Wow. Can any of you believe we’ve had to stay at home this long? I bet a lot of you are wishing you could be living at The Hepburn right about now? The beautiful residences, their contactless concierge service, amazing views..just a couple things to think about.

If you’re not living at The Hepburn and want to elevate your nights at home, I highly recommend trying out some fancy cocktails. Not only is trying out new cocktail recipes fun, it can pass 15 minutes *just like that* and that’s not including the time it will take to drink them.

Aperol Spritz

What you need:

  • Aperol
  • Prosecco
  • Sparkling Water
  • Ice

Begin by filling a coupe glass with ice. Pour 1.5 oz of Aperol over the ice. Pour 2 oz of prosecco on top of that. Top off with some sparkling water. I then like to gently stir mine, but that isn’t necessary. If you’re being really fancy, you can add a slice of orange for garnish. Enjoy!

Espresso Martini

What you need:

  • Vodka
  • Kahlua
  • Espresso
  • Coffee Beans
  • Ice

If you don’t already own a martini shaker, I highly recommend purchasing one. Not just to get you through the stay at home order, but it’s a good item to have on hand. This bar set is so chic and has everything you need.

Start buy filling up your shaker with ice. Add 1.5 oz of your vodka, 1 oz of Kahlua, and 1 oz of espresso. Shake, shake, shake. Strain into your martini glass and add a few coffee beans for garnish.

Spicy Margarita

What you need:

  • Tequila
  • JalapeƱos
  • Orange Juice
  • Grand Marnier
  • Honey or Agave nectar
  • Limes
  • Ice

Again, this is when a martini shaker comes in handy. Fill the shaker with ice then add 2 oz of tequila, the lime juice of one large lime, 1 tsp of Grand Marnier, 1 tbsp of orange juice and 1 tsp of honey. Slice half of a jalapeƱo into thin slices (I take out the seeds) and add to the shaker. Shake, shake, shake. Then strain the contents of the shaker into a margarita glass filled with ice (and a salted rim if that’s your preference). Voila!

I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as I have. I may have made the Aperol Spritz close to five times by now and am now tempted to make it again tonight. Cheers!

Photos by BBC Good Food, The Feed Feed, Punch, and Elizabeth Sutton Collection

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