This is really just a dry, gin martini, but it is served in isolation, in your own home, hopefully consumed in the company of someone you are in isolation with, or perhaps sipped whilst video conferencing with a friend or two.
- 3 oz gin
- Hint of dry vermouth
- 8 drops FPJ Spruce Tip Bitters
- Several olives, or a lemon twist
- Rinse a cocktail glass with a splash of dry vermouth, shaking to remove any excess. Chill the glass. Combine gin and bitters in a mixing glass filled with ice, and stir until well chilled (at least 30 seconds). If you prefer your Quarantini shaken, use a cocktail shaker filled with ice, and shake well. Strain the cocktail into the prepared glass. Garnish as desired.
A few notes on alcohol consumption: these cocktails are strong, and they should be consumed in moderation; one serving of spirits is 1 ½ oz, so the Quarantini is actually the equivalent of 2 drinks; a good rule of thumb is to have a glass of water for every alcoholic beverage. Cheers!