Our Fave Queerin-tini Cocktails!
You’re stuck inside, cabin fever raging, over Zoom chit-chatting and you’re all out of chai. What to do? How bout we make a Quarantini and just chill! Yes, these are unprecedented times, the idiot’s running the asylum (aka the Whitehouse) so we might as well follow the rules, stay safe, wash those hands, share our t-paper and enjoy a cocktail…or two. Here are our desilicious takes on the cocktail of the moment—the quarantini:
Who knew the 2020′s would start out so awful…and who misses the 90s? We do! Ingredients: 1/2 oz Fresh lime juice, 1 oz Cranberry juice, 1/2 oz Cointreau, 1 1/2 oz Vodka, a squeeze of lime. Preparation: Add all ingredients into cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and double strain into large cocktail glass. Garnish with lime wheel.
The Un-masked Mule
Don’t be an ass…where a mask when you must make an outdoor dash. And when you get home—reward yourself with a cocktail! Ingredients: 4 oz Ginger beer, 1 1/2 oz Vodka, 1/6 oz Lime juice. Preparation: Combine vodka and ginger beer in a copper mug or highball glass filled with ice. Add lime juice. Stir gently and garnish with a lime slice. Remove mask, drink! Served: On the rocks; poured over ice.
Yes, we’re all missing getting our Sholay on together followed by late night spicy desi dhaba food. But who says you can’t add a little spice to your new solo life? Ingredients: 2 oz. gin, 1⁄2 oz. fresh lime juice, 1⁄2 oz. simple syrup, 1⁄8 tsp. ground cumin, 1⁄8 tsp. kosher salt, lemon slice, for garnish. Preparation: Combine gin, lime juice, simple syrup, cumin, and salt in an ice-filled shaker. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled martini glass; garnish with lemon slice. Adapted from Saveur.
Seriously…drink responsibly of course and don’t go isolating yourself into a dark corner…stay in touch with the ones you love, be safe, and be kind!