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.
A mere half ounce of gin shines in this sherry and prosecco cocktail.
A beautifully balanced mix of sweet vermouth, fino sherry and Fernet-Branca.
Breakfast in Bed
Orange marmalade makes this cocktail sing.
Nutty sherry and a scant half ounce of Scotch meet bright lemon and pineapple.
A lambrusco cocktail made for brunch.
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.
Dry vermouth matches with soft lavender bitters and tonic water.
A semi-tropical pairing of sherry, pineapple, lime and sparkling wine.
Rebujito Sherry Punch
Manzanilla sherry, lemon, cinnamon and soda.
Gin steps aside for two types of rosé in this low-ABV stunner.
Sherry & Tonic
An even lighter take on the Gin & Tonic.
Three kinds of aperitivi make for a bittersweet low-proof treat.
A lovely aperitif from Hunt & Alpine in Portland, Maine.
White Port & Tonic
A simple low-proof aperitif.
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