Make it Through with a Quarantini

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 to find the recipe for the Quarantini.

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.

Fall All Over

A few weeks ago we promised you some great recipes for the Fall, since tomorrow is the first day of the season, we thought that we would share a newly found recipe that is light, fun, refreshing and little bit out of most people’s wheelhouse.  However, this cocktail will certainly not disappoint.

We make this recipe with gin as the base ingredient. We have shared other gin based drinks with you in the past like, Jingle Gin Punch, Rosa Spritz, Gin and Tonic, Cucumber Gin Spritz, and Double Thyme.  Other ingredients you will need for Fall All Over are apple juice, lemon juice, ginger beer and an apple for garnish.

Shake the gin and juices in a shaker.  Pour over ice.  Top off with ginger beer and garnish with a slice of apple.  It’s so uncomplicated!

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This drink is deliciously light and refreshing– not too heavy or boozy.  It is a great cocktail for soaking in the fall colors on your front porch or when you are wrapped up in a blanket around your outside fireplace enjoying the sights and smells of fall, or watching your favorite football team score a touchdown.  Enjoy this drink with a bowl of Salted Whiskey Caramel Corn or a nice meat and cheese board and you have a winning combination.

What are your favorite fall traditions and winning combinations?  We would love to hear from you.


Disclaimer:  Drinks on this site are meant for adults 21 years of age and older.  We do not condone underage drinking, and please drink responsibly.


100th Post! Rosa Spritz

Rosa Spritz picThis week’s post is TBPBlog’s 100th Post!  We are celebrating our special post with a continuation of our February series “Roses are Red…”, and a toast of a little bubbly with a delicious rosa twist.

The Rosa Spritz is the perfect cocktail for February.  We’ve had this idea for quite some time, but we wanted to save this cocktail for a special post. With “love in the air” and reaching our 100th post, we thought this was the ideal moment. Want to surprise your sweetheart with a unique cocktail that shows just how much you value her love?  The Rosa Spritz is just what you need.

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The main ingredient in the Rosa Spritz is Malfy Gin Rosa.  We’ve shared Rosa’s sisters with you in past posts like, A Spritz of Spring, and Jingle Gin Punch.  The Malfy Rosa: Sicilian Pink Grapefruit Gin has a hint of grapefruit flavor with a beautiful blush rose’ color.  The combination of the Malfy Rosa and some bubbling prosecco makes for a beautiful romantic cocktail to serve your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day.

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Making the Rosa Spritz is so easy.  You need only 1.5 ounces of Malfy Rosa.  Top off with chilled prosecco and garnish with a wedge of grapefruit or a rose petal.

When we first started The Blind Pig Blog, we wondered if we could find enough ideas to reach out to our readers each week with a new recipe or idea to share.  Now upon reaching the century mark, it is evident that not only do we have enough ideas, but the more ideas we generate, the more that we uncover.  Thank you for taking the time to reach out, comment, share, recruit other readers, and for all of your support of our tiny corner of the internet!  Cheers!

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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.