15 Easy DIY Quarantinis | Lockdown Cocktails You Can Make at Home

15 Easy DIY Quarantinis | Lockdown Cocktails You Can Make at Home
Reading Time: 9 minutes

 

When Life Gives You a Lockdown, Make a QuarantiniEvery Damn Day

 

And guess what, what time you have it, is totally IRRELEVANT.

As every hour is – Happy Hour ūüėú

 

 

While we all have been stuck at home, ever since the lockdown was imposed by our respective Governments, to curb the spread of the deadly pandemic, COVID Р19, I am trying to make the most of this Quarantine Life, by penning down travel blogs from my past travels, that I never got to write at that time, due to some or the other reason, apart from publishing photo blogs, to enable my readers to travel virtually to places like Bhutan and Sighisoara, Romania, through my eyes.  Another thing that I started to do, since Day 2 of the lockdown, was to create a different cocktail, or rather a different Quarantini, every other day, which is one of the 30 + Awesome Things to do at home during this Lockdown to keep your sanity intact.

 

Now please note, that all these Quarantinis that I have been making, are made of basic essentials such as :

  • Fresh Fruits (Orange | Lemon | Watermelon | Mango | Apple | Grapes)
  • Fruit Jams ( Mixed fruit | Marmalade )
  • Juice Concentrates ( Roohafza | Melon Squash | Orange Tang | Lemon Rasna )
  • Carton Juices ( Mango | Guava | Orange | Cranberry )
  • Fizzy Drinks ( Sprite | Coke | Soda | Appy)
  • Fresh Mint
  • Green Tea | Infusion Tea
  • Simple Sugar and Mint syrup

 

Alcohol used – Anything and everything that’s available.

 

Some of you who follow me on Instagram where I go by the name of @theETLRblog might have seen some of the step by step tutorial videos, I post on my stories, whenever I make a new Quarantini. As its been more than a month, that the lockdown has been enforced, and I have made a couple of drinks, taking the cue from a lot of my followers on Instagram, I am sharing the recipes of these 15 Quarantinis, that you can make at home, in the form of this blog post.

 

I am well aware that a lot of you don’t have the drinks stock with you, but that’s the beauty of these Quarantinis – They are just as tasty without the Alcohol (some of them ūüėú). And you can always try these Cocktails, at home, when you are able to get your hands on your Booze, post lockdown.

 

The beauty of a Quarantini is that there is no fixed recipe. It’s literally making the most of what’s available, when you are stuck at home.

 

 

Strictly Alcoholic 

 

 

Roohgasm

 

Roohgasm | Name Credits – Tanya Dhar

 

Ingredients

  • 75 mls Gin
  • 20 mls Roohafza

Prep Time – 2 minutes

Instructions

  • Coat the rim of the glass with lemon, so that salt can stick.
  • In a tumbler / shaker, add some ice, 75 mls of Gin,¬† 20 mls of Roohafza and shake it up.
  • Fill half of the tall glass with crushed ice.
  • Strain and pour the mix from the shaker, and top up with soda.

 

If you are looking for some more Gin based cocktail recipes, I would recommend you check out this Hibiscus Gin Sour Cocktail Recipe .

 

Appletini

 

 

Ingredients

  • 75 mls Vodka / Bacardi
  • 100 ml Appy¬†
  • Fresh lemon, mint leaves
  • 25 mls Apple simple syrup.

Prep Time –¬†2 minutes

Instructions

  • Take a glass and fill half of it with crushed ice / 5-6 ice cubes.
  • Add 75 mls Vodka / Bacardi.
  • Add 25 mls of Apple Simple syrup.
  • Top up with 100 ml of Appy.
  • Squeeze some fresh lime, give it a gentle stir, garnish with a twig of mint leaves.
  • And serve.

 

PS – If you don’t have Appy, but have Apple Juice. Add 100 mls of Apple Juice and top up with Soda.

 

 

Neon Lights

 

Neon Lights | Name Credits – Saumya Vats

 

Ingredients

  • 60 mls Vodka
  • 20 mls Melon Squash / Green Apple Syrup

Prep Time –¬†2 minutes

Instructions

  • In a glass, first add 4-5 ice cubes, then 60 mls Vodka, and 20 mls Melon Squash / Green Apple Syrup, and give it a nice stir.
  • Fill up the rest of the glass with Soda / Sprite.
  • Add a pinch of salt and chaat masala, for some added flavour.

