Whether you’re at a party or just kicking back on a sunny afternoon, everyone loves a cheeky cocktail or two! But sometimes a full standard drink isn’t what we’re after.
Plenty of Australians are choosing to drink less, but drink better. Whatever the reason for being alcohol-volume conscious, no one wants to suffer flavourless fizzy drinks or mocktail cordials.
This is where the low-abv cocktail (low-alcohol-by-volume) comes in.The key ingredient to all of them? Our wildbrumby schnapps of course!
We’ve put together a list of flavoursome low-abv cocktails that will keep you present for the party.
The Schnapperol Spritz is cocktail with a fresh, lively character that truly melds the best of both seasons, blending our wildbrumby winter negroni with the deep citrus notes of Fever Tree blood orange soda. It’s ideal for those moments when you’re soaking up the spring sun surrounded by good company.
60mL Wildbrumby Negroni
200mL Fever Tree Blood Orange Soda
Method: Fill a big wineglass with lots of ice, add Negroni. Top up with Fever Tree Blood orange soda and garnish with a slice of orange and/or blood orange and star anise.
Pear William Fizz
What goes better with our wildbrumby pear william schnapps, than more real pears!? Pears are the perfect addition to this classy yet simple cocktail. This drink dials up luscious fruit and vanilla notes without going overboard on alcohol volume.
Serve it with a spoon for a sweet pear treat waiting at the bottom your glass!
45mL wildbrumby pear william schnapps
120mL Soda Water
Half a Pear
Method: Chop half a pear into small cubes and toss in a sprinkle of vanillin sugar. Fill 1/3 of tumbler glass with the cubed pears and ice. Pour in wildbrumby pear william schnapps and stir. Top with soda water and serve with a spoon on the side.
If you’re after a higher abv cocktail, add 30ml wildbrumby classic gin to the pear william fizz before topping with soda water.
You can find our wildbrumby pear william here.
Donner & Blitz
We can’t finish this list without including an old-time favourite – our devil’s tongue schnapps and ginger beer combination.
Enjoy this bitey drink after a long day on the slopes or as a summer afternoon refreshment. It is truly a year-round drink.
60mL wildbrumby devil’s tongue schnapps
150mL Ginger Beer
Pour wildbrumby devil’s tongue schnapps into a tumbler glass over ice. Top with ginger beer and garnish with a sprig of mint.
You can find our wildbrumby devil’s tongue here.
The Americano, an original low-abv drink, is made with sweet vermouth, Italian bitters and soda water.
Sound familiar? The negroni was invented when Count Negroni swapped out the soda water in his Americano for gin making the drink a little boozier. Our Negroni Americano combines the best of both cocktails – a bit of our schnapps-forward wildbrumby Negroni and soda water. Bellissima!
wildbrumby Negroni 45mL
Soda Water 140mL
Method: Add ice and wildbrumby negroni to a wine glass. Fill with soda water and garnish with dried orange slices or an orange wedge.
You can find our wildbrumby negroni here.
Fancy sipping on a peachy tea on a sunny afternoon? We do too. Our award-winning peach nectar schnapps pairs perfectly with the citrusy notes of earl grey tea. You’ll never want an iced tea served any other way.
45mL wildbrumby peach nectar schnapps 45mL
Peaches in Syrup (15mL syrup, 2 peach slices)
130mL Iced Earl Grey Tea
Prepare your iced earl grey tea by brewing 60mL of earl grey tea. Transfer the teabag and tea into a bottle of cool water and place in fridge till thoroughly mixed and chilled.
Build your cocktail by adding wildbrumby peach nectar schnapps, peach syrup, iced earl grey tea and ice to a tall glass. Mix with a bar spoon and garnish with 2 slices of peach.
You can find our wildbrumby peach nectar here.