Living La Vida Lockdown: Cocktail Recipes to Enjoy

Living La Vida Lockdown: Cocktail Recipes to Enjoy

There is only so much Netflix and chill you can do in a day. Feeling the boredom settling in? How about the zero need to put on pants? Yeah, us too. Although some of the best things in life are enjoying a good movie with a glass of wine, typically pantless, on the couch. Amirite?

We do miss the night out at awesome cocktail bars and man we'll be grateful when its back! For now, we gotta stay put and stay hydrated. Time to get that Mixologist hat on and make some tasty cocktails using a few ingredients from you booze cabinets and fridge! Cheers to Living La Vida Lockdown Darlings!

Check out these easy cocktail recipes.

Old Fashioned Whiskey Sour

Total prep time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 cocktail


  • 1 ½ ounces whiskey
  • 4 ounces sour mix
  • Crushed ice
  • Slice of orange

For Sour Mix:

  • 1-ounce lemon juice
  • 1-ounce sugar
  • 2 ounces water
  • To make the sour mix:

    Yield: 4 ounces

    In a large glass, dilute sugar with water by stirring, then add lemon juice and mix.

Steps to prepare:

  1. Put crushed ice in a large old-fashioned glass, and add the whiskey and sour mix and stir.
  2. Garnish with a rind or slice of orange (optional) but we recommend!



Vodka Martini

Total prep time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 cocktail


  • 2 ounces premium vodka
  • ¾ ounces dry vermouth
  • 2 dashes bitters (optional)


  • Lemon twist or 3 olives (optional)

Steps to prepare:

  1. Gather all the ingredients.
  2. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour all ingredients.
  3. Shake well.
  4. Strain mixture into a chilled cocktail glass,
  5. Garnish with a lemon twist or olives if you prefer.
  6. Serve and enjoy!



Total prep time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 cocktail


  • 2 oz. White rum
  • 3 Mint leaves
  • 3/4 oz. Fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz. Simple syrup
  • Club soda, to top


  • Mint sprig
  • Lime wheel

Steps to prepare:

  1. In a shaker, lightly muddle the mint.
  2. Add the ice, lime juice, rum, and simple syrup. Give it a brief shake.
  3. Strain the mixture into a highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top with the club soda.
  5. Garnish with a mint sprig and lime wheel.


Beer Shandy

Total prep time: 2 minutes

Yield: 1 serving


  • 6 oz. beer
  • 6 oz. lemonade/ Sprite 


Steps to prepare:

  1. Gather all the ingredients.
  2. In a standard pint glass, pour half-way with beer and pour the rest of the way with lemonade/ sprite. 
  3. Serve and enjoy!

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Almost all of the ingredients in all these cocktail drinks are available in your kitchen. These cocktails are classic and easy to mix. 

We all can do it! Livin' La Vida Lockdown baby!

Enjoy your drinks. Cheers!

Simply Charmed

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