Cocktails, With and Without Alcohol

We make our botanical amaro club sodas so that you can drink them straight from the bottle, but they also make great mixers.

If you like a gin & tonic, try a leisure soda instead of tonic for something much less sweet. If you like long whiskey drinks, try replacing plain soda water with a leisure soda for the perfect highball.

Or if you like making drinks as much as you like drinking them, try one of these recipes for a fun place to start...

Club Americano
Makes 1 serving. Alcohol free variation here.
Club Americano with Alta, the aperitivo club soda
ounce sweet vermouth
ounce Campari
ounces Alta club soda, to taste
The Club Americano is our go-to patio spritz, a refreshing, citrus-forward aperitivo, doubling down on everything that makes the classic Americano cocktail so great.

For our full recipe and the non-alcoholic cocktail variation, click here.
Tan Lines
Makes 1 serving. Non-alcoholic.
Tan Lines with Alta, the aperitivo club soda
ounces Alta club soda
tablespoon tea bitters (recipe below)
Adapted from Julia Bainbridge's Good Drinks, we love Alta with osmanthus oolong tea for the addition of tannic structure and floral, stone-fruity complexity.

Combine Alta and 1 tablespoon of the concentrated "tea bitters" in a rocks glass with a large ice cube.

Garnish with an orange twist.

Tea Bitters
teaspoons loose-leaf tea, preferably osmanthus oolong
cup water
We use hot water to extract tannins early, followed by a long steep to draw out more of the tea's floral, fruity complexity.

Bring water to a boil, and pour over tea leaves in a small heatproof bowl. Cover and steep for 4 hours.

Strain liquid into a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until about two-thirds of the liquid has evaporated.

Leisure Lounger
Makes 1 serving. Contains alcohol.
Leisure Lounger with Onda, the wild club soda
ounces vodka
ounce simple syrup
ounces lemon juice
Onda club soda
Our riff on the Tom Collins subs in vodka for gin, using Onda instead of soda water for lush, lemony botanical refreshment.

Shake vodka, syrup, and lemon juice with ice until just cold, about 15 seconds.

Strain into a Collins glass filled with ice. Top with Onda. Garnish with lemon wedge and maraschino cherry.

Long Live the Captain
Makes 1 serving. Contains alcohol.
Who's the Captain Now? with Como, the easy leisure soda
ounce aromatized red wine, like Lillet Rouge
ounces Como club soda
Who's the Captain Now? Fix yourself one of these easy-to-make, low-ABV sippers, and I reckon it's you.

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 Como as you drink, if desired.

Can't find an aromatized red wine like Lillet Rouge? Grab your favorite sweet vermouth and use that instead!
Some Like It Hot
Makes 2 serving. Non-alcoholic.
Some Like It Hot with Sera, the after hours club soda
tablespoon raw cane sugar
teaspoons apple cider vinegar
ounces Sera club soda
cinnamon sticks, star anise, tarragon, or other spice
Tired of the cold? This cozy, non-alcoholic hand warmer will make you forget all about hot toddies and mulled cider.

Pour about 9 ounces of Sera (down to the line on the front label) into a saucepan. Add sugar and optional spice(s), turn heat to medium-low, and cover. Meanwhile, divide the apple cider vinegar among two mugs or heat-resistant glasses.

Let the Sera come to a simmer for a minute or two, and safely remove the spices. Divide the hot liquid into your mug, and divide what's left in the bottle to top. Garnish with your spice, and serve hot!

Vibe Check
Makes 1 serving. Contains alcohol.
Vibe Check with Onda, the wild club soda
ounces Onda club soda
ounces lemon juice
ounces dark amaro, like Amaro Montenegro
The Vibe Check is a tart, herbaceous highball cocktail that's easy to make, easier to drink, and even easier on the eyes.

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.

Paloma di Roma
Makes 1 serving. Contains alcohol.
Paloma di Roma with Sera, the after hours club soda
ounces mezcal, preferably a blanco
ounces lime juice
ounces Sera club soda
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.

Build in a chilled, salt-rimmed Collins glass, then add ice. Top with Sera. Garnish with half a grapefruit wheel.

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.
Winter Citrus
Makes 1 serving. Contains alcohol.
Winter Citrus with Sera, the after hours club soda
parts Haus Citrus Flower aperitif
parts Sera club soda
We love the Winter Citrus because our grapefruit and cinnamon-spice, plus crisp lemon and subtle elderflower from the Haus Citrus Flower aperitif are made for each other.

Pour Citrus Flower into a chilled Collins glass, over ice. Top with Sera. Garnish with an orange twist.

New to Haus? They make aperitifs on their family farm in Sonoma. If you order a sample pack, make sure you try the Bitter Clove too! (Great on its own, but also plays well with our Alta club soda...)

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.

But if you enjoy the mixing your own drinks from scratch, we get it, and we've got good news. A handful of fun, spirit free cocktails are in the works, and coming soon...