If you have the luxury of quarantining yourself inside your home, first of all, be grateful. Second, find an easy cocktail recipe to try. Because no one wants to get through quarantine completely sober.


Standard Recipe: 2 1/2 oz gin, 1/2 oz dry vermouth, 1 dash of orange bitters, garnish with a lemon twist.

The classic martini is made with gin, but you can swap for vodka. Next up is a good dry vermouth, and then the question of shaken or stirred. We recommend stirring, as shaking can often damage the liquor you’ve just poured. Add some bitters, then decide if you’d like lemons or olives to top off your drink.


Standard Recipe: 3 oz tequila, 2 oz lime juice, 1 oz simple syrup, 1/2 – 1 tsp orange liqueur, 2 tbs kosher salt and/or sugar (for the rim).

First, rub the rim of your glass with lime juice so that the salt or sugar sticks to it. Then it’s time to add the other ingredients. Shake up your other ingredients in a separate glass and then pour them into your glass when ready. garnish with a lime.


Standard Recipe: Standard Recipe: 6 oz light rum, 12 mint springs or spearmint, 6 tbs lime juice, 4 tbs sugar, club soda, garnish with lime slices.

This is one of the best cocktail recipes because the only thing you have to do is toss your ingredients into a mixer, shake it up really good, and pour into your glass. Then garnish with some lime slices. Easy peasy, Mojito squeezy.

Juliana Albuquerque