 

 

Mint – O – Rum

 

Mint – o – Rum | Name Credits – Heena Raheja

 

Ingredients

  • 60 mls Rum / Spiced Rum /Bacardi
  • 30 mls fresh lime juice
  • 60 mls sugar syrup
  • A Slice of Orange
  • Lemon Wedges
  • Fresh Mint

Prep Time –¬†5 minutes

Instructions

  • In a tall glass, add 1-2 slices of Orange, 1-2 lemon wedges, some fresh mint leaves and muddle them together.¬†
  • Add 30 mls fresh lime juice, and 60 mls simple sugar syrup.
  • Add 60 ml of Bacardi / Gin / Vodka (anything that’s available ) and give it a nice stir. ( Preferably Bacardi )
  • Top up with soda, and serve.

 

 

Rum Punch

 

 

Ingredients 

Makes 4 portions

  • 1 Orange
  • 1 Lemon
  • 200 mls Rum / Spiced Rum / Bacardi
  • 250 mls Orange Juice
  • Fresh Mint and Ginger
  • 60 mls Lemon Rasna concentrate

Prep Time –¬†5 minutes

Instructions

  • Take 1 orange, 1 lemon, some ginger and fresh mint leaves in a jug, and muddle them together.
  • Add the Lemon Rasna concentrate, and 250 mls Orange Juice.
  • Add 200 mls Rum, and mix the contents of the jug.
  • Let it sit for 15-20 minutes in the fridge.
  • Strain it and pour it in the glasses (upto three quarters), and top up with soda.

 

 

Espresso Martini

 

 

Ingredients

  • 60 mls Vodka
  • Espresso Shot (60 mls)

Prep Time –¬†2 minutes

Instructions

  • In a tumbler / shaker add 4-5 ice cubes, 60 mls Vodka, 60 mls black coffee ( espresso shot ), 15 mls sugar syrup and shake it up. (Until you can see the froth)
  • Strain and serve in a martini glass.
  • Add 2-3 coffee beans on the top of the froth as garnish.

 

PS – If you have a coffee liqueur like Kahlua, ditch the sugar syrup, and add 30 mls of this coffee liqueur instead,

 

Beer Radlers

 

 

Ingredients

  • Beer
  • Guava Juice / Appy / Sprite / Cranberry Juice / Mango Juice / Orange Juice / Lemonade

Prep Time –¬†2 minutes

Instructions

  • In a beer glass / mug, first add the juice (75 – 100 mls)
  • Top up with Beer.
  • Give it a nice stir, and squeeze some fresh lime.
  • Serve chilled.

 

 

Vodka Cranberry

 

Vodka Cranberry | Flickr | TheCulinaryGeek

 

Ingredients

  • 60 mls Vodka
  • 150 mls Cranberry Juice
  • 15 mls Fresh Lime Juice

Prep Time –¬†2 minutes

Instructions

  • Add 4-5 ice cubes in the glass, and pour 60 mls Vodka.
  • Add 150 mls of Cranberry Juice, and 15 mls of fresh lime juice.
  • Stir it up, sprinkle some salt and chaat masala, and serve.

 

 

Alcoholic / Non – Alcoholic

 

Please note, that while I have used some sort of alcohol in all these drinks, you can very well enjoy these Quarantinis, specially the ones listed below without alcohol in it, or use whatever is available in the mentioned quantities.

 

Fruit Punch

 

 

Ingredients 

Makes 4 portions

  • 1 Orange
  • 1 Apple
  • Some Grapes
  • 300 mls Rum / Spiced Rum / Bacardi
  • 250 mls Guava Juice
  • Fresh Mint and Ginger
  • Infused Tea

Prep Time –¬†5 – 10 minutes

Instructions

  • Take 1 Orange, 1 Apple (in small pieces), some ginger, grapes (in halves) and fresh mint leaves in a jug. DON‚ÄôT MUDDLE !
  • Add 300 mls Rum or any alcohol, and mix the contents of the jug.
  • Let it sit for 15-20 minutes in the freezer.
  • Add 250 mls Guava Juice, mix it up and again let it sit in the freezer.
  • Boil some infused tea, and let it cool.
  • Put everything in one big container / jug.
  • Add 9-10 ice cubes, and top up with soda.
  • Strain it and pour it in the glasses, and add some fruits from the mix.

 

Have the rum infused fruits towards the end. It’s yummy.

