Candela's Sanity TOP 10 Favorite Drink List

Sanity AKA Quarantine Cocktails of 2020 !! 

1. Aperol Spritz 
Yields:1 serving
Total Time:0 hours 5 mins 
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  • 2 oz. Aperol
  • 3 oz. prosecco (any kind really !)
  • 1 oz. (or a splash, or a top off) club soda
  • orange slices for garnish
  1. Build Aperol, prosecco, and club soda in a wine glass over ice.
  2. Garnish with fresh orange slices in the glass.
  3. Drink & Enjoy 


2. The Pain Killer 

Yields:1 serving
Total Time:0 hours 5 mins 
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  • 3 oz. dark or gold rum ( Captain Morgan our fave) 
  • 2 1/2 oz. pineapple juice
  • 1 oz. orange juice
  • 1 oz. coconut cream ( Coco Lopez )
  • Nutmeg
  1. Shake ingredients well with ice in cocktail shaker. 
  2. Strain into a hurricane glass over fresh ice. Garnish with grated nutmeg.


3. The Paloma 

This tequila cocktail is salty and sweet and more interesting than a margarita!!


Total Time:0 hours 5 mins       
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  • 2 oz. tequila reposado ( fave tequila Corralejo reposado )
  • 1/2 oz. lime juice (get real limes believe me will make the difference! )
  • pinch of salt
  • grapefruit soda ( want to keep it skinny ? use La Croix grapefruit )
  1. Combine the tequila, lime juice, and salt in a tall glass. 
  2. Add ice, top off with grapefruit soda, and stir.



4. Bastard French 75 


Ohh La La ! 

Yield: 1 serving 

Total Time : 0 hours 5 min     

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  • 3/4 oz fresh  lime
  • 3/4 oz simple syrup
  • 2 oz gin ( Hendricks is my go to! )
  • Champagne as desired between 2-4 oz ( Veuve Clicquot or Moet are my absolutely favorite ) You can use prosecco as well ! 



    1. Shake lime, simple syrup and gin in a chilled cocktail shaker.
    2. Strain mix into your favorite glass half-full of cracked ice add champagne as desired.
    3. Garnish with lemon zest.  



5. Piña Colada

That's right you don't need to be on vacation to have this drink.


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  • 2 1/2 oz. rum
  • 3 oz. pineapple juice
  • 1 oz. coconut cream
  • ice
  1. Combine rum with unsweetened pineapple juice (you can sub in 3 ounces crushed or whole pineapple) and coconut cream* in a blender.
  2. Blend on high with a cup or so of crushed ice, or 5 to 6 ice cubes.
  3. Pour into a tall glass. Garnish with whatever you've got. Cherry. Pineapple. Fruit.


 6. Gin & Tonic

Light ,good & refreshing !

Yields:1 serving
Total Time:0 hours 5 mins
  • 3 oz. gin
  • 3 lime wedges
  • 4 oz. tonic water
  1. Add the gin to a highball glass filled with ice.
  2. Squeeze in lime wedges to taste.
  3. Then add tonic water and stir to combine.
  4. Garnish with a lime wedge.


7. Moscow Mule 
Just grab a nice mug to impress. 
Yields:1 serving
Total Time:0 hours 5 mins
moscow mule cocktail with vodka, lime juice and ginger beer
2 oz. vodka
1/2 oz. lime juice, freshly squeezed
6 oz. ginger beer
  1. Squeeze lime juice into a Moscow Mule mug.
  2. Add 2 or 3 ice cubes, then pour in the vodka and fill with cold ginger beer.
  3. Serve with a stirring rod.


8. Daiquiri 

Not your traditional daiquiri. But you will enjoy this one! 

Yields:1 serving
Total Time:0 hours 5 mins
daiquiri cocktail with white rum, sugar and lime juice
  • 2 oz. white rum ( you can use dark rum but cut on the sugar )
  • 1/2 tsp. superfine sugar ( or simple syrup ) 
  • 1 oz and 1 teaspoon of fresh lime juice. 
  1. Squeeze the lime into your shaker, stir in the sugar, and then add the rum. 
  2. Shake well with cracked ice, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. 


9. Margarita 

Not only for the señoritas!

Yields:1 serving
Prep Time:0 hours 5 mins
  • 2 oz. silver tequila or reposado 
  • 1 oz. Cointreau
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp simple syrup or make it skinny use 1 stevia single serving. 
  • Splash of sparkling natural mineral water. 
  • coarse salt for the rim 
  1. Chill a cocktail glass, and then rub its rim with lime juice and dip it in coarse salt.
  2. Add tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, and ice together in a cocktail shaker.
  3. Shake and then strain into the glass over ice.


10. Old Fashion

And if you have a neighbor like mine then this will be your #1 not the 10 on your list. 

Yields:1 serving
Total Time:0 hours 5 mins
old fashioned
  • 2 oz. rye or bourbon
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 sugar cube
  • club soda
  • orange peel 
  1. Place the sugar cube in an Old Fashioned glass. 
  2. Wet it down with Angostura bitters and a short splash of club soda.
  3. Crush the sugar with a wooden muddler, then rotate the glass so that the sugar grains and bitters give it a lining. 
  4. Add a large ice cube. Pour in the whiskey. 
  5. Garnish with an orange twist and or maraschino cherry. 



Looking for more? Stay tuned our next blog will be about my top 10 Tapas & Bites. 

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