OKAY! We just got the news that our "stay at home" mandate will be extended through July. 😳 Patience and alcohol are what is needed for me to get through all of this. I'm really trying to stay positive and keep my kids staying positive through these unprecedented times. So for today since it's World Cocktail Day, I'm making this simple healthy Quarantini Cocktail.
The local honey and lemon boosts your immunity. The alcohol kills the germs. And the emergency vitamin c package that is used to rim the glass — is just an added bonus! We are living in unprecedented times, so we might as well follow the rules, stay safe, wash your hands, and enjoy a delicious Quarantini while you are at it.
WHAT IS A QUARANTINI?
Well, first and foremost, it’s a drink you drink in lockdown. Literally any drink you are drinking, you have my permission to call it a Quarantini on principle.
The initial thought behind a Quarantini was that it’s a martini that you drink alone in your house when under lockdown. Then adding emergency Vitamin C packs. Next thing I know, it’s taken the internet by storm and the famous Quarantini was born and now has a huge following on the #Quarantini hashtag on instagram.
Below you will find a killer recipe for a Honey Lemon Martini with optional powdered Vitamin C along the rim or mixed into the cocktail. However, if you aren’t into a martini, go ahead and call any drink you’re currently enjoying a Quarantini if you are busy social distancing.
QUARANTINI DRINK INGREDIENTS
You luckily only need a few ingredients to make this Quarantini. This is perfect since the stores are sold out of everything and in epic chaos currently. I bet you already have everything you need.
Vodka (or gin)
Rim your glass with Vitamin C. Place vitamin c on plate, wet the edge of the martini glass by running a lemon wedge around the edge and then press into vitamin c. You can also run water or honey around the edge of the glass.
Add it to your Quarantini. Add it directly to the shaker of your martini and shake away.
Take it straight. Take a straight shot of your vitamin c before taking a big drink of your quarantini. I don’t recommend this, but it’s really entertaining to watch others do this. We gotta get our kicks where we can these days, right?? 😉
However, this recipe for a Honey Lemon Martini which is delicious, but it is not magic and will not protect you. You should still stay home and wash your hands. However, it will make your nights on lockdown a little more fun.