Updated: Sep 28, 2020
We have all been searching for ways to re-connect with our fellow Homployees since the remote work normal set in. While we may not be able to replace all the fun of meeting at the local bar after a hard day's work, the next best thing is to host a virtual happy hour with colleagues/friends.
Before your debauchery gets going, consider emailing the group to buy the ingredients for your favorite recipe below. Then, start the get-together by showcasing your mixology skills and teaching them how to make your new favorite drink.
Ingredients: Gin (1 oz), Lemon Juice (.5 oz), Simple Syrup (2 dashes), Champagne (2 oz), Lemon (garnish)
Mixology: Combine gin, lemon juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Fill shaker with ice, cover, and shake for 30 seconds (until cold). Strain into a glass and top with lemon twist garnish.
Ingredients: Dry gin (2 oz), Lemon Juice (1 oz), Simple Syrup (.5 oz), Club Soda (top up), Lemon wheel and maraschino cherry (garnish)
Mixology: Add the gin, lemon juice and syrup into a Collins glass (14 oz). Fill with ice, top with club soda, stir. Garnish with lemon wheel and cherry.
Lime & Ginger Mojito
Ingredients: Root ginger (3 slices), Mint Leaves (12), Lime (2 slices), Bacardi Carta Blanca Rum (2 oz), Lime Juice (.5 oz), Sugar Cane Syrup (.5 oz), Ginger Ale (top)
Mixology: Muddle ginger into base of shaker. Add mint & muddle lightly. Add Rum, Lemon Juice, and Sugar Cane Syrup. Top with Ginger Ale & Garnish with Lime
Vodka Martini (Shaken)
Ingredients: Vodka (2.5 oz), Dry Vermouth (.5 oz), Green Olive or Strip Lemon Zest (garnish)
Mixology