Low-ABV Cocktails

Not all cocktails need to pack a potent punch of alcohol. If you’re looking to lower the proof of your drinks a bit, queue up one of these low-ABV cocktails, perfect for everything from brunch to happy hour to after-dinner sipping.

Simple and low in alcohol, this classic is the perfect aperitif.

Beautifully bright and refreshing.

An easygoing combo of sherry, gin, citrus, mint and seltzer.

Belafonte Spritz
A mere half ounce of gin shines in this sherry and prosecco cocktail.

Bellissimo Aperitivo
A beautifully balanced mix of sweet vermouth, fino sherry and Fernet-Branca.

Breakfast in Bed
Orange marmalade makes this cocktail sing.

Dunmore Cobbler
Nutty sherry and a scant half ounce of Scotch meet bright lemon and pineapple.

A lambrusco cocktail made for brunch.

Floppy Disk
A grapefruit base gets a boost of flavor from a bit of mezcal and Cynar.

Cocchi Americano and fino sherry meet up in this supremely refreshing highball.

Landing Gear Fizz
A falernum cocktail blending clove and cinnamon flavors with the bold, bitter notes of Punt e Mes.

Lavender Blanc
Dry vermouth matches with soft lavender bitters and tonic water.

Lo Sagrado
A semi-tropical pairing of sherry, pineapple, lime and sparkling wine.

Inside Out
A minty take on the Reverse Manhattan.

Rebujito Sherry Punch
Manzanilla sherry, lemon, cinnamon and soda.

Rosé Negroni
Gin steps aside for two types of rosé in this low-ABV stunner.

Sherry & Tonic
An even lighter take on the Gin & Tonic.

The Suspender
Three kinds of aperitivi make for a bittersweet low-proof treat.

White Noise
A lovely aperitif from Hunt & Alpine in Portland, Maine.

White Port & Tonic
A simple low-proof aperitif.

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