Reverse Cocktails for Low ABV Drinking

In the current trend of lower ABV drinks and spritzers, reverse cocktails are one of the top cocktail trends of 2016.

Reverse Cocktails

Reverse Cocktails are usually based on popular classics where the ratio of spirit modifier is flipped on its head to lighten the drink and bring the flavour of the low alcohol modifier to the fore. An example of a reverse cocktail is the Reverse Martini, known to be one of Julia Child’s favourites.

Their popularity of reverse cocktails is attributed to the rise in aperitifs and low alcohol cocktails, along with the current vermouth renaissance and the popularity of food-friendly drinks.

In light of the current trend, we’ve put together three reverse cocktail recipes to get you started. Click on the page numbers below to navigate to the next New Orleans cocktail in the series.

Reverse Cocktails for Low ABV Drinking was last modified: February 14th, 2018 by Corinne Mossati
Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of Cocktails & Bars and popular online magazine Gourmantic. She is named in the Australian Bartender Magazine Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The World’s 50 Best Bars Academy who judges the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions. Read the full bio here.