Are you quarantined? Are your parents your only company? Are you legally allowed to drink? If you answered YES to these questions, then this is the article for you! Here is a list of Bwog’s current favorite cocktails to make these apocalyptic times a bit more enjoyable for you and your family. (Disclaimer: Bwog does not condone underage drinking; please drink responsibly!)

Gin and Tonic
Awaken your inner bartender by adding different garnishes to this cocktail!

  • Fill up a cup halfway with ice
  • 1.5 ounces of gin
  • Top it off with seltzer
  • Add some garnishes (or not)
    • Slices of ginger or fruit
    • Juniper, anis or clove seeds
    • Rosemary or other leaves
      • Whatever your heart desires!

Cape Codder
Aka Carrie Bradshaw’s signature drink (I think. I’ve never seen “Sex and The City”).

  • Fill a cup halfway with ice
  • 1.5 ounces of vodka
  • Top it off with cranberry juice
    • For a Madras, mix in orange juice
  • Garnish with lime

Moscow Mule
Refreshing yet a bit bitter. Ginger-beer but better.

  • Fill a cup halfway with ice
  • 1.5 ounces of vodka
    • For a Dark and Stormy, substitute it for dark rum
  • Top it off with ginger beer
    • If need be, ginger ale
  • Garnish with lime
    • For added flair, muddle some mint leaves

Mike’s Hard Lemonade
(Try to) enjoy the sweet and nostalgic taste of high school.

  • Cool one “Mikes Hard Lemonade”
  • Twist off the top and drink

Piña Colada
Transport yourself to the beach with this tropical masterpiece.

  • Fill a shaker halfway with ice
  • Pour in:
    • 1.5 ounces of light rum
    • 2 ounces of pineapple Juice
    • 2 ounces of cream of coconut
  • Shake vigorously
  • Serve over fresh ice
  • Garnish with a cherry or a pineapple slice

White Wine Spritzer
You (and your mom) will love this one.

  • Half glass of white wine
  • Quarter glass of club soda
    • Substitute it for ginger ale for a sweeter drink

Nothing says “Summer afternoon” like a cool pitcher of sangria for twelve.

  • 2 bottles of chilled red
  • 1 cup cognac
  • 1/2 cup triple sec
  • 1/4 cup sugar
    • Or a spoon of maple syrup
  • 1 orange, lemon, and any other citric fruit
    • Peaches are a nice addition
  • 2 cups of chilled seltzer
    • Ginger ale can be used, but be careful not to make the drink too sweet

Campari soda
Good AND bitter. Much like you during quarantine!

  • 1 part Campari to 2 parts seltzer
  • Garnish with a slice of lemon

Yearn for the city in style.

  • Fill a shaker halfway with ice
  • Pour in
    • 3 ounces of vodka
    • 1 ounce of triple sec
    • Splash of lime juice
    • Splash of cranberry juice
  • Shake vigorously
  • Serve over fresh ice
  • Garnish with lime

Lemon drops
Do it. Elevate your lemonade.

  • Fill a cup halfway with ice
  • 2 ounces of vodka
    • Optional: add 1 ounce of triple sec
  • 1 ounce of lemon juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • Top it off with sparkling water

Cool and refreshing gin and tonics via Bwog Staff