Zero Proof Cocktails — Don’t Mind If I Do

A zero proof Martini riff? Don’t Mind If I Do!

Zero Proof cocktail


Don’t Mind If I Do

Made by Jena Ellenwood

Zero proof cocktails?!  Did you know that delicious libations can also be spirit free? Just because you don’t imbibe, doesn’t mean you have to be relegated to “mocktails” like the Shirley Temple. I created this zero-proof Martini variation with Amass Riverine, a non-alcoholic distillate full of delightful botanicals, and Verjus, a non-fermented, highly acidic juice made from unripe fruit, in this case, grapes.

If you love this cocktail, check out our full cocktail library or our YouTube Craft Cocktail Making playlist for home mixology lessons as you make your drink. Explore our favorite spirit free cocktail books in our bookshop!

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Let’s Get Stirrin’

Serves: 1

Special Tools: Jigger, Barspoon, Mixing Glass, Y Peeler, Knife

Difficulty: Easy


2 oz Amass Riverine 

1 oz Verjus (Like Wolffer)

 Grapefruit or Lemon

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass.
  2. Add ice and stir.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish your zero proof cocktails with an expressed lemon or grapefruit twist.
Suzanne making a sour face wondering if she'll like this cocktail
But will I like it?

Cocktail flavor profile

Getting to know your palate, what you like, and what you don’t like is a critical part of being a great craft tippler AND key to becoming a great home bartender as well! So before you break out that barware and buy the key ingredients, here’s a little guidance on what to expect from this cocktail so you can start to hone in on exactly what elements of cocktails you enjoy and which you’d prefer to minimize.  This helps you order new cocktails you love when you’re out on the town better as well!
  • Sweet
  • Spiritous
  • Refreshing
  • Complex/Funky/Unique
  • Botanical

Let me know what you discover, or if you would have rated it differently in the comments below…

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