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Dry-ish January No-ABV + Low-ABV Recipes!

December 22, 2021 — As you know, one of the biggest trends to emerge from the last year and a half (other than baking bread and Zoom fatigue) was the reexamination of drinking habits and alcohol consumption. While some of us (🙋🏻‍♀️) drank way more at the start of the pandemic, others used the opportunity to cut back or stop drinking altogether. What’s clear right now, is that people are re-evaluating their relationship with alcohol. So, we’ve rounded up our favorite no-ABV and low-ABV spirits and mocktail and cocktail recipes as we move into Dry January and beyond — from a brand-new hemp based zero-proof elixir to a low-ABV botanical vodka, and a smooth and gentle 82-proof bourbon there’s something for everyone cutting back or cutting out in the new year.

Check out the below recipes, including a no-ABV Old Fashioned, a low-ABV Negroni alternative, a 73-cal low-ABV spritz pitcher recipe, and a decadent and low-abv dessert-inspired milk punch.

 

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FINDER’S OLD FASHIONED

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz The Pathfinder Hemp & Root Spirit
  • 1/2 oz Demerara syrup
  • 4 dashes aromatic bitters
  • Orange peel

Instructions: Serve on the rocks in an Old Fashioned glass

Garnish: Orange peel

Glassware: Rocks glass

PF NEGRONI

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz The Pathfinder Hemp & Root Spirit
  • 1 oz London Dry Gin
  • 1 oz Campari
  • Orange peel

Instructions: Serve over large cube in a rocks glass or coupe

Garnish: Orange peel

Glassware: Rocks glass or coupe

Bartenders, cocktail enthusiasts, baristas, and mindful imbibers alike will delight in the newest social libation currently turning the beverage world on its end, The Pathfinder Hemp and Root. This brand-new hemp based zero-proof elixir is serving up spirit-lifting cocktails with all of the botanical flavor and none of the booze. The Pathfinder Hemp and Root is an innovative spirit fermented from hemp and carefully refined by copper pot distillation. The base liquid is then blended with an alchemy of wormwood, angelica root, ginger, sage, juniper, saffron, orange peel, and wild-crafted Douglas fir as well as natural terpenes, to yield a revolutionary elixir with both the character and complexity of a spirit – but with none of the harmful effects of alcoholic beverages.

The Pathfinder Hemp and Root behaves like a spirit and can be sipped neat, enjoyed on the rocks, used as the base of a cocktail or served with coffee, making it a valuable addition to the back bar of forward-thinking restaurants, bars, cafes, as well as the home bar carts of mindful spirits fans. The Pathfinder Hemp and Root has the intense flavor and aromatic characteristics of a spirit such as an amaro and has wryly been coined “the destroyer of bad vibes.”

Additional recipes featuring The Pathfinder and corresponding photos of The Pathfinder Signature Serves.

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MINT SPRITZ

Courtesy of Pekka Pellinen, Finlandia Global Mixologist

Ingredients:

  • 1 part Finlandia Botanical Cucumber & Mint
  • 3 parts premium seltzer water (or tonic)
  • Squeeze of lime juice
  • Garnish with a wheel of lime, slice of cucumber and/or mint sprig

Instructions: Combine ingredients and stir

Garnish: Lime wedge, slice of cucumber and / or mint sprig

Glassware: Highball / drinking glass

MINT SPRITZ PITCHER

Courtesy of Pekka Pellinen, Finlandia Global Mixologist

Ingredients:

  • 1 part FINLANDIA BOTANICAL Cucumber & Mint
  • 3 parts Soda water
  • 1/3 parts simple syrup
  • 12 Lime wedges
  • Mint leaves

 

Instructions: Muddle lime wedges & mint. Add rest of the ingredients & stir

Garnish: Cucumber wedges & mint leaves

Glassware: Pitcher

Recently launched Finlandia Botanical (30% ABV) is an exceptionally smooth, fresh-tasting spirit with no artificial flavors, no added sugars, and no artificial sweeteners — plus, it’s naturally gluten-free, and only 73 calories! Finlandia Botanical Cucumber Mint and Wildberry Rose are available now in Colorado, Connecticut, Louisiana, Texas, and Washington, ahead of a larger roll out with a suggested retail price of $15.99.

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COOPERS’ CUP

Courtesy of Fitz Bailey, Coopers’ Craft Mixologist 

Ingredients:

  • 6 oz Ginger Beer
  • 1 oz Lime Juice
  • 1/2 oz Simple Syrup
  • 2 oz Soda Water
  • Optional: add 2 oz of Coopers’ Craft Bourbon

Instructions: Combine lime and simple syrup, add soda and gently mix. Pour into an ice-filled cup, top with ginger beer.

Garnish: lime wedge

Glassware: High ball

COUP DE LAIT

Courtesy of Fitz Bailey, Coopers’ Craft Mixologist 

A decadent and low-abv dessert-inspired milk punch.

RECIPE

  • 1 teaspoon Coopers’ Craft Bourbon
  • 4 oz whole milk
  • 2.5 tablespoons cream
  • 1 Egg White
  • 4 teaspoons powdered sugar

Instructions: Prep Egg White by dry shaking or frothing up with a milk frother. Combine other ingredients, shake. Add ice, shake. Strain into coup glass or highball, garnish, serve.

Garnish: Ground nutmeg (optional)

Glassware: Coupe or highball

Honoring the men and women who raise the barrels, Coopers’ Craft celebrates the company’s more than 70 years of barrel-making and wood expertise as the only major distiller that owns its own barrel cooperage. Coopers’ Craft Bourbon is aged in a traditional American White Oak barrel. After it is aged, the bourbon runs through a special beech and birch charcoal filter finishing process, creating a smooth and gentle bourbon that is bottled at 82.2-proof.

COOPERS’ CRAFT BOURBON (82.2) TASTING NOTES

Color:    Light Amber.

Aroma:  Light toasted and fresh oak character mingled with baked apple pie sweetness and a creamy citrus custard tang.

Flavor:   Soft lemon custard and apple pie notes layer a bed of toasted and fresh oak character seasoned with a light dusting of spice.

Finish:   Rich and smooth with lingering hints of fruit.

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-Emily Marmion