Zero-Proof Reference Guide
Crafting a balanced non-alcoholic drink takes skill. While we encourage each participating establishment to create their own beverage, our co-chair Sarah Crowl of Coltivare has generously offered template recipes. Use these drinks as written or the recipes as jumping-off points for your own creations!
“Cherry Refreshing Limeade”
Portions can be adjusted, depending on desired level of tartness/sweetness: (Optional) muddled herbs, mint/rosemary
2 oz lime juice
1 oz simple syrup
1 oz cherry syrup Shake, strain over ice in tall glass/CollinsTop with 2 oz topo chico or sodaGarnish w cherry + lime wheel.
Muddle in glass:
8 mint leaves
2-3 diced cucumber slices in a glass.
.5 oz lemon juice
.5 ounce lime juice
2 dashes of salt tincture (4:1)
1 oz cucumber shrub*
Top with 2 oz Tonic (I use Fever-tree Mediterranean). Swizzle. Garnish with cucumber wheel + mint sprig.
*shrub: equal parts: peeled cucumber flesh (puréed is best), sugar, and rice vinegar. or in place of a shrub: (.5 oz simple syrup, .5 oz lemon juice/vinegar + 3 more diced cucumber slices, and shake)
8 mint leaves
.5 oz Luxardo cherry syrup (or grenadine) in glass
.5 oz orgeat (n/a almond syrup)
1 oz lime juice
2 oz tea (green tea)
Shake. Sonic ice. Collins glass. Top with Ginger beer. Garnish mint sprig + cherry
1.5 oz Cantaloupe Shrub**
2 oz (Zico) coconut water
.75 oz lime juice
.5 oz orange juice
Sprinkle salt or 2 dashes salt tincture (4:1) Shake, strain into glass w salt rim. Garnish melon, lime, salt
**Cantaloupe Shrub: 1 part water 1 part rice vinegar (mildest in flavor) 4 parts sugar 5 parts fruit puree
Slow Cold method: Combine puréed fruit, sugar, vinegar, water, chill, agitate over next few days until combined. Quick method: You can heat combined ingredients over stove top. Cool, store in cooler. shrub substitute: 1 oz melon/fruit purée + .5 oz simple syrup + .5 oz lime/vinegar