The coronavirus has forced the closure of bars, restaurants and anything worth drawing a crowd of 10 or more. But never fear: The “Quarantini” is here. The increasingly important specialty cocktail is one that anybody can make at home: It’s the drink you make with what you’ve got in your cabinets or freezer, and is best enjoyed with whomever you’re cooped up with — or perhaps a neighbor in need.
- 1½ to 2 ounces of a not-necessarily-sweet base spirit, like vodka or gin — or another of your choice
- ¾ ounce of citrus (such as lemon or lime juice), whose vitamin C is great for immunity
- ½ to ¾ ounce of simple syrup to sweeten things up. (Simple syrup, as its name suggests, is simple to make. Just boil equal parts sugar and water until they liquefy together.)
Then shake the drink with a bit of ice — if you don’t have a shaker, you can grab two pint glasses and join their rims — before straining it into a cocktail glass. You’re welcome!