If you’ve been at home for the last couple of months– and who hasn’t been– you’ve probably started googling all types of recipes and what not. Right? Right. Recently, TheDailyMeal.com released a list of the most googled cocktails during the quarantine.
Personally, I’ve googled French 75 and Paloma so much that I should have it memorized, but not quite. However, The Daily Meal claims that others in Arkansas are googling how to make frozen daiquiris.
People in Colorado and Alabama want Hurricanes. A few states want a kamikaze and of course, there’s the classics– old-fashioneds and whiskey sours.
2 ounces London dry gin
¾ ounce fresh lemon juice
¾ ounce simple syrup
2 ounces Champagne
Long spiral lemon twist (for serving)
Combine gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Fill shaker with ice, cover, and shake vigorously until outside of shaker is very cold, about 20 seconds.
Strain cocktail through a Hawthorne strainer or a slotted spoon into a large flute. Top with Champagne; garnish with lemon twist.
1 teaspoon raw or granulated sugar
3 dashes bitters
2 ounces rye whiskey
Orange wedge (for serving)
Maraschino cherry (for serving; optional)
Stir sugar, bitters, and 2 tsp. warm water in a rocks glass until most of the sugar is dissolved. Add 3 ice cubes and pour rye over. Stir 20 seconds to chill cocktail and dilute whiskey. Garnish with orange wedge and cherry, if using.
2 ounces vodka
¾ ounce fresh lime juice
¾ ounce triple sec
Combine vodka, lime juice, and triple sec in a cocktail shaker. Fill shaker with ice, cover, and shake vigorously until outside of shaker is very cold, about 20 seconds.
Strain cocktail through a Hawthorne strainer or a slotted spoon into two 2-oz. shot glasses.