Well, friends, we think we have all decided that this is our new normal for awhile. Sheltering in place, social distancing, and working remotely. It has been an adjustment for sure. The Blind Pig Blog is not a platform for a political stand or a commentary on the social climate of our time, but food, fun, and friends have been interrupted. We hope that our blog has been a place that you have chosen to visit to try out some new cocktail, dessert and food recipes and to get away from the depressing news on the TV.
This new climate is the opportunity for everyone to explore or research a new hobby. The Blind Pig Gang tried out a new fun thing last night. If you follow Discover Puerto Rico on Instagram, each night at 6 pm CST they are live streaming demonstrations of the Puerto Rican culture. Friday night they had a salsa class — which Rhonda was disappointed that she missed. Saturday night they had a bartender demonstrating how to make a Pina Coloda and a Mojito. Tonight they have a chef creating yummy Puerto Rican Cuisine. If you are looking for something to do, drop by and watch.
We already shared with you that Craig has been the Skype Happy Hour King, and Rhonda had her first social distancing happy hour with friends on Friday. Our family has played a marathon game of Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit. Do what you need to do to make it through, friends! Which is why this week we are sharing a strong dose of Quarantini with you. This recipe is not new or fancy. It is the classic recipe for a strong martini, but desperate times call for… well you know!
A few basic ingredients is all that is needed for a Quarantini — premium gin, high quality dry vermouth, we use Carpano Dry Vermouth, and some orange bitters. We used olives to garnish our Quarantini, but you may want to use a lemon twist. If you are viewing this post via email, visit us at www.theblindpig.blog to find the recipe for the Quarantini.
- 1.5 premium gin
- 1.5 Carpano Dry Vermouth
- 1 dash orange bitters
- Place ingredients in a shaker with ice.
- Shake for 30 seconds.
- Pour into a chilled martini glass.
- Garnish with olives or a lemon twist
Cheers to you friends, we will make it through this difficult time, and we will have parties in the street once again. Until then, stay safe, healthy and keep your piglets close!
Disclaimer: The beverages on this site are meant for adults 21 years of age and older. We do not condone underage drinking, and never drink and drive.