Enjoying an evening watching the Oscars? Prepare for your private party some delicious and refreshing cocktails made with a high quality mixer.
Q Drinks takes a completely opposite approach to their carbonated mixers. They make great tasting mixers without regard of cost or complexity. They believe mixers must be as great as the best spirits if they are to be mixed with them. So they use much better ingredients, a thicker glass bottle, and agonize over each step of the production to ensure each and every bottle of Q is spectacular. The result is in each sip – Q drinks are a great match for great spirits and make the fabulous tasting highballs. Here are three to consider whether for watching the Oscars or for your next cocktail party.
2 parts Montelobos Mezcal
6 parts Grapefruit Soda
In a highball glass filled with ice, combine ingredients. Stir lightly and serve with a straw. Garnish with lime wheel if desired.
SPARKLING GRAPEFRUIT NEGRONI
4 parts Q Grapefruit
1 ½ parts Campari
1 ½ parts Premium Gin
Combine Campari and Gin over good ice in a cocktail shaker and shake until cold. Strain into a flute and top with Q Grapefruit. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge or peel.
Q WINTER CITRUS SANGRIA
2 parts Q Club Soda
12 parts Q Tonic
6 parts Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur
8 parts Cocci Americano Italian White Vermouth
12 parts Dry White Wine
2 cups sliced winter citrus (pink grapefruit, mandarin oranges, Cara Cara, lemon)
1/2 cup pomegranate arils
Mint for garnish
Combine Solerno, Cocci Americano and wine in a bowl and stir. Add sliced citrus and pomegranate arils, cover and refrigerate overnight to allow fruit to macerate. When ready to serve, transfer the mixture to a pitcher, top with Q Club Soda, Q Tonic and stir to combine. Pour into ice-filled glasses and garnish with a sprig of mint.
About Q Drinks: Q Drinks creates various carbonated beverage with authentic ingredients, more carbonation, and much less sugar to perfectly complement the world’s finest spirits. The Q Drinks brands (which include Q Tonic, Q Soda, Q Ginger Beer, Q Ginger Ale, Q Kola and Q Grapefruit) stand out because, they are made with real ingredients, i.e. quinine from real trees, ginger from real ginger root, etc. They are lightly sweetened with organic agave and do not contain sugar or high fructose corn syrup, made with high levels of carbonation to enhance cocktails and are all natural and low calorie. One summer night in 2006, Jordan Silbert, Q Drinks’ founder, was drinking gin and tonics in his Brooklyn backyard with good friends. After an extra-sweet sip, he looked at the tonic waters’ ingredients and in a gin-induced moment of inspiration, knew he needed better – a tonic water as great as his gin and his friends. So he created a better tonic water himself in his kitchen and Q Drinks was born. http://www.qdrinks.com/