Quarantine has got me doing all sorts of things Ive been wanting for a while: reading, studying, drawing, cooking, practicing mental health, getting informed about global warming, reflecting and…. making cocktails.


The original “Quarantini”

Lemon, cucumber & mint

Ingredients

  • 2oz / 50ml gin
  • 1oz / 25ml lemon juice
  • 75oz / 20ml simple syrup (mix same amount of sugar and hot water)
  • 3 cucumber slices + one more for garnish
  • mint leaves
  • Lemon swirl

Instructions

  • Put the cucumbers and mint in a shaker, press them with a spoon
  • Add the gin, lemon juice and syrup and ice
  • Shake for 20-30 seconds
  • Strain into a glass of your choice, garnish with a slice of cucumber and the lemon swirl on top!

The “Mayooshi” Martini

Passionfruit & blueberry

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Put the gin, lemon juice and syrup into a shaker with ice
  • Shake for 20-30 seconds
  • Strain into a martini glass (or a glass of your choice)
  • for the garnish – take a wooden stick and poke the blueberries through one by one, then lay inside the cocktail

The “What day is it?”

Pinapple + coconut

Ingredients

  • 1.5oz / 50ml rum
  • 2oz / 50ml pineapple juice (buy it or make it fresh – I put some slices in a blender)
  • 2oz / 50ml orange juice
  • 75oz / 20ml coconut cream
  • mint leaves
  • for the garnish – pineapple slices

Instructions

  • Put the rum, pinappple juice, orange juice and coconut cream in a shaker with ice
  • Shake for 20-30 seconds
  • Pour into a glass with ice and mint (do not strain, the bits of coconut and pinapple need to stay)
  • for the garnish – wooden stick with pineapple slices.

The “none of this is happening” Martini

Raspberry & strawberry martini

Ingredients

  • 2oz / 50ml gin
  • 1oz / 25ml lemon juice
  • 75oz / 20ml raspberry & strawberry syrup
  • for the garnish – white sugar

For the syrup

  • 1/2 cup raspberries (I used frozen)
  • 1/2 cup strawberries (I used frozen)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

To make the syrup

  • Put all ingredients together into a saucepan and bring to boil
  • Stir on medium heat until it thickens – you know its ready when it covers your spoon like a glaze (about 5-7 minutes)

For the cocktail

  • Put the gin, lemon juice and syrup into a shaker with ice
  • Shake for 20-30 seconds
  • Strain into a martini glass (or a glass of your choice)
  • for the garnish – mix together white sugar (about 1/4 cup) with 1 teaspoon of the syrup. Dip the top of glass for a nice coated edge

The “weekend every day”

Grapefruit, Roล›e & Tequila

Ingredients

  • 2oz / 50ml Tequila
  • 2oz / 50ml grapefruit juice
  • 1oz / 25ml lemon juice
  • 1oz / 25ml Roล›e wine
  • for the garnish – 2 slices of green Jalapeno, thyme leave, coconut sugar (optional)

Instructions

  • Put the Tequila, grapefruit juice, lemon juice and roล›e in a shaker with ice
  • Shake for 20-30 seconds
  • Strain into a glass with ice
  • for the garnish – lay the jalapenos and thyme and sprinkle the coconut sugar on top

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