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Quarantine Cocktails! | Part 3: A Taste of Summer

Now that Fridays feel like Mondays and Wednesdays feel like Saturdays, is there any specific day you can or can’t drink anymore?

We at Modern Gents think that every quarantine day is fair game! If you’ve tried all of the drinks from our first and second posts, we have another list for you to try out.

This time we’re bringing you drinks with the glorious season of summer in mind – you may not have heard of some of these drinks, but we’re hoping you’ll love them! Let us know in the comments below if you give any of these drinks a try, we’d love to know what you think.

Island Margarita – Tequila

Island Margarita Tropical Tequila Recipe Cocktails DIY Drinks Bartend at Home Activities Social Distancing Quarantine Pandemic Coronavirus 2020 Liquor Alcohol

More than ever we wish we were on a Caribbean vacation, lounging on the beach with a coconut drink in hand! If you’ve been missing the deep blue waves and the salty sea breeze, this tropical version of a margarita might help in the meantime.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz banana liqueur
  • 1 ½ oz tequila
  • 1 oz pineapple juice
  • ½ oz orange juice
  • 1 ½ teaspoons sugar
  • 2 oz half-and-half
  • 1 cup crushed iced

Directions

  • Add all ingredients into a blender.
  • Blend and serve!

Recipe courtesy of Food.com

Green Tea and Peach Julep – Bourbon

Green Tea Peach Julep Bourbon Recipe Cocktails DIY Drinks Bartend at Home Activities Social Distancing Quarantine Pandemic Coronavirus 2020 Liquor Alcohol

One of the best parts of the warmer weather is all of the news drinks and recipes that can be made with the seasonal ingredients! Fresh fruit is one of our favorite things to mix with alcohol – here’s a recipe that won’t disappoint.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup green tea, cooled
  • 1 cup freshly made peach juice
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 oz good quality bourbon
  • Fresh mint leaves, lemon slices, and ice for garnish

Directions

  • Add the green tea, peach juice, and lemon juice into a blender and pulse to combine.
  • Fill four cups with ice, then pour 1 oz of bourbon into each cup.
  • Pour the juice mixture into the serving glasses.
  • Garnish with the mint leaves and lemon slices.

Recipe courtesy of Hello Glow.

Kentucky Lemonade – Bourbon

Hard Lemonade for Adults Kentucky Bourbon Recipe Cocktails DIY Drinks Bartend at Home Activities Social Distancing Quarantine Pandemic Coronavirus 2020 Liquor Alcohol

Ahh, lemonade – it’s the non-official official drink of summer, and it brings back precious childhood memories. Now what if we told you there was an adult version of this classic favorite? And no, you don’t need to go to the store and get Mike’s version! Check out this new twist on a childhood favorite

Ingredients

  • ¾ cups of granulated sugar
  • ¾ cups water
  • 1 ½ cups fresh lemon juice (approximately 6 lemons)
  • ½ cup fresh mint leaves
  • ½ - ⅔ cups of bourbon (depending on your taste)
  • 6 cups of ginger ale
  • Lemon slices for garnish

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, combine granulated sugar and water and heat over medium heat.  
  • Heat until sugar dissolves into water and mixture is clear.  Simmer 1-2 minutes, then remove from heat.
  • Add lemon juice, mint leaves, and bourbon, then let the mixture cool.
  • Pour mixture through a fine strainer into a large pitcher to remove solid particles and mint leaves.  Add ginger ale and stir to combine. 
  • Add ice and lemon slices and serve cold!

Recipe courtesy of The Chunky Chef.

Frozecco (Frozen Orange Prosecco) – Prosecco

Frozecco Frozen Orange Prosecco Slushie Slush Recipe Cocktails DIY Drinks Bartend at Home Activities Social Distancing Quarantine Pandemic Coronavirus 2020 Liquor Alcohol

Freshly squeezed orange juice in a slushy consistency...with Prosecco? YES. PLEASE. Whether you’re serving it up at brunch or sipping on the Frozecco poolside after an afternoon swim, we can’t think of a more perfect summer drink. Slushies were a big part of our childhoods, so why not bring them into our adult lives?

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle of sparkling Prosecco
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ½ cup ice cubes
  • 1 ½ tsp sugar (optional)
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • Fresh mint for garnish

Directions

  • Open the Prosecco and pour it into a 13 x 9 inch baking tray. Place in the freezer overnight.
  • The next day, place the frozen Prosecco into a blender in chunks and add the orange juice, ice cubes, sugar, and orange zest.
  • Blend on high until the mixture is smooth and looks like a slushie.
  • Divide the Frozecco between 4 small glasses.
  • Garnish with a sprig of mint and add a straw!

Recipe courtesy of Foodness Gracious.

Watermelon Cooler – Vodka

Watermelon Cooler Vodka Summer Recipe Cocktails DIY Drinks Bartend at Home Activities Social Distancing Quarantine Pandemic Coronavirus 2020 Liquor Alcohol

Can we all agree to name watermelon as the official fruit of summer? Nothing is as refreshing (or looks as cute) as a huge slice of watermelon after a long summer day at the pool or at your annual family summer picnic. We’ve found an amazing recipe that melds your two favorite summer staples: watermelon and vodka.

Ingredients

  • 8 cups of watermelon (cubed)
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup watermelon vodka

Directions

  • In a blender, add the watermelon, lime juice, honey, and water. Blend until fully pureed.
  • Pour the mixture through a mesh strainer to remove all of the seeds and pulp. Add vodka and stir.
  • Pour over ice and serve immediately. Garnish with extra watermelon slices or mint leaves if desired.

Recipe courtesy of Jennifer Meyering.

That wraps up part 3! Do we have you missing summer, yet?

Summer Recipe Cocktails DIY Drinks Bartend at Home Activities Social Distancing Quarantine Pandemic Coronavirus 2020 Liquor Alcohol

Although we don’t know how long this quarantine will last, it’s nice to know we can still have a taste of summer inside our homes. Remember to always drink responsibly! We hope one of these recipes excited your taste buds and gave you something new to try!

Please continue to be safe, stay inside, and to take care of yourself & your loved  ones. As always, we appreciate your support here at Modern Gents and we look forward to seeing you in our next post!

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