8 Classic Cocktails You Can Make At Home During Quarantine

Working and staying indoors all day can be intense. While some of us have the luxury of enjoying a comfortable stay at home, safe and healthy, we might as well learn how to make the best of this time. From brushing up your artistic skills to learning a programming language, you can bring your day with many fun things to do. 

And whenever you feel like just going out for a drink, walk to your kitchen and gather the ingredients to shake some super simple and super delicious classic cocktails right there. A nice and refreshing drink to enjoy with your partner on a beautiful evening should lighten your mood, stress, and take you on a blissful journey. And all this is possible with just the ingredients in your liquor cabinets.

1.Blueberry Colada

Add a berry twist to your usual summer coconut colada recipe and enrich it with vibrant colors and extraordinary flavors of blueberry to bid adieu to quarantine blues.

What you Need

  • Angostura Bitters
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • 30 ml of white rum
  • 100 ml of pineapple juice
  • 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream
  • 50 ml of dark rum
  • 50 ml of coconut cream
  • Pineapple slices

How to Prepare

  1. Muddle the blueberries in a small bowl and strain the juice. You can filter to retain the pulpy bit if you like. 
  2. Add the rum, blueberry juice, pineapple juice, lemon juice, bitters, ice, and blend them.
  3. Add coconut cream and ice cream to the mixture and blend again.
  4. Strain the liquid into a glass and garnish with blueberries and pineapple slices.

2. Tom Collins

A drink is all your quarantined soul is yearning for, and you can give a lovely and delicious cocktail recipe with any alcohol in your cabinet to quench this thirst with a Tom Collins. The refreshing classic cocktail needs just a couple of simple ingredients off your kitchen shelf.

What you Need

  • 30 ml of lemon juice
  • 1 cup of soda
  • Ice
  • 80 ml of Aviation gin
  • 15 ml of simple syrup
  • Lemon wheels to garnish

How to Prepare

  1. In a glass, add gin, lemon juice, and syrup and mix.
  2. Top the glass with club soda and ice and stir.
  3. Garnish the glass with lemon wheels and serve.

3. The Dusty Bottle

The glorious flavors of herbs complimenting the sweet palette of vermouth are the perfect combination to light up your quarantine noon with flavors and fun. The soda or tonic water gives a refreshing twist to balance the ingredients.

What you Need

  • 50 ml of sweet vermouth
  • Thyme or rosemary
  • 1 glass of soda or tonic water
  • Lemon wheels
  • Ice

How to Prepare

  1. In a glass, add the sweet vermouth and herbs and let it settle for a minute.
  2. Top the glass with soda or tonic water and stir.
  3. Garnish with lemon wheels and serve.

4. Vodka Sour

This classy vodka cocktail recipe introduces a touch of sweet, sour, and bitter, giving you a classic cocktail of every flavor you would like to relish. You can make one any time of the day to enjoy a mild buzz to ease your work from home schedules.

What you Need

  • Angostura Bitters
  • 30 ml of lemon juice
  • 50 ml of vodka
  • 30 ml of honey
  • Half an egg white
  • Mint leaves
  • Lemon wheels

How to Prepare

  1. In a glass, add the lemon juice, honey, bitter, and stir.
  2. Add the egg white and blend into a uniform mixture.
  3. Top the mixture with vodka and garnish with mint leaves and lemon wheels to serve.

Tip: You can also add soda to top this to give a sparkly twist.

5. Old Fashioned

Who said the quarantine has to keep you away from your favorite classic drinks. Become your own bartender and prepare a classy old glass of old fashioned with your favorite bourbon. Whip this elegant recipe and enjoy a gorgeous evening sipping it.

Old Fashioned
Old Fashioned

What you Need

  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup of soda
  • 2 cups of Bourbon
  • Angostura bitters
  • Orange peel
  • Ice

How to Prepare

  1. Add the sugar or sugar cube to a rock glass. Now add bitters till the sugar saturates.
  2. Add the soda to the glass and muddle the sugar and bitters mixture properly.
  3. Add the bourbon and ice to top the drink.
  4. Stir and garnish with orange peel to serve.

Tip: Squeeze the orange peel on top of the glass to add a citrus touch.

6. Bloody Mary

Miss the gorgeous red drink that brims your evening with extraordinary flavors? Well, a bloody mary is the perfect classic cocktail recipe to occupy your time and enjoy the fruits of it with a vibrant flavorful drink. You can work on garnishing this cocktail with almost anything you can pick from your kitchen.

What you Need

  • 70 ml of vodka
  • 150 ml tomato juice
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoon with prepared horseradish
  • Salt
  • Lime wedge
  • Lemon wedge
  • Tabasco sauce
  • Smoked paprika
  • Ground pepper
  • Ice
  • Green olives, celery stalk and parsley sprig

How to Prepare

  1. Rim glass with lemon or lime wedge and dip it in a plate filled with salt until the edge is fully coated
  2. Squeeze the lemon and lime wedge to a shaker and add them to it. 
  3. Add 2 dashes of the sauce, tomato juice, horseradish, and vodka and shake well.
  4. Now add pepper, paprika, and a touch of salt to the mixture and shake again.
  5. Then add ice to the rimmed glass and pour the cocktail into it.
  6. Garnish with olives, chopped parsley, and celery and serve.

7. Whiskey in Nature

When the nostalgia of taking a nature hike hits you during the lockdown, it is time to whisk this extraordinary recipe that blends the gorgeous flavors of fruit juices with a touch of whiskey and cherish the evening sky.

What you Need

  • 45 ml of whiskey
  • 10 ml of lime juice
  • 60 ml of apple juice
  • 10 ml of orange juice
  • Mint leaves
  • Soda or tonic water
  • Ice
  • Lemon wheels

How to Prepare

  1. In a shaker, add the orange juice, apple juice, lime juice, and shake.
  2. Add the whiskey to the mixture, along with some ice and shake again.
  3. Shift this to the glass and top with ice.
  4. Garnish with lemon wheels and mint leaves, and serve.

8. Quarantena

If only herbal tea could soothe your quarantined souls, we add a twist of alcohol to brighten up your day in delicious flavors. Do not forget to brew an extra cup of your favorite herbal tea to shake up a simple classic cocktail for dinner with your go-to alcohol.

What you Need

  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon powder
  • Lemon wedges
  • 50 ml of gin, bourbon, scotch, or rye.
  • 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 200 ml of chai tea, black, or herbal tea
  • Ice

How to Prepare

  1. Prepare a brew of herbal tea and let it cool down.
  2. In a glass, add the nutmeg and cinnamon and mix well.
  3. Add honey to the mixture, followed by the alcohol of your choice and stir.
  4. Add the herbal tea to the drink and garnish with a lemon wedge to serve.

Try these amazing cocktail recipes to cherish your lockdown time with some extraordinary drinks.

Also check out the classic cocktail quotes that every alcoholic says at least once while indulging in it.

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