Cocktails from around the world that make perfect “Quarantinis”

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Being cooped up at home doesn’t mean you can’t drink like you’re traveling the world! We’ve gathered this list of cocktails from around the world that you can practice making at home while social distancing!

Cocktails from around the world

1. Singapore Sling

This drink was created in Singapore in 1915 and became so popular that it’s now the national drink of Singapore.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 1/2 ounce Cherry Heering
  • 1/4 ounce Cointreau
  • 1/4 ounce Benedictine
  • 1/4 ounce lime juice
  • 1/3 ounce grenadine

Directions:

Fill two glasses with ice. Combine all ingredients and shake with ice. Strain mixture into second glass filled with ice. Garnish the cocktail with a pineapple slice and cherry. For an optional extra kick add a dash of bitters.

2. Moscow Mule

The Moscow Mule is a very versatile cocktail that can warm you up in the winter or cool you down in the summer. It is popularly served in a copper mug, which takes on the cold temperature of the liquid.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 2 lime wedges
  • ginger beer
  • garnish: mint sprig
  • garnish: lime wheel

Directions:

Fill a copper mug (if you have one) halfway full of crushed ice. Pour in vodka and a few dashes of ginger beer. Next, squeeze and drop the two lime wedges in. Fill the mug with crushed ice and top off with ginger beer. Garnish with a mint sprig and a lime wheel.

3. Caipirinha

The Caipirinha is Brazil’s national drink and the recipe is incredibly simple as long as you can get ahold of one key ingredient, cachaça, which is the Brazillian take on rum.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces cachaça
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 lime
  • garnish: lime wheel

Directions:

Cut half of a lime into small wedges and place into old-fashioned cocktail glass along with sugar. Muddle the lime and sugar. Add a few ice cubes, then top the drink with cachaça and stir well.

4. Pimm’s Cup

Hailing from the United Kingdom, Pimm’s Cup is a refreshing summer cocktail that gets its name from Pimm’s No.1, a British spirit.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Pimm’s No.1
  • 5 ounces of lemonade
  • 1 slice strawberry, orange, and cucumber
  • garnish: mint sprig

Directions:

Simple. Add all ingredients into a glass over ice and stir. Garnish with the mint sprig. That’s it!

5. Paloma

The Paloma, NOT the Margarita, is actually the official drink of Mexico. Known as “the working man’s drink” this cocktail is really unique because of its two essential ingredients: tequila and grapefruit juice.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 1/2 agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 splash soda water (or grapefruit soda)
  • garnish: grapefruit peel or lime wedge

Directions:

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice, and agave nectar. Shake well and strain into a glass over ice. Add soda water or grapefruit soda. Finish things off by garnishing with grapefruit peel or lime wedge.

6. Negroni

The Negroni is a popular Italian cocktail that is said to have been invented in Florence by an Italian count who demanded that the bartender replace the club soda in his Americano with gin.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce Campari
  • 1 ounce gin
  • 1 ounce vermouth rosso (red vermouth)
  • garnish: orange slice

Directions:

Stir Campari, gin and red vermouth into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with orange slice.

7. The French 75

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The French 75 is a chic classic that has been pleasing taste buds since World War I where it got its name from the French 75-mm field gun.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces London dry gin
  • ¾ ounce fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup
  • 2 ounces Champagne
  • spiral lemon twist (for serving)

Directions:

In a cocktail shaker, combine gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Fill the shaker with ice, cover and shake vigorously for about 20 seconds. Strain the cocktail into a large flute, top with champagne and garnish with a lemon twist.

8. Dark n’ Stormy

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Only a handful of the cocktail recipes out there are trademarked. The Dark ‘n' Stormy is one of them. The Gosling family, who owns the rights to this recipe, began dabbling in rum in Bermuda in the 1860s. Their experimentation resulted in a distinctly rich, dark rum that they would eventually christen “Gosling's Black Seal”. Around the same time, British sailors began brewing beer on the island using ginger root, which was said to cure seasickness. Eventually, someone had the grand idea to mix the two together, and the Dark ‘n' Stormy was born. The name is said to come from a sailor who said that it was “the color of a cloud only a fool or a dead man would sail under.” Fool or not, you're bound to enjoy this cocktail. Just be sure to use Gosling's Black Seal, or you may get a call from Mr. Gosling himself. . Full recipe with the link in the bio.

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The Dark n’ Stormy is a two-ingredient cocktail invented in Bermuda in the late 1860s by the Gosling family (of Gosling’s Rum). It’s said that one night someone at the distillery poured their dark rum and their signature ginger beer over ice and the rest is history.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 ounces rum
  • 5 ounces ginger beer

Directions:

This one is super easy. Just pour ginger beer into a tall glass filled with ice. Add rum and enjoy!


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