Cocktails: Quarantine Recipes for the Sheltered in Place

Who said the only recipes needed during quarantine days are food? Something a little more fun we’d like to share are recipes for cocktails. We found some great ones on the web and had a lot of fun trying them.

2 oz vodka
2 lime wedges
ginger beer


How to Make It: Fill a copper mug halfway full of crushed ice. Add the vodka and a few dashes of the ginger beer. Squeeze and drop the two lime wedges in. Fill the mug completely full of crushed ice and top off with ginger beer. Garnish with a mint sprig and a lime wheel.


2. The Freshest Margarita 
“The Freshest Margarita ticks all of the boxes for one of the great at-home cocktails. It’s easy to put together and most of the ingredients are probably already in your pantry. Milagro Silver’s crisp agave-forward flavour, combined with fresh lime and agave nectar (also from the agave plant), make for a bright and tasty cocktail, with which to reward yourself after a long day working from home. It’s also easy to make as a pitcher. If you’re like me and hosting virtual happy hours with your friends, one won’t be enough!” —Jaime Salas, brand ambassador, Milagro Tequila 

2 Parts Milagro Silver
¾ Part agave nectar
1 part fresh lime juice

How to make it: Pour all ingredients into a Boston shaker, shake and strain over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

3. Mint Julep
1/4 ounce simple syrup
8 mint leaves
2 ounces bourbon
Garnish: bitters
Garnish: mint sprig

How to make: In a Julep cup or rocks glass, lightly muddle the mint and syrup. Add the bourbon and pack tightly with crushed ice. Stir until the cup is frosted on the outside. Top with more crushed ice to form an ice dome and garnish with a mint sprig and a few optional drops of bitters.

And just for fun, because why not, here’s 52 more cocktail ideas for the quarantined to try. As with any kind of cocktail, try them safely and don’t drive anywhere, even with a mask.