April 2024 - Keg Smiths Favorite CO2 Draft Cocktails

April 2024 - Keg Smiths Favorite CO2 Draft Cocktails

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on CO2 draft cocktails, brought to you by Keg Smiths for April 2024. As the trend for draft cocktails continues to rise, we delve into the world of carbonated concoctions, providing you with unique recipes, expert tips, and all the essentials you need to elevate your cocktail game. Whether you're a seasoned bartender or a curious enthusiast, this article will guide you through the process of creating effervescent, draft-style cocktails that are sure to impress.

The Essence of CO2 Draft Cocktails

CO2 draft cocktails bring a new dimension to traditional mixology by infusing drinks with carbon dioxide, resulting in a bubbly, effervescent texture that enhances the flavors and overall drinking experience. This method not only speeds up the serving process but also ensures each cocktail is perfectly carbonated and consistently delicious.

Keg Smiths' Top CO2 Draft Cocktail Recipes

Recipe 1: The Carbonated Classic

  • Ingredients:
    • 2 oz Gin
    • 1 oz Lemon juice
    • 0.75 oz Simple syrup
    • Club soda (for additional carbonation)
  • Preparation:
    1. Combine gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a keg.
    2. Carbonate with CO2 to your desired level of fizz.
    3. Serve over ice and garnish with a lemon twist.

Recipe 2: The Fizzy Floral

  • Ingredients:
    • 2 oz Vodka
    • 1 oz Elderflower liqueur
    • 0.5 oz Lime juice
    • 2 oz Cranberry juice
    • Club soda (for carbonation)
  • Preparation:
    1. Mix vodka, elderflower liqueur, lime juice, and cranberry juice in a keg.
    2. Carbonate the mixture using your CO2 setup.
    3. Serve chilled with a lime wheel garnish.

Recipe 3: The Citrus Burst

  • Ingredients:
    • 2 oz Tequila Blanco
    • 1 oz Fresh orange juice
    • 0.5 oz Grapefruit juice
    • 0.5 oz Agave syrup
    • A dash of bitters
    • Club soda (for carbonation)
  • Preparation:
    1. Blend tequila, orange juice, grapefruit juice, agave syrup, and bitters in a keg.
    2. Carbonate thoroughly with CO2.
    3. Serve in a salt-rimmed glass with a grapefruit slice.

Recipe 4: The Herbal Fizz

  • Ingredients:
    • 2 oz Bourbon
    • 1 oz Fresh lemon juice
    • 0.75 oz Honey syrup
    • Fresh basil leaves
    • Club soda (for carbonation)
  • Preparation:
    1. Add bourbon, lemon juice, honey syrup, and basil leaves to a keg, muddling the basil lightly.
    2. Carbonate with CO2, ensuring the flavors meld together perfectly.
    3. Strain and serve over ice, garnished with a sprig of basil.

Tips for Perfecting Your Draft Cocktails

  • Carbonation Level: Adjust the CO2 pressure based on the type of cocktail and your personal preference for fizziness.
  • Temperature: Serve your draft cocktails chilled to enhance the carbonation and refreshment factor.
  • Fresh Ingredients: Use fresh juices and herbs to ensure the best flavor profile for your cocktails.
  • Experiment: Don't be afraid to experiment with different spirits, mixers, and garnishes to create your signature draft cocktail.


CO2 draft cocktails offer a modern twist on classic mixology, blending the art of cocktail creation with the innovation of draft technology. With Keg Smiths' favorite recipes and some essential tips, you're well-equipped to explore the effervescent world of carbonated cocktails. Whether for a special occasion or a casual get-together, these draft cocktails are sure to elevate your beverage offerings and impress your guests. Cheers to a fizzy, flavorful April 2024!

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