Can’t go to your favorite bar, club, or pub? Is lockdown getting you down? Don’t sweat it! There are plenty of drinks you can make in the comfort and safety of your own home. From cocktails to other more surprising examples, we’ve got you covered.
There’s a galaxy of cocktail recipes available online. You don’t have to be a professional cocktail mixer to be capable of mixing up a tasty summer refresher. For the adventurous and open-minded, bartenders offer online classes in the art of mixology. Renowned cocktail bartenders from all over the world provide classes online that give you the opportunity to experiment the right way in making existing and creating your own cocktails.
There are also a variety of sites that have wide offerings of mixology courses. You will be on track to making and – most importantly – drinking martinis and mojitos in no time at all. Summer, here we come!
While this third choice can strike some as a bit of a surprise, there’s no reason why you can’t make beer at home. The craft beer revolution is in full swing, and why not embrace the trend? More and more people are turning away from mass-marketed products, favoring quality over quantity.
A number of reputable companies trade online in beer ingredients, empowering beer lovers to pick and choose the right mix. And to make matters even “beerter,” there’s also been a huge increase in the range of home brew kits available for order. Now you can brew your own beer, without corn additives and other annoying stuff. You too can be part of the craft beer revolution.
Gin and Tonic
Another classic summer drink you can easily have at home is gin, chilled with ice. Despite its apparent simplicity, knowing which kinds of fruits are compatible with this liquor is important to bring the most out of it. If you’ve got classic tastes, a wedge of lemon or lime might be your thing. But as Julia Forte of the London Gin Club advises, you can also think outside the box by elevating the flavor of your gin by garnishing using options such as olives, rhubarb, or lime, as they compliment dry gins beautifully.
When it comes to floral gins, focus on adding rose petals, cucumber, citrus peel, or grapefruit. Lastly, when it comes to a savory gin, try cherry tomatoes, rosemary, basil, or thyme to really give you an incredible, well-rounded flavor. By attentively looking at your gin’s ingredients and following the advice of the pros, you can invent some truly wicked fruit infusions. Or just do your own thing.
From the art of mixology to brewing beer DIY-style like Hank Schrader of Breaking Bad, there’s a wide range of drinks you can prepare. While nothing can replace the atmosphere of a pub, and we all hope we can go back to drinking in a social setting as soon as possible, now is the perfect time to prepare drinks for loved ones, friends, and yourself at home. For those willing to grow their skill set, this is an opportunity for personal growth.