Keep Sober Cocktail

Keep Sober Cocktail

1/8 Grenadine. (Small Hand Foods Grenadine)
1/8 Sirop-de-Citron (Sirop-de-Citron, homemade)
3/4 Tonic. (Clayton’s Kola Tonic)

Serve in long glass and fill with siphon soda.

This one isn’t bad either, ending up tasting rather like a Cherry-Coke, though it wouldn’t be awful to include a little citrus.

Another interesting experiment I tried was mixing in Trader Tiki’s Don’s Mix, instead of the Grenadine. You know, you have to support your friends. Anyway, I found that to be a quite interesting variation, a little spice and a little citric tang, gave this a bit more of a tropical theme and made it a pretty decent non-alcoholic cocktail.

Now if I could only convince Blair from Trader Tiki or Jennifer from Small Hand Foods to make a Kola Tonic, so I don’t have to order it from Barbados next time!

I mean, if you have to Keep Sober, it doesn’t mean you have to suffer.

This post is one in a series documenting my ongoing effort to make all of the drinks in the Savoy Cocktail Book, starting at the first, Abbey, and ending at the last, the, uh, Sauterne Cup.

2 thoughts on “Keep Sober Cocktail

  1. If I knew where to get my hands on a bottle of Clayton’s without spending a fortune, I’d start working on developing a kola tonic, as I’ve had requests up in Seattle for it. How did you manage to get yours? All my searches have either been fruitless or far too expensive.

    • I got it a while back from an online retailer that seems to have gone out of business.

      I can’t find anywhere in the US, at the moment, that is carrying it.

      There are a couple US distributors listed on the Clayton’s website: Clayton’s Kola Tonic

      But none of them list the product in their online inventory.

      It does appear they have made a bit of a push to make themselves available in the UK and Europe. Hard to say if this bodes well for anything in the US, but I have been talking about the idea of making something similar with Small Hand Foods.

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