lightly stir, sip, and enjoy.
Pear Gin Fizz
Want to treat your taste buds to an early sip of spring? Whip up this bubbly beverage on your own by muddling five blueberries and Apiary Gin in a mixing glass.
- 1 1/2 oz. Apiary Gin
- 3 oz. pear soda
Add ice, stir, and strain in a chilled glass. Top with pear soda and garnish with fresh blueberries.
Inspired by the last-minute winter trip to the tropics you’re still hoping to take, this second fruit-forward cocktail will make it worth it to leave your booze-free days behind.
- 1 oz. Lo-Fi Gentian Amaro
- 1 oz. blanco tequila
- Top with grapefruit soda
- Salt rim
Once you’ve finished the rim with salt and filled the glass with ice, mix in the amaro, tequila, and soda and top with a grapefruit slice for garnish.
While turmeric on its own is quite bitter, notes of coriander seed and rose petal are added to this old-world-inspired cordial to help smooth the flavors out. The fizzy addition of sparkling wine and club soda keep the balance going—and, not to mention, make for a more festive sip.
- 1 oz. Von Humboldt’s Turmeric Cordial
- 2 oz. sparkling wine
- 1 oz. club soda
Build in a wine glass with ice and lightly stir.
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