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...
Combine vermouth and Campari in a large wine glass filled with ice.
Top with Alta and stir gently to combine. Garnish with orange wheel.
Feeling festive? Replace about half of the Alta with sparkling wine, preferably prosecco, for the best spritz you've ever had.
Combine Alta and 1 tablespoon of the concentrated "tea bitters" in a rocks glass with a large ice cube.
Garnish with an orange twist.
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.
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.
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.
Can't find an aromatized red wine like Lillet Rouge? Grab your favorite sweet vermouth and use that instead!
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!
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.
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.
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...