Hey Guys, so it’s Tuesday and the weather is pretty nice today on the South Coast. It’s supposed to last the next few days – a heatwave is predicted! So what perfect timing to get sitting in the sunshine enjoying lovely cocktails at home.
Being at home for so long is a stressful and tedious task. And a break from the regular schedule is a ‘must-needed’ one. So, sometimes you can spoil yourself by trying out new things, like becoming an ‘amateur’ cocktail maker! There is no need to worry, as the list below of seven easy cocktails will glorify your quarantine days at home. Read below the easy-to-make cocktails recipe, which is simple, but classic ones to taste. So why not getting making your cocktails at home, now.
The name might sound a bit fancy, but this cocktail drink is simple to prepare. Get hold of your old copper tumblers lying unused on the storeroom shelves and start making for this fancy cocktail. Add a twist by adding a few fruit slices, like blackberries, peaches, or cherries, once done.
- Ginger beer – 4 ounce
- Vodka – 2 ounce
- Lime juice – 1 ounce
- Fresh lime – 1 whole
- Few pieces of fresh mint leaves (chopped)
Place the ice cubes at the base of the copper tumbler. Pour the entire vodka on it and cover it with freshly-squeezed lime juice and ginger beer. Garnish your elegant drink with chopped mint leaves and put a lemon slice on the tumbler’s rim. And your drink is ready!
What is the harm in imagining yourself sitting at the sun-kissed beach and sipping a soul-uplifting Piña Colada? And if not the beach part, but you sure can prepare this simple cocktail drink at home.
- Ice crushed – 1 cup
- Frozen pineapple – diced
- Pineapple juice – 4 ounces
- Cream of coconut – 1 ounce
- White rum – 2 ounces
- Pineapple slices – to garnish
In your blender, put together the crushed ice, frozen diced pineapple, pineapple juice, and cream of coconut along with the white rum. Blend them well for a minute. Check the mixture till it is foamy, but not watery. Pour in the drink in the cocktail glasses and garnish with pineapple slices on the rim. Adding those small umbrellas is not a bad idea either! Cocktails at home are always that little bit stronger and the Pina Colada is just perfect, maybe add some chocolate shavings to the top!
Red Wine Sangria
How about planning to have a quarantine party at home? And get the party mode grooving with some heady cocktails? You can do the same by incorporating the red wine sangria in the drink menu. It is simple yet is a delicacy in itself. You will keep remembering yourself at a Spanish Tapas night, while sipping this sinful drink!
- Orange juice – ½ cup
- Lime juice (freshly squeezed) – 2 tbsp.
- Powdered sugar – 1/3 cup
- Triple sec – ¼ cup
- Sparkling red wine – one bottle
- Club soda – 1 ½ cup
- Strawberries – sliced
- 1 whole peach – sliced
- 1 whole orange – sliced
- 1 whole lemon – sliced
- Lime sliced – ½
In a cocktail shaker, add the orange juice, lime juice, sugar along with triple sec and shake well until the sugar dissolves thoroughly. Pour in the entire bottle of wine, club soda, and the whole amount of sliced fruits. Fine-tune the drink’s sugariness or sourness to your taste. Pour the juice in a glass pitcher and store it in the fridge and chill for not more than half an hour. Serve the drink in cocktail glasses and surprise your mates.
You can make your evening more heavenly with this easy and pocket-friendly cocktail drink while feeling bored sitting inside your heavenly habitat. Get hold of your Andre Champagne bottle, and your drink is ready! Add a few of your favorite fruit slices for a little twist.
- Andre Champagne – one bottle
- Chilled orange juice – 1 ½ to3 cup-full
In a glass pitcher, pour in the entire bottle of Andre Champagne, along with the chilled orange juice. Place the pitcher in the fridge for 15 minutes, but without stirring. Let the drink settle down and grow its flavor. Pour the drink in champagne glasses and enjoy with seasonal fruits available at your kitchen!
Long Island Iced Tea
At the time of quarantine, enjoy your evening tea with a dash of the difference! The Long Island Iced Tea acts as a great stress-buster drink.
- Vodka- 1 ounce
- Gin – 1 ounce
- White rum – 1 ounce
- White tequila – 1 ounce
- Triple sec – ½ ounce
- Freshly juice of a lemon – ½ tsp.
- A few lemon wedges – for garnishing
In your cocktail shaker, put all the ingredients barring the lemon wedges and give it a thorough shake. Fill half of the glass with Coke and fill it with this intoxicating mix. Sip slowly to enjoy the goodness of all the alcoholic drinks mixed in the cocktail and enjoy your evening.
You will surely make this blended cocktail in a flash, provided you have eggs at home!
- Bourbon or whiskey- 2 ounces
- Fresh lemon juice – ¾ ounce
- Ordinary syrup – ½ ounce
- Egg whites -2 nos.
- Some bitters, cherry, and wedges of lemon – for garnishing
In a shaker, put all the ingredients and give it a jiggle thoroughly. Pour the drink in whiskey glasses and garnish with a lemon wedge, cherry and a dash of bitter. And, your simple yet tangy cocktail drink is ready.
Preparing the ‘old-time’ Margarita is a simple affair, and you do not have to be a cocktail enthusiast for the same! It is a five-minute recipe for sure, and you can call it an evening to remember.
- Tequila – 1 ½ ounce
- Triple sec – ½ ounce
- Lime juice – ¾ ounce
- Crushed ice – one cup
- Lime wedge – one
In either a cocktail shaker or a glass, mix all the ingredients and stir well. Let the icing mix altogether. Pour it in separate cocktail glasses, and start with garnishing the same! (The garnishing of this particular cocktail is the main feature!) Cover the glass rims with lime juice and then add salt to your taste. And, your margarita is ready for the first sip!
With that all said and done! Your classic yet straightforward cocktails are ready to rock sunny lockdown days. Plan for a ‘social distancing’ rendezvous and enjoy a block-buster flick while tasting these seven great cocktails, as discussed above. Create memorable quarantine moments whilst drinking cocktails at home! And don’t forget your yummy snacks.