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Quarantini & Chill – Books And Cocktails To Make Self isolating A Little More Fun


Quarantini & Chill – Books And Cocktails To Make Self isolating A Little More Fun

A quick guide to #quarantini with your reading time this weekend!

This week was the first for many who are doing the #WFHlife for the first time.
Here at we thought what better way to bring in the weekend while we self-isolate and social distance then provide a perfect blend of drinks and reads that bring a little extra fun to the #quarantini time!


1 Lovestruck

Pretend you’re on a tropical island paradise with Lovestruck, prefect for fans of Offspring and Marian Keyes.

Start reading a sneak peek here  – and while you’re doing that make yourself


30ml Aquariva Reposado Tequila
30ml Green Melon Liqueur
30ml Passionfruit Liqueur
90ml Cranberry Juice

Shake with ice and serve over cubed ice in a Collins glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

2. The Southern Ocean

If you’re after an epic Australian adventure, you need to pair it with an epic and elaborate cocktail…

60ml Rosé wine infused with fruits
30ml St Germain Liqueur
30ml strawberry puree
30ml peach puree
Scoop of ice
Strawberries or rose petal for garnish.

Place your choice of fruit in rosé wine overnight to infuse the flavours through. Then add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Finally, pour into large wine glass to serve.

3. A Sexy Beast

Need a little bit more to spice up your weekend…Do you Dare to try this one?

Paired with…

1/2 tsp sugar
3 dashes Angostura bitters
1 tsp water
2 ounces bourbon
Garnish: orange peel

Add the sugar, bitters and water into a rocks glass, and stir until sugar is nearly dissolved.
Fill the glass with large ice cubes, add the bourbon and gently stir to combine the flavors.
Express the oil of an orange peel over the glass, then drop in.

4. The Something to Talk About

We can’t wait for Rachael Johns’s rural romance sequel to Talk of The Town … so while you wait, read a sample chapter
And have this by your side…

45ml lemon vodka
15ml triple sec
30ml cranberry juice
10ml lime juice

Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
To make the garnish: hold a 3cm round piece of orange zest about 10cm above your cocktail and very carefully wave it over a lit match or lighter flame. Bend the outer edge of the zest in towards the flame so that the orange oils are released, then drop the zest into your drink.


And finally for the Teetotallers….

5. A Virgin Quarantini

Who needs the Netflix show when you can read the classic from a New York Times bestseller…

1 litre tomato juice, chilled
2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
2 cups ice cubes
1 lemon, quartered
Tabasco sauce (optional), to serve
4 celery stalks, to serve


Step 1
Combine tomato juice, worcestershire sauce and Tabasco in a jug.

Step 2
Divide ice between 4 glasses. Squeeze 1 lemon quarter into each glass. Place squeezed quarter in each glass. Top with juice mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with celery and extra Tabasco (if using).

Remember everyone, stay safe and read more…at home!

By Adam Van Rooijen

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