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Darn the Weather



DARN THE WEATHER

Originally called Damn the Weather, our low-ABV version of this Prohibition-era cocktail is somewhat less annoyed by whatever’s happening outside. Ironically, this is actually a bright and sunshiny, orange-forward drink--especially if you add an orange twist. You can make it virtually zero-proof by substituting unsweetened grape juice for the sweet vermouth. Cheers!

2 oz. Ritual gin alternative
1 oz. sweet vermouth
1 oz. orange juice
3 dashes white or yellow curacao, or triple sec
Orange slice or twist, optional

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a coupe. Garnish with an orange slice or twist, if desired.


SMOOTH LANDING

2 oz. Ritual gin alternative
3/4 oz. lemon juice
1/2 oz. Maraschino liqueur (can sub maraschino cherry juice)
1/4 oz. Creme de Violette
Cherriesa

Shake well with ice, strain into a glass and garnish with cherries, preferably brandied.

RUBY ROSE SPRITZER

2 oz. Ritual gin alternative
3 oz. ruby red grapefruit juice
1 oz. rosemary simple syrup
Sparkling white grape juice, tonic or soda water
Grapefruit slices and additional rosemary sprigs

Combine the first three ingredients in a shaker with ice, and shake vigorously. Strain into a tall glass with additional ice and top with sparkling grape juice, tonic or soda. Garnish with grapefruit slices and rosemary.