 

 

Jim Jam

 

Jim Jam | Name Credits – Saumya Vats

 

Ingredients

  • 75 mls Bacardi / Gin / Vodka
  • Mixed Fruit Jam
  • 30 mls Lemon Rasna concentrate

Prep Time –¬†5 – 10 minutes

Instructions

  • Take 1 tbsp mixed fruit jam, boil it in 100 ml water and let it cool.
  • Pour 75 ml of Bacardi / Gin / Vodka (anything that’s available ) in a tall glass (Preferable 25 mls Gin and 50 mls Vodka).
  • Add the Lemon Rasna Concentrate ( 30 ml)¬† and the jam liquid (60 ml).
  • Give it a nice stir, and top up with soda / sprite.

 

 

Mangfier Breeze

 

Mangifier Breeze | Name Credits – Akansha Sharma

 

Ingredients

  • 30 mls Vodka
  • 60 mls Gin
  • 30 mls Green Tea
  • 60 mls Mango Juice

Prep Time –¬†5 – 10 minutes

Instructions

  • Make half a cup Green Tea, and let it cool.
  • Add 4-5 ice cubes to the glass, and pour 30 mls Vodka and 60 mls Gin.
  • Add 60 mls of Mango Juice / Maaza / Slice, and 30 mls of Green Tea.
  • Stir it up, and serve.

 

 

Tequila Sunrise

 

 

Ingredients

  • 60 mls Tequila
  • 150 mls Orange Juice
  • 10 mls Roohafza

Prep Time –¬†2 minutes

Instructions

  • Add 4-5 ice cubes in a tall glass, pour 60 mls Tequila and 150 mls Orange juice, and stir.
  • Add 10 mls Roohafza, and let it settle down.
  • Top up with Soda, and serve.

 

PS – If you don’t have Orange canned juice, Orange Tang would make for the perfect substitute.

 

 

Tipsy Orange Tea

 

 

Ingredients

  • 60 mls Vodka
  • 150 mls Green Tea
  • Orange Marmalade

Prep Time –¬†5 – 10 minutes

Instructions

  • Make a cup of Green Tea / Infusion Tea and add¬†1 tbsp orange marmalade and let it cool.
  • Add 4-5 ice cubes in the glass, and pour 60 mls Vodka.
  • Add 150 mls of Green Tea mixed with Orange Marmalade.
  • Squeeze half a lemon.
  • Stir it up, and serve.

 

PS – If you don’t have Orange Marmalade, substitute it with 1 tbsp of Orange Tang.

 

Mango Spritz

 

 

Ingredients

  • 75 mls Vodka
  • 30 ml Mango Juice
  • Fresh Mango, lime wedges, mint leaves

Prep Time –¬†5 minutes

Instructions

  • In a tumbler / shaker, add some fresh mango, 1-2 lemon wedges, some fresh mint leaves and muddle them together.¬†
  • Add 30 mls Mango Juice.
  • Add 75 ml of Bacardi / Gin / Vodka (anything that’s available ) and give it a nice stir. ( Preferably Vodka)
  • Give it a nice shake.
  • Strain, and pour in a glass (upto three quarters), and top up with soda / Sprite.
  • But before you pour, make sure to Coat the rim of the glass with lemon, so that salt and red chilli powder can stick, when you sprinkle it along the rim (Optional).

 

 

Watermelon Cooler

 

 

Ingredients

Makes 4 portions

  • 60 mls Vodka
  • 60 mls Gin
  • 60 mls Rum
  • 200 mls Cranberry Juice
  • 75 mls Roohafza
  • Fresh Watermelon, lime wedges, mint leaves

Prep Time –¬†5 minutes

Instructions

  • Take 1/4th of a Watermelon, 1 lemon, some ginger and fresh mint leaves in a jug, and muddle them together.
  • Add Cranberry Juice and Roohafza.
  • Add the alcohol, some ice cubes, and mix the contents of the jug.
  • Let it sit for 15-20 minutes in the fridge.
  • Empty out a 500 mls bottle of Soda, in the jug.
  • Give it a nice stir.
  • Strain and Serve chilled.

 

 

Pin these 15 Easy DIY Lockdown Quarantini | Cocktail Recipes 

 

I hope you enjoyed checking out these 15 Easy Do It Yourself Cocktail Recipes.¬†Don’t forget to Pin these Lockdown Cocktail Recipes, for ready reference.

 

 

And if you like reading the content I create and curate, I will be really thankful if you could 

LIKE | COMMENT | SHARE and SUBSCRIBE 

 

Also, if you’re on Facebook, I would love to have you as a part of¬†

the Eat Travel Live Repeat Travel Community

 

Subscribe via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 8,369 other subscribers

 



1 thought on “15 Easy DIY Quarantinis | Lockdown Cocktails You Can Make at Home”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.