Mixers and Garnishes to Add To Your Zero-Proof Bar for Pride Month and Every Month
We're a week into June and that means it's Pride Month!
We thought we'd share some of our favorite recipes from our book, The Guide to Zero-Proof Cocktails but mix them up with some great mixers and garnishes from area queer-owned businesses and producers! Many of which can be found in one convenient package.
This year one of our favorites, Savor Seattle, has partnered with Seattle Pride to put together a Seattle Pride Box. We're just saying... order it now! It's phenomenal! Then get to mixing up these delish mocktails!
Don't forget the festivities! Seattle Pride is hosting a great Virtual Pride this year the weekend of June 26th. Make yourself a zero-proof cocktail and sign up here. Might we also suggest participating in Pride After Dark? You've never had more fun at a virtual event, we promise!
June means summer and summer means pineapple!
For our first recipe if you like things a little more tart and spicy we suggest swapping the chili simple syrup for Hot Dame!'s Chili Pepper Cocktail Shrub.
Hot Dame! on IG - @hotdamesauce
DRY Pineapple Chili Limeade
Kosher salt, sugar, and chili powder for rim
3–4 large fresh pineapple chunks
1 oz. lime juice
1 oz. Mango Habañero syrup by Portland Syrups
Dash of chili powder
DRY Pineapple Botanical Bubbly, chilled
Dried chile de árbol for garnish Lime wheel for garnish
Mix equal parts salt, sugar and chili powder. Run a slice of lime around the edge of a lowball glass and dip into the salt-sugar-chili powder mixture. Blend or muddle the fresh pineapple chunks, lime juice, and chili powder until smooth. Pour the entire mixture into the rimmed glass. Top with chilled DRY Pineapple Botanical Bubbly and garnish with a lime wheel and a dried chili.
What's more Seattle than coffee and rain?
Well, we'd kindly ask you not to rain on our parade but we will take the coffee thank you! Try mixing up this coffee recipe with chilled brewed coffee instead of whipped. Broadcast Coffee Roasters has a ton of blends and one is sure to make your mornings and happy hours happy.
Broadcast Coffee Roasters on IG - @broadcastcoffee
The Coffee Cha-Cha
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. instant coffee or espresso (depending on your coffee preference)
1 Tbsp. hot water
½ oz. milk of your choice (we recommend coconut milk or 2% milk: the higher fat content makes a better blend)
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. chocolate syrup 4 oz.
DRY Vanilla Botanical bubbly
Chocolate espresso bean for garnish
In a bowl, add hot water, sugar, and instant coffee. Using a hand-held mixer, whisk until stiff peaks form. This takes about 8 minutes. Once the peaks form, add the cinnamon and whisk to incorporate. In a martini glass, add chocolate syrup and gently turn the glass to evenly coat the sides. Spoon in about ½ cup of the whipped coffee. On one side of the glass, gently pour in the milk and follow with DRY Vanilla Botanical Bubbly. Top with a dash of cinnamon and a chocolate espresso bean.
Breakfast staples for your Pride Month Brunch
Celebrating Pride month with friends and brunch? Check out Bonnie B's Peppers for the perfect garnish to our DRY Bloody Mary. Part drink, part snack, all festive!
Bonnie B's on IG - @bonniebspeppers
The DRY Bloody Mary
2–3 stems cilantro
6–8 oz. Bloody Mary mix
Tabasco sauce to taste
2–3 oz. DRY Cucumber Botanical Bubbly
Rim a Collins or highball glass by dipping the edge in maple syrup. Mix kosher salt and bacon bits, then dip the maple syrup rimmed glass into the mixture. In a shaker or pint glass add ice, cilantro, Bloody Mary mix and Tabasco to taste, and shake. Pour into the rimmed glass and top with DRY Cucumber Botanical Bubbly. Garnish with a lime wedge, celery stalk, and pickle as desired.
There are so many other amazing brands out there that can add to your zero-proof bar! We've listed a few more below and we can't wait to try them all!
Tea - Friday Afternoon Tea - Friday Afternoon is a small family owned, geeky-themed tea company. Here you will find loose leaf tea, custom blends, tea wares and accessories, and educational tastings. On IG - @fridaytea