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Best Homemade Quarantine Cocktails

Great Cocktail Recipes For Quarantine Drinking

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Let's face it, quarantine has got you feeling more stressed-out than ever. Virtual meetings, lectures, and discussions are just more draining as you find yourself having less and less time to relax.

You used to let your mind wander on the commute to and from your work or you used to start your days with a morning jog around your neighborhood. Yes, this "new normal" sucks.

You what doesn't suck? Alcohol. You may not be able to go to a bar after a tiring workday but you can sure re-create the bar feeling by mixing up your own batch of fruity cocktails, turning the television up, and gathering your best friends for a virtual hangout this Friday.

These cocktail recipes are totally easy to re-create and amazingly scrumptious. Be your own bartender tomorrow night and try these out ASAP!

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Watermelon Cucumber Cocktail

The "ber" months may have begun but that doesn't mean you can't chill out with the summertime vibes at home! This summertime vibes recipe stars the unofficial fruit of summer, watermelon. Paired with refreshing cucumber and tangy lime, let us introduce you to your new favorite cocktail. Just add the ingredients in the order below and blend until smooth. Make this into an adult slushie by stashing in the freezer for about 10 to 15 minutes. Bliss!

Ingredients

1 cup Watermelon, fresh
1/4 cup Cucumber
4 Mint
1 tbsp Lime Juice
1 tbsp Agave Nectar
3 tbsp Vodka
1/4 cup Ice

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Love Tank Drank

This homemade cocktail will send sparks flying everywhere and will get the two of you in the perfect mood for loving. Citrusy, fresh, and delicious!

Blend all the liquid ingredients and combine them. Add ice and sliced strawberries to a glass and pour in the blended cocktail to be enjoyed by you and your sweetie.

Ingredients

1 cup Orange Juice
1 tbsp Lemon Juice
2 tbsp Vodka – plus additional 2 tablespoons of Aperol if desired
1/3 cup Strawberries – sliced

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Strawberry Daiquiri

While the original daiquiri is associated with a super sweet frozen mixture, this recipe uses a mix of fresh ingredients, like lime juice and strawberries, to create a breezy beach favorite!

Just add all ingredients to your blender cup, screw on the cross blade, and blend until smooth and slushy.

Ingredients

1/4 cup Rum – or White Rum
1 1/2 cup Strawberries, frozen
1/4 cup Lime Juice
2 tbsp Honey – or Agave Nectar

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Orange Mango Vodka Slushy

Made with a blend of citrus juices, tropical mangoes, and a shot or two of vodka, this slushie for adults is guaranteed to be a hit at your virtual game night get-together!

Ingredients

1 cup Mango, frozen chunks
1/2 cup Orange Juice
6 tbsp Vodka
2 tbsp Lime Juice
1/2 cup Ice

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Eggnog Cocktail

Store-bought eggnog contains a ton of added sugar and fat. Try this homemade recipe that's not only vegan but equally delicious! Plus, it's made with 100% real-food ingredients!

Add all ingredients in the order listed and blend until smooth. Garnish with whipped cream and an extra sprinkle of cinnamon!

Ingredients

1 Medium-sized Banana
2 Dates, pitted
1/4 tsp Cinnamon, ground
1/8 tsp Nutmeg, ground
1/8 tsp Clove, ground
1 1/2 cup Almond Milk, vanilla, unsweetened
4 tbsp Cognac
1/2 cup Ice

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Real Fruit Paloma

Tangy and tart, this bright and citrus-filled real fruit paloma is like your traditional paloma, but better. While this cocktail is especially refreshing during the dog days of summer, you'll want to sip on this one year-round.

Add the first six ingredients in the order listed and blend until smooth. Pour into a salt-rimmed cup and top with sparkling water. Enjoy drinking responsibly!

Note: For your safety, do NOT blend carbonated ingredients. Any carbonated ingredients are to be added AFTER the drink has finished blending.

Ingredients

1/2 cup Grapefruit, fresh
1 tbsp Lime Juice
1 tbsp Lemon Juice
1 tbsp Honey
3 tbsp Tequila
1/4 cup Ice
1/4 cup Sparkling Water

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The Ultimate Sangria

This party in a pitcher is a must-have for your next festive gathering! Packed with fresh berries and sliced fruits, all infused with red wine, rum, and a blend of fruit juices, this smooth and balanced cocktail is a crowd-pleaser. Enjoy the Ultimate Sangria over ice with even more fresh fruits!

