The coronavirus pandemic has forced bars and restaurants to shut down, except for take-out and delivery service. Since no one delivers cocktails, we’re on our own when it comes to mixology. But never fear, the “Quarantini” is here. It has quickly become the preferred cocktail of the quarantined and anyone can make it at home.
“Quarantini” is really a catch-all name for an adult beverage made with whatever ingredients you can find in your kitchen. This version was concocted by Derek Brown, author of Spirits, Sugar, Water, Bitters: How the Cocktail Conquered the World and owner of the Washington, DC cocktail bar Columbia Room:
- 1½ to 2 ounces of a not-so-sweet spirit, like vodka, gin, or another of your choice.
- ¾ ounce of citrus, such as lemon or lime juice. The vitamin C is great for immunity!
- ½ to ¾ ounce of simple syrup to sweeten things up. Simple syrup is made by boiling equal parts sugar and water until they liquefy together.
- Shake the drink with a bit of ice. If you don’t have a shaker, you can grab two pint glasses and join their rims. Then strain your “Quarantini” into a cocktail glass and enjoy. Cheers!