We always make our botanical amaro club sodas to be enjoyed on their own, straight from the bottle. But if you're looking for a mixer that's more thoughtfully crafted and not-too-sweet, we've got just the thing for you.
Try subbing leisure soda for tonic to make a G&T that's not nearly as sweet. Add a splash to whiskey in place of plain soda water for the perfectly balanced highball. Or try one of our suggested recipes for a fun place to start...
Who's the Captain Now?
Paloma di Roma
The Altamericano is our go-to patio spritz, a refreshing, citrus-forward aperitivo.
3-4oz Casamara Club Alta, to taste
Combine vermouth and Campari in a large wine glass filled with ice. Top with Alta and stir gently to combine. Garnish with orange wheel.
Pro tip: Replace about half of the Alta with sparkling wine, preferably prosecco, for the best spritz you've ever had.
The Vibe Check is a tart, herbaceous highball cocktail that's easy to make, easier to drink, and even easier on the eyes.
0.5oz Lemon Juice
2oz dark amaro, preferably Amaro Montenegro
Fill a chilled Collins glass with ice. Add the lemon juice, then the Onda. Stir gently. Float the Montenegro by pouring over the back of a spoon. Garnish with orange wheel.
Pro tip: Swap out the dark amaro for a dark rum (we love Smith & Cross) for something a bit more familiar, but just as delicious.
Who's the Captain Now? Fix yourself one of these easy-to-make, low-ABV sippers, and I reckon it's you.
3oz Casamara Club Capo
Add everything to a chilled rocks glass filled with ice and stir briefly. (For the full effect, stir with your finger. Just make sure you wash your hands first.) Garnish with an orange twist. Top off with more Lillet Rouge or Capo as you drink, if desired.
Pro tip: Can't find an aromatized red wine like Lillet Rouge? Grab your favorite sweet vermouth and use that instead!
We love the Paloma di Roma because grapefruit, cinnamon-spice, and mezcal were made for each other. Plus, the name is so much fun to say.
0.5oz lime juice
2oz Casamara Club Sera
Build in a chilled, salt-rimmed Collins glass, then add ice. Top with Sera. Garnish with half a grapefruit wheel.
Pro tip: Having trouble with the salt rim? Cut a notch in a lime wedge, and run that along the rim first. Then pour some salt on a plate, and dip the outer lip of your glass right into the salt.
Looking for spirit free cocktails? It's easier than you think...
We created the recipes our Italian amaro club sodas using principles we learned from the best chefs and mixologists — balancing just the right balance of bitter, sweet, tart, and mineral.
That means you can pour a leisure soda into your favorite glassware, along with a twist of citrus peel or a fresh herb garnish, and you've got yourself an easy, not-too-sweet, spirit free cocktail would fit in at any of the top mixology bars or fine dining restaurants in the world.