The list of everyone’s favorite weekend activities has definitely changed since we are all social distancing. No more Sunday brunch or cocktails after work. Now we have strolls through the neighborhood and zoom parties! Nothing can compare to catching up with friends over your favorite Strega dinner and a zesty cocktail at Strega by Nick Varano which isn’t really an option at the moment. But mixing up a worthy cocktail for yourself and setting up a virtual hangout with a couple of pals is well within reach.
A classic margarita will let all of the natural flavors shine through tequila, lime juice, and agave.
This ultra-refreshing, wonderfully bitter Italian cocktail is exactly what you want to be sipping during a leisurely mid-afternoon meal, be it savory or sweet. It might just be as good as our Strega Aperol Spritz with Aperol, Prosecco, and Soda Float.
North End Negroni
This Negroni recipe is a classic Italian cocktail worth knowing. The Negroni is “a storied drink layered completely with North End’s Own Gin, Campari, Sweet Vermouth, Prosecco Float ingredients. The Negroni ingredients are simple and can be found in any liquor store. Add in any fruits, herbs, or whole spices to spice up the game.
The cosmo is an underrated drink. Channel your inner Carrie Bradshaw and Sex and the City with a cosmo. The cosmopolitan cocktail can be quite a refreshing drink. Don’t pass on the drink because you see pink and don’t just assume that it must be overly sweet, but that’s not the case. All you need three olives citrus, Cointreau, cranberry, and fresh lime.
Pomegranates are loaded with important nutrients. So it was only a matter of time before they ended up in gin. Don’t worry if the pomegranates being a bit tart — shocking them in hot sugar will perk them right on up. Throw in North End’s own Vodka, Pama liqueur, cranberry, and fresh lime.
A Quarantini cocktail will have these are uncertain times for everyone across the globe feeling relaxed. All of our daily norms that accompanied them have been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re all trying to make the most of it in our own ways—even when we’re having terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days. We miss you at our bars, but we are still open for take out with free delivery!