Liquid Luxuries: Vacation-Inspired Cocktails for Home

With the world on lockdown and travel on hold for the foreseeable future, we wanted to share some Holiday-inspired cocktails that are easy to make at home.

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We know social distancing is all the rave right now, but that doesn't mean we must sacrifice a chilled, low-alcohol, low-calorie drink that's festive and delicious to keep our spirits up. For the fun of it, we've selected 3 mixes you can whip together using simple ingredients in your pantry.

Let us know in the comments which mixes you've tried!

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NEW YORK CITY: Ginger, Spice & Everything Nice

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 ounce honey-ginger syrup
  • 2 ounces Byrrh
  • Lemon wheel for garnish

Fill a cocktail shaker half full with ice cubes. Add the lemon juice, honey-ginger syrup, Byrrh, cover, and shake to chill - about 10 seconds. Strain the cocktail into a rocks class and garnish. with a lemon wheel.

To Make Honey-Ginger Syrup:

  • 1/4 cup fresh ginger juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup

Combine the ginger juice, honey and simple syrup in an airtight container, and stir until incorporated.

 

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BARBADOS: Summer In A Glass

Ingredients:

  • 2 strawberries, hulled
  • 4 ounces rosé wine, chilled
  • 1 ounce Campari
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • Soda water, chilled 

Muddle the strawberries in a mixing glass or cocktail shaker. Add the rosé, Campari and lemon juice, and stir to incorporate. Pour into a wine glass, add a handful of ice cubes, and top with a splash of soda water.

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BRAZIL: Passion Fruit Caipi-Santi

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 lime cut into 6 pieces
  • 2 ounces sake
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 fresh passion fruit (or 1 tablespoon of passion fruit pulp) 

Combine the lime, sake, sugar and passion fruit in a cocktail shaker, and muddle together. Fill the shaker one-quarter full with crushed ice, cover and shake until the shaker is frosty, about 15 seconds. Pour the drink (do not strain it) into an old-fashion glass.

 

 

Featured image by Kaizen Nguyễn on Unsplash. Article photos are random, not of actual recipies.

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