Staying at home, self-isolating yourself, maintaining social distancing, wearing masks over makeup is the new normal these days. But to be frank, by following all the norms is the best thing that we can do today. The frontline workers are risking their lives to try and avoid the widespread COVID 19. We must do the best we can to help them.
I remember the days when Fridays were called Fri-yay and after office, everyone used to just shut their laptops and just head out to get a drink or have exquisite food from a fancy restaurant. But after the lockdown was imposed in march the work from home routine just made us look every day as a working day whether it is a weekday or a weekend.
The local cafes, pubs, dining, restaurants are closed. Traveling via air or road has come up with so many restrictions and formalities that one has to go through.
Restaurants and liquor stores are obligated to follow the rule to allow takeout and pickup only. Even if we are trying our best to cope up with home isolation, the means of motivation just seems to be missing.
This sudden decision made by the organizations led to many of the working class become unemployed. In such unfortunate circumstances, several businesses had a highly unexpected boost. In this article, I will be sharing with you 10 such businesses where one can invest and gain significant revenue during COVID-19.
So in this article, I will be telling you about 10 homemade drinks that one can have during this quarantine.
1. Raspberry Lemonade Mojito
When we talk about Mojito, we imagine lemon and mint. Maybe it is obligatory to add mint in a mojito, but since this raspberry lemonade mojito skips mixing hard drinks, literally anyone can have it and enjoy the feel of a chilled mocktail. Raspberry gives the pungent taste to the entire drink and it is indeed very refreshing.
2. Guava Lemon cooler
Guavas, lemon, and coconut water is an easily available item in the market. So this is one chance to use it in creating something refreshing. It is the perfect mocktail for a hot summer day.
Ingredients: 1 oz. lemon Juice, 2½ oz. guava purée, 2 oz. coconut water, Soda water
Directions: Take a wine glass to get the feel of a restaurant-style cocktail, Build the ingredients and top it with soda water. Garnish it with mint.
3. The painappuru Juzu
Time to bring in a tropical mocktail is great for spring. This mocktail has the perfect balance of citrus
Ingredients: 3 oz. pineapple juice, ¾ oz. simple syrup, ¾ oz. yuzu juice, ¼ oz. lemon juice, Dash of ginger syrup, Pineapple leaves, jalapeño slices
Directions: Mix pineapple, syrup, lime syrup, and ginger syrup in a shaker, shake vigorously and strain it over a glass filled with ice. Top it off with soda, stir it and garnish with a few jalapeño slices.
4. The Texas cooler
Another tropical mocktail especially made for early summer days.
Ingredients: 7½ oz. grapefruit juice, 7½ oz. agave syrup, 5 oz. lime juice, 12 oz. cold water, Ginger beer, Lime sliced
Directions: Mix grapefruit juice, agave syrup, lime syrup, and cold water into a glass filled with ice and top it with ginger beer. Garnish it with lime slices.
5. Coconut Lavender lemonade
Having freak shakes was a trend where all sorts of chocolates were mixed and it could be shared among 4-5 friends easily. But this drink is no less than a freak shake but is also healthier and lighter to the stomach. This mocktail is both delicious and gives guilt-free pleasures.
Ingredients: 1 oz. freshly-squeezed lemon juice, 1¼ oz. fine sugar, 6 oz. coconut water, ½ oz. lavender simple syrup
Directions: Mix all ingredients with ice in a tall fancy glass and stir it nicely. Garnish it with round slices of lime.
6. The White Sangria
As it is rightly said, “This springy white sangria can be tweaked with the season. This version is ideal for spring that is light, and the mint helps to make it extra refreshing.” De’Ann Wellwerts, food and beverage director. Ingredients: ½ oz. orange juice, 3 oz. sparkling apple cider, 3 oz. soda water, 2 tsp. diced apples, 2 tsp. diced oranges, 3 mint leaves
Directions: Mix orange juice, apples, oranges, and mint leave to glass. Add sparkling cider, soda water, and ice according to your preference.
7. Cucumber mojito
Cucumber is a cooling agent and is a perfect fit for hot summers. Ingredients:You need soda, slices of cucumber, fresh lime juice, sugar syrup, and lots of crushed ice for this mocktail.
Directions: Mix all ingredients and shake it with the help of a shaker till the ingredients are mixed. Serve it with ice and with mint leaves.
8. Pineapple and orange mocktail
What better combination would one think of when you think of combining pineapples with another fruit. Oranges are always to the rescue. Ingredients:For the preparation of this refreshing mocktail, you need Appy Fizz, orange juice, fresh pineapple cut into cubes, sugar, lemon zest, spices like cinnamon and star anise.
Directions: Simmer the spices, sugar, and lemon zest until the sugar melts and keep it aside to cool it down till room temperature. Crush the orange pulp, pour the syrup, add Appy Fizz in a tall glass and serve with lots of crushed ice!
9. Lemon and cinnamon mashup
This mocktail can be prepared instantly and will give you all the vibes of enjoying it in a fancy restaurant. Ingredients:Cardamom pods, toasted cinnamon sticks, vinegar, fresh lemon, chilled water, lemon slices Directions:To prepare this mocktail, make a syrup by mixing three ingredients namely black cardamom pods, toasted cinnamon sticks, and vinegar. Let it cool down at room temperature and later pour it into a glass. Along with it add some fresh lemon and chilled water, and enjoy this Lemon & Cinnamon Mocktail at the comfort of your home!
10. Tea and Tonic
A perfect combination of health and refreshment is this mocktail where we make use of fresh green tea. Ingredients:Green tea, lemon juice, sugar and lemon syrup, edible flowers Directions:: This mocktail is made by mixing ingredients like green tea, lemon syrup, lemon juice and sugar syrup. Stir it until all the ingredients blend together and form a uniform mixture. Garnish with edible flowers (if available) and enjoy this exotic refreshing mocktail.
I hope you would enjoy these mocktails with your friends and family.