We’ve rounded up DIY cocktail recipes from Miami hot spots to inspire your next virtual happy hour. Because, let’s be honest, the “Quarantini” is whatever you want it to be.
Make: The Gulab from Byblos
The term ‘gulab’ translates to ‘rose’ in Indian culture, which explains why you are topping this with pink petals. At Byblos they use in-house made pomegranate syrup but feel free to muddle whatever berries are left in the the fridge.
1.5 oz. vodka
0.75 oz. pomegranate syrup
0.75 oz. lemon juice
Directions: Add all the ingredients into a shaker. Fill with ice. Shake, & strain into a glass. If you’re feeling fancy, garnish drink with 4-6 rose petals and a spritz of lemon zest.
Make: The Basic B*tch from Sweet Liberty Drinks & Supply Company
Come on, people—this is a time when a little self-deprecation laughter is good for the soul. Put on your favorite Lululemons, make a Zoom date with your basic b*tch BFF and sip a cocktail while you binge-watch Laguna Beach season one together.
1.5 oz. Absolute Elyx Vodka
0.5 oz. St. Germain
0.5 oz. lemon juice
2 sage leaves
Splash of Prosecco
Directions: Shake and strain all of the above ingredients through a strainer into a glass (our preferred glass of choice is a chilled champagne flute) and top with a splash of prosecco. If you’re feeling fancy, add a lemon peel garnish.
Make: The Pico Picante from Bodega Taqueria y Tequila, South Beach
Call us crazy, but we love a cocktail that features vegetables. Thanks to a serving of cucumber (antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and hydrating!), we’re gonna go ahead and put this one in the guilt-free category.
1.5 oz. El Jimador Tequila
0.5 oz. Ilegal Mezcal
2.25 oz. Pico Mix (1 oz Cucumber Juice; .75 oz Jalapeño Syrup; .25 oz Lime Juice; .25 oz Cilantro)
Dash of Orange Bitters
Directions: In a shaker, combine the tequila, mezcal and pico mix into a shaker. Add in the pico mix and dash of orange bitters. Shake vigorously and then pour into a high ball glass over ice. If you’re feeling fancy, garnish with a cucumber swirl.
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