The Amaretto Quarantini

While everyone is having quarantine babies, I am just having quarantinis. 

The Amaretto Quarantini

As we have exceeded the 100 day mark on the quarantine and COVID-19 pandemic, I can’t help but to notice how many of my friends are having babies or announcing pregnancies. Every other post on my feeds is about births, drive-by baby showers, newborns, or pregnancy announcements.  Meanwhile, I am just spending time in #virginiaskitchen creating (and repeatedly testing) quarantini recipes.  Some people have the purpose to share their genes with the world, but I just want to share my recipes.   

I can’t think of a better first blog post than to share my Amaretto Quarantini.  It is super sweet, strong, and obviously pink.  How could you not love it?

It was inspired by a cocktail I have gotten in the past from a local restaurant in the Triangle, The Angus Barn.  While I haven’t gone out to eat in over 100 days at this point, I have learned to make cocktails just as delicious as some of my favorite restaurants, and the Amaretto Quarantini is one of them.

With only a few ingredients, this drink is easy to make and a great addition to happy hour.  



  • 1 shot of cherry flavored vodka
  • ½ a shot of amaretto
  • A splash of cranberry juice
  • Ice
  • 1 maraschino cherry for garnish


  1. Add vodka, amaretto, cranberry juice, and ice in a cocktail shaker
  2. Shake
  3. Staining the ice, pour into a chilled martini glass
  4. Add a maraschino cherry and enjoy!

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