Combine ½ of all berries, one apple, and one orange (with skin and peel) in your blender and pulse into a muddled and crushed consistency. Combine muddled fruit mixture, pomegranate juice, orange juice, and rum into a pitcher.

Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight then add the wine along with the remaining berries, apple, and orange slices and stir. Serve over ice and enjoy!

Ingredients

1 cup Blueberries
1 cup Raspberries
1 cup Blackberries
2 Green Apple
2 Orange
2 cup Pomegranate Juice, unsweetened
1 cup Orange Juice
1/2 cup Rum
6 cup Red Wine

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Low Sugar Cucumber Margarita

Goodbye, artificial sweeteners, and bottled lime juice! Once you try this blended cucumber and lime margarita, there's no turning back! It may be low in calories and sugar, but this cocktail does not hold back on flavor.

Made with freshly squeezed lime juice, refreshing cucumbers, and naturally sweet honey, this skinny margarita is guaranteed to hit the spot!

Not a cucumber fan? Substitute cucumber with your favorite fruit. Current crowd favorites are strawberry and mango.

Add ingredients in the order listed and blend until smooth. Pour into cocktail glasses and garnish with salt, lime, and sliced cucumbers.

Ingredients

1 cup Cucumber – peeled and diced
6 tbsp Tequila
2 tbsp Lime Juice
1 tbsp Honey
1 cup Ice

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Peppermint Cocktail

Take a stroll down Candy Cane Lane with this minty holiday treat! The crushed peppermint candy on the rims add a nice festive touch and really amps up the peppermint flavor.

Made with four simple ingredients, the Peppermint Cocktail is the perfect holiday party drink to remind you that there's still a lot to look forward to in the next couple of months. Just hang in there!

Add all ingredients except for the crushed peppermint candies into the blender and blend until smooth. Use a martini or another fancy glass and place the rim into sugar water. Then, dip the rim into the crushed peppermint candies for a pretty garnished glass.

Ingredients

5 Peppermint Candy
4 tbsp Vodka
1 cup Almond Milk, vanilla, unsweetened
1/2 cup Ice

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Spiked Strawberry Mint Slushy

Combine cool mint, sweet strawberries, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and two shots of vodka, and you've got a recipe for a good time! Thanks to the sweet honey, this next-level strawberry lemonade slush is free of artificial sweeteners and syrups.

Just add the ingredients in the order listed and blend until smooth for about 30 to 60 seconds. Garnish with fresh strawberry slices and a lime wheel before serving for that Instagram-worthy factor.

Ingredients

1 1/2 cup Strawberries, frozen
3 Mint
6 tbsp Vodka
1 cup Water
2 tbsp Honey

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Caramel Banana Cream Cocktail

Naturally sweet and oh so creamy, the Caramel Banana Cream Cocktail is the perfect way to end your day! No added sugars in this boozy dessert in a cup - just sweet dates and banana with a hint of vanilla and a generous splash of rum. Cheers to that!

Add ingredients in the order listed and blend until smooth, about 30 to 60 seconds. Pour into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish. Enjoy!

Ingredients

1 Medium-sized Banana
2 Dates, pitted
1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
3 tbsp Rum
1/2 cup Ice

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Beet the Hangover

Finally to cap off this cocktail recipe list, here's on that will help you feeling A-okay the next morning. This is just the thing to help get rid of those nasty hangovers!

Made with powerful inflammation-fighting ingredients, like fresh ginger and turmeric, and liver-cleansing beets and lemon juice, this bright and bubbly cocktail will save the day!

Add all ingredients except for the sparkling water and blend until completely smooth. Strain into a chilled glass, add sparkling water and garnish.

P.S. For your safety, do NOT blend carbonated ingredients. Any carbonated ingredients are to be added AFTER the drink has finished blending.

Ingredients

½ Beet, raw
1/4 cup Carrot
1/2 tbsp Ginger Root, fresh
1/2 tbsp Turmeric, fresh
2 tbsp Lemon Juice
5 tbsp Vodka
1/4 cup Ice
1/2 cup Sparkling Water

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With the threat of the coronavirus and all the changes it has brought, many of you most probably feel anxious and are overall stressed. While self-medicating with alcohol can reduce anxiety when taken in small doses, you should remember that it is mainly a depressant with detrimental long-term effects.

Too much alcohol can lead to mood shifts and violent outbursts that you will regret the next day especially if you're stuck quarantining with a significant other, your parents or children, and young adolescents.

Remember to drink moderately and make sure you have a trusty hangover cure for the morning after. Drinks up!

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