With bars temporarily closed and days warming up, no doubt you’ve been craving for some refreshing cocktails. It’s time to put an end to the thirst and turn your kitchen into your new favourite cocktail bar thanks to our top 10 Quarantini cocktail recipes.
From all-time classics to Gatsby-party-like cocktails, impress your guests during your next HouseParty or FaceTime get-together. Dust off your shaker, pull out the martini glasses and rock the virtual party.
Quarantini #1 - Espresso Rumtini
with Mainbrace Rum
50ml Mainbrace rum
Orange twist for garnish
If caffeine is your vice, then you’ll want to rustle up this Espresso Rumtini pronto. With Mainbrace rum adding soothing notes of caramel and toffee to the palate and notes of dried fruits and spice on the nose, just add all your ingredients to a cocktail shaker, followed by plenty of ice cubes.
Give the cocktail a good shake for at least 15 seconds and strain into a perfectly chilled martini glass. Garnish with your orange twist and enjoy.
Quarantini #2 - Rhubarb Gin Martini
50ml Penrhos Rhubarb Gin
10ml Dry Vermouth
Why not give the classic gin martini a modern twist, with this refreshing Rhubarb alternative? With a tart burst of rhubarb, soft citrus and herbal notes, you’ll wonder why you’ve never tried this before.
Simply add your gin and vermouth to a mixing glass with ice, stir and double strain into a martini glass. For an added fabulous flourish, garnish with a rose petal – optional but encouraged.
Quarantini #3 - Steph’s Bees Knees’
with Micro Distillery
50ml Psychopomp Gin
Fresh lemon juice (half a lemon)
1 tsp Honey
An effortless cocktail for an astonishing sweet and refreshing result. Shake all the ingredients over ice with a shaker (you can use a metal water bottle or flask if you don’t have a shaker at home.) Strain and enjoy!
If you’re in need of a pick me up, then this is the Quarantini for you. With Greensand Ridge dry gin using 15 botanicals, including honey, rosehip and coriander, the result is a cocktail which is light on the palate and hard to put down. For this cocktail, combine all your ingredients in a mixing glass and stir. Once well mixed, pour into your martini glass of choice, garnish with an orange peel and voila. For optimum sipping satisfaction, chill your martini glass beforehand.
Quarantini #5 - Truffle Martini
with Cambridge Distillery
50ml Cambridge Distillery Truffle Gin
5ml Dry Sherry
5ml Dry Vermouth
Orange zest for garnish
Perfect for a weekend indulgence, this truffle gin is decadent and luxurious. Led by the taste of white truffle from Alba, Piedmont, pour all your ingredients into a mixing beaker, add a handful of ice and stir until chilled and well combined.
Strain into a frozen martini glass and garnish with orange zest.
Quarantini #6 - Classic Martini
with York Gin
60ml York Gin London Dry
1tsp Dry Vermouth
Satisfying and sophisticated, the York Gin Quarantini is a perfect balance of classic flavours. Simply add the gin, dry vermouth and a handful of ice into your cocktail shaker. Shake, or stir if preferred, the ingredients and strain into a chilled martini glass. Serve with an olive or two on a cocktail stick.
Quarantini #7 - Electric Martini
with Three Spirits (alcohol-free)
50ml Three Spirit Livener
50ml Cranberry juice
10ml Lime juice
An invigorating elixir and the perfect party pick-me-up for those who fancy a mocktail, Three Spirits Livener adds a fresh and fiery flavour of watermelon, guava and ginger to your drink. To make, add your ingredients to an ice filled cocktail shaker or jam jar (make sure you tighten the lid) and shake, shake, shake.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with candied cranberries and a wheel of dried orange, or a slice of fresh. If you’re seeking an extra Friday night kick, drizzle in a touch of citrus vodka before you shake.
Quarantini #8 - Espresso Martini
with Six Saints Rum
25ml Six Saints Rum
25ml Coffee Liqueur
25ml Sugar Syrup
3 Coffee beans
Another take on Espresso Martini - because we know it too well, that’s one of our very favourite cocktails! Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Using a jigger, measure 25ml Six Saints Rum, 25ml coffee liqueur, 25ml sugar syrup and 25ml espresso into the shaker. Shake the mixture vigorously in the cocktail shaker until the surface of the shaker feels chilled. Pour into a martini glass and garnish with a couple of coffee beans.
Quarantini #9 - Lulada Martini
with Caleño Drinks (alcohol-free)
25ml Fresh lime juice
15ml Gomme syrup
5ml Monin anise syrup
5-10 drops Ms. Betters’
For this mocktail, it’s pretty straight forward, simply: shake, dry shake & strain. Pour your mixture into a coupette and garnish with a star anise for a fancy finish.
Quarantini #10 - Lime Martini
40ml Kalki Moon Premium Gin
10ml Dry Vermouth
Fill a metal shaker with cracked ice. Pour in the dry vermouth, stir briefly, and strain out (this may be discarded). Add the gin and tir briskly for 10 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and garnish with sliced finger lime sliced long ways and squeeze out some of the pearls. You have it!
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