Easy Lockdown Cocktails To Make Yourself At Home

It’s time for a quarantini…

Is day 10 of the lockdown taking its toll on you? Same, that’s why we come bearing exciting DIY cocktails you can make to pass the time and enjoy while at home.  Let’s call this a ‘quarantini’, it is according to the internet, a drink easily made with just a few ingredients that can be sipped on while ‘stuck’ at home.

Here are 3 classic cocktail recipes (aka ‘quarantinis’) that you can make with ingredients that you can find in your fridge or pantry and your favourite drinks from your bar trolley. Most cocktail recipes actually consist of alcohol + sweetener + mixer, and if you really want to get fancy, you can throw in some fruit to add flavour to the drink.

The ‘Graceful Mimosa’

Did you know that a Mimosa contains 32% of your suggested daily dose of Vitamin C? Simply mix sparkling wine with orange juice.

·      60ml orange juice

·      120ml Grace du Roi White Gold Sparkling Wine

Fill a champagne flute one-third full of freshly squeezed orange juice and top up with ice-cold Grace du Roi White Gold.

About Grace Sparkling Wine: 

Grace Du Roi Sparkling Wines are a range of premium sparkling wines from South Africa’s traditional wine growing region in the Cape. Grace wines are known for their lively bubble, and refreshing green-apple and pear character (with a hint of raspberry and cream for the Rose wines). 

Don Papa Old Fashioned

Rum is the perfect spirit base for a cocktail that will transport your mind to sun, sea and sand. Here we have an oldie but a goodie for the rum-based cocktail because not only is it delicious but you only need a few ingredients to make it, most of which are probably already in your pantry.

·       2 parts Don Papa Dark rum

·       2 dashes Angostura Bitters

·       1 splash of water

·       1-2 tsp sugar

·       Cubed ice

·       To garnish: Orange peel

Add the granulated sugar and Angostura Bitters to a rocks glass with a single ice cube. Stir the mix until the ice cube has melted enough to dissolve the sugar. Add another 3 to 4 ice cubes and half of the rum then stir for around 60 seconds. Top up the glass with more ice and add the rest of the rum, then stir for another 60 seconds

About Don Papa Rum

We all need a little magic and make believe at the moment. Crafted with great precision, Don Papa Rum is the spirit of the magical and mystical “Sugarlandia”. Sugarlandia, although not a real place, is inspired by the romance of the island of Negros (where Don Papa is made) and is the spiritual home of Don Papa Rum, a place that echoes the values of those that burnt with passion, honour, bravery, and resilience. 

Garden & Tonic

We also have something for the non-drinkers during lockdown.  Seedlip is the world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirit, solving the dilemma of ‘what to drink when you’re Not drinking’.  It also boasts zero calories and is sugar-free, sweetener-free and artificial flavour-free making it perfect for the health enthusiasts too!

Add 50 ml Seedlip Garden to a highball glass, top with quality tonic water, add a handful of peas and enjoy!

About Seedlip

Seedlip Garden 108 captures the essence of the English countryside with sophisticated top notes of the handpicked peas and hay from the founder’s family farm with a complex herbal base character of spearmint, rosemary and thyme.

Zinhlezonke Zikalala

I am a Journalist by profession, Marketing Officer by curiosity. I have worked across big brand magazines/publications for the past 3 years. My expertise also extend to TV production and social media management for brands.

3 thoughts on “Easy Lockdown Cocktails To Make Yourself At Home

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  2. Sandakahle says:

    Cocktail hour is what I need to enjoy the lockdown #Cocktailhouriseverything

    1. Bandile Mathebula says:

      haha. We’re Counting days till the end of the lockdown. Its close!

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