Amidst these vexing times of the coronavirus outbreak, we must all do our part and maintain social distancing. However, social distancing doesn’t mean you have to be completely sober. You can spice up your at-home bar by trying your hand at some easy and exciting cocktails.
A delicious cocktail cannot just help you pass your time and discover the inner mixologist in you. So here are some of the best cocktail recipes that are easy to make at home. These incredible drinks will make sure you have a high-spirited weekend, even during self-quarantine.
1. The Pacific Spritz
The delightful cocktail is a refreshing take on the classic Aperol concoction. The fruity flavors of the cocktail help to create the perfect ambiance of the beachfront. The distinctive Aperol flavor is heightened through Lillet Blanc – a crisp white wine, delicious passion fruit puree, and a dash of Prosecco for that perfect fizz.
Ingredients: 1 oz. Aperol, 1 oz. Lillet Blanc, ½ oz. Passion fruit puree, 1 oz. Club soda, 4 oz. Prosecco and Rosemary Sprig.
2. Mango Sangria
This delicious cocktail is the perfect way to celebrate the warm summer season and all its bounties. This refreshing drink offers a tropical take on the typical white sangria, made from pure, easy-to-procure ingredients. It includes a vibrant mango puree mix with Grand Marnier to provide a delightful taste.
Ingredients: 30 ml mango puree mix, 20 ml Grand Marnier, 20 ml gin of your choice, 120 ml white wine of your choice, mango slices for garnish.
3. Sparkling Pomegranate Punch
This pleasant pomegranate wine cocktail is ideal for sprucing up your time indoors. It features a refreshing, fruity, and fizzy flavor that helps to evoke a bar’s atmosphere at home. It is effortless to make and includes the goodness of pomegranate seeds and fresh berries. You can also freeze ice cubes with pomegranate seeds for an unusual twist.
Ingredients: 4 oz. Dry white wine (Pinot, Sauvignon Blanc, or Grigio), 2 oz. Club soda, ½ oz. Pomegranate juice, lime wedges, and fresh berries.
4. Texas Margarita
Texas Margarita is perfect for an uplifting evening on a hot summer day. It offers a unique and delectable take on the traditional margarita. Extremely easy to put together, it uses ingredients that are readily available in one’s home. The cocktail combines the classic flavors of tequila, lime juice, and Cointreau with jalapeno agave.
Ingredients: 2 oz. Tequila of choice, ¾ oz. Cointreau, 1 oz. Lime juice, ½ oz. Jalapeno agave, and one lime.
5. Spring in Bloom Cocktail
The fantastic cocktail will remind you of your beach holidays and incredible ocean views. It is perfect for the Spring-Summer season as it features a distinctive taste. This cocktail is also supremely comfortable with making, featuring five simple and readily available ingredients.
Ingredients: 2 oz. Bloom Gin, 1 oz. Lemon juice, 1.2 oz. Aperol, ½ oz. Sugar syrup, and three fresh strawberries.
6. Black Widow
The gorgeous-looking drink will never fail to impress. This drink has a clean and light flavor profile. It contains a list of unique ingredients that impart a refreshing taste. The basil and blackberries give it just enough botanical mood, carefully steering it away from your typical margarita.
Ingredients: ¼ oz. Demerara syrup, 2 oz. Tequila of your choice, ¾ oz. Lime juice, three fresh basil leaves, and three blackberries.
7. Fresh Pressed Paloma
While fresh-pressed wheat ale is super delicious on its own, a hint of grapefruit juice and tequila can turn it into one of the best summer cocktails. This simple and easy recipe is a universal crowd-pleaser. Also, almost all the ingredients that it uses are generally available in the pantry, making it easier to enjoy the drink.
Ingredients: 2 to 3 oz. Fresh-pressed wheat ale, 2 oz. Tequila, 5 oz. Lime juice, 1 oz. Grapefruit juice, and ½ oz. Simple syrup.
8. Whiskey Watermelon Martini
Summer BBQ nights with friends and family can be made all the more special with this classic cocktail. A fun and exciting take on the regular martini, the smooth taste of whiskey pairs very well with sweet mixers. It is quick and only requires a few freely available ingredients.
Ingredients: 2 oz. Bourbon whiskey of your choice, 3 oz. Ginger ale, 1 oz. Watermelon juice, sliced watermelon, and cucumber for garnish.
9. Like a Flame in the Sky
This cocktail is best if you want to do day drinking. It primarily uses ingredients that most cocktail lovers already have in their homes. A take on the elevating Aperol Spritz, this drink will relax you and ensure that you spend an eventful time with your friends in the quarantine.
Ingredients: 1 oz. Aperol, ½ oz. Orange juice, 1 oz. Limoncello, 2 oz. Soda water, and edible flowers to garnish.
10. Blueberry Breeze Cocktail
Last but not least, this blueberry cocktail is all you need to have a wonderful time. The light and fruity drink with a stimulating flavor profile will transport you to your favorite vacation spot. The drink is ideal for a low-key, casual vibe that complements all your saucy and spicy eats.
Ingredients: 1 oz. Blueberry syrup, 2 oz. SKYY vodka, 1 oz. Lemon or lime juice, club soda, and some blueberries to garnish.
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Cold, fresh, and super-sippable, these easy and quick cocktail drinks will ensure that you have a great time sitting indoors during this quarantine. These are perfect for all occasions and take your casual friends’ get-togethers to an all-together new level.