The ‘quarantini’, as defined on the internet, is a drink easily made with just a few ingredients that can be sipped on while stuck at home. Here are a few classic cocktail recipes (aka ‘quarantinis’) that you can make with ingredients that you can find in your fridge or pantry and your favourite drinks from your bar trolley.
Our nation is standing together during this uncertain time and we’re all feeling patriotic so pour a homegrown SAgroni, using premium South African gin, Bloedlemoen
- 25 ml Bloedlemoen Gin
- 25 ml Campari
- 25 ml Sweet Vermouth
- 1 Orange peel twist garnish (Pro tip: use a potato peeler)
Stir all ingredients together and strain into a tumbler glass with a big block of ice. Take the twist and squeeze the oil over the cocktail.
About Bloedlemoen Gin
Pronounced ‘Blue’d Le Moon’, it is a handcrafted South African, small batch local gin made from ten natural botanicals, including the delicious Tarocco Blood Orange, making it the world’s first Blood Orange gin.
Ginger has been used to ease stomachs for centuries so if you’re feeling a little anxious and unsettled, try the below remedy using your favourite whisky. We’d recommend Bannermans not only because it’s great value for money but because we like what it stands for – bravery and boldness.
- 50ml Bannermans Whisky
- 250ml Ginger Ale
- Lots of ice
Fill a tall cocktail glass with ice. Stir in whisky and ginger ale.
About Bannermans Whisky
Bannerman’s Finest Scotch Whisky is a Speyside-style Scotch whisky, produced and blended in Scotland, just outside Edinburgh
Don Papa Old Fashioned
Rum is the perfect spirit base for a cocktail that will transport your mind to sun, sea and sand. We’ve stuck to an oldie but a goodie for our rum-based cocktail because not only is it delicious but you only need a few ingredients to make it, most of which are probably already in your pantry.
- 2 parts Don Papa Dark rum
- 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
- 1 splash of water
- 1-2 tsp sugar, cubed ice and orange peel to garnish
Add the sugar and Bitters to a glass with an ice cube. Mix until the ice cube has melted to dissolve the sugar. Add another 3 to 4 ice cubes and half of the rum then stir for around 6seconds. Top up the glass with more ice and add the rest of the rum, then stir for another 60 second
About Don Papa Rum
We all need a little magic and make believe at the moment. Crafted with great precision, Don Papa Rum is the spirit of the magical and mystical “Sugarlandia”. Sugarlandia, although not a real place, is inspired by the romance of the island of Negros (where Don Papa is made).
Did you know that a Mimosa contains 32% of your suggested daily dose of Vitamin C? Simply mix sparkling wine with orange juice.
- 60ml orange juice
- 120ml Grace du Roi White Gold Sparkling Wine
Fill a champagne flute one-third full of freshly squeezed orange juice and top up with ice-cold Grace du Roi White Gold.
About Grace Sparkling Wine
Grace Du Roi Sparkling Wines are a range of premium sparkling wines from South Africa’s traditional wine growing region in the Cape. Grace wines are known for their lively bubble, and refreshing green-apple and pear character (with a hint of raspberry and cream for the Rose wines
Garden & Tonic
There’s even something for the non-drinkers during lockdown. Seedlip is the world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirit, solving the dilemma of ‘what to drink when you’re Not drinking ®
- Add 50 ml Seedlip Garden to a highball glass
- Top with quality tonic
- Add a handful of peas and enjoy!
Seedlip Garden 108 captures the essence of the English countryside with sophisticated top notes of the handpicked peas and hay from the founder’s family farm with a complex herbal base character of spearmint, rosemary and thyme.
Enter this competition to stand a chance to win a Truman & Orange lockdown quarantini hamper valued at R 2 000 which includes:
- 1 x Bloedlemoen Amber Gin
- 1 x Bloedlemoen Gin Original
- 1 x Bannermans Whiskey
- 1 x Don Papa Rum
- 3 x Grace Sparkling Wine (each variant)
- 1 x Seedlip (will add some info and recipe)
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