Ready for round 2?
If you guys have tried the drinks in our first quarantine cocktails post, get ready for this next one! It's Friday and we have five more of our favorite recipes we want you to try out for yourself.
Be sure to let us know if you’ve tried any of these in the comments below! We’d love to hear your thoughts.
Old-Fashioned - Whiskey
If you’ve been meaning to dive into the world of whiskey, this is a great introductory drink. This is one of the oldest mixed drinks and it’s a classic for a reason!
- 1 sugar cube (or ½ teaspoon of loose sugar)
- 2 dashes of Angostura bitter
- 2 oz rye or bourbon
- Orange twist for garnish
- Muddle the sugar cube and bitters with one bar spoon of water at the bottom of a chilled rocks glass.
- Add rye or bourbon and stir.
- Garnish with an orange twist.
Recipe courtesy of New York Times Cooking.
Tequila Sprite - Tequila
This one is pretty self-explanatory and takes just a quick minute to make. If it’s a bit too plain for your liking, we recommend splashing in some pineapple juice for a perfect summer drink.
- 1 ½ oz of tequila
- 1 can of Sprite
- Optional: fresh pineapple juice
- Pour 1 ½ oz of tequila into a tall glass of ice.
- Fill the remainder of the glass with Sprite.
- Optional: If you’re mixing in pineapple juice, add in equal parts pineapple juice and tequila, then top with Sprite in a lowball glass filled with ice.
Recipe courtesy of Leaf.tv.
Mojito - Rum
Ahh, the classic Mojito! Bartenders all over the world hate making it, but you can enjoy this one from the comforts of your own home without your bartender’s death glare.
- 2 oz white rum
- 10 fresh mint leaves
- 1 oz fresh lime juice
- Club soda
- 2-3 teaspoons of honey simple syrup (see below for instructions)
- Add rum, mint leaves, lime juice, and honey simple syrup to a cocktail shaker.
- Muddle the mint leaves (don’t over-muddle to the point where the leaves break into tiny pieces).
- Add 1 cup of ice.
- Cover the shaker, shake vigorously for 15 seconds, then strain into a tall glass with ice.
- Top with club soda, add mint leaves and/or lime wedges for garnish.
- Honey simple syrup: Combine equal parts honey and water in a saucepan. Then heat until the mixture nearly reaches a simmer, then whisk together until the honey melts into the water.
Recipe courtesy of Gimme Some Oven.
Whiskey Sour - Whiskey
This classic drink goes all the way back to the Lincoln administration and it’s stayed popular for a reason. Even if you’re not the biggest fan of whiskey, this drink might turn you into one.
- 2 oz bourbon
- ¾ oz fresh lemon juice
- ½ oz simple syrup
- ½ oz egg whites (optional)
- Angostura bitters for garnish
- Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake.
- Strain into a coupe.
- Garnish with 3 dashes of Angostura bitters.
Recipe courtesy of Liquor.com.
Paloma - Tequila
Known as the working man’s drink, surprisingly this drink is more popular in Mexico than the margarita! If you’re a fan of grapefruit especially, this is delicious spring and summer drink.
- ¼ cup mescal or tequila
- ¼ cup club soda
- Kosher salt
- 1 grapefruit wedge
- ¼ cup fresh grapefruit juice
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- Pour some kosher salt on a plate.
- Rub half of the rim of a highball glass with a grapefruit wedge and then dip the rim in the salt.
- In the glass combine the grapefruit juice, lime juice, and sugar, then stir until sugar is dissolved.
- Stir in the mescal or tequila, add ice, then top off with club soda.
- Garnish with grapefruit wedge.
Sip sip, hooray!
There you have it, five more delicious drinks to try out. Remember to always drink responsibly. We hope you try these out and enjoy them as much as the Modern Gents team does. We hope you and your loved ones continue to be safe and healthy, and we want to say thank you for all of the support you’ve shown us. Thanks for tuning in – see you in the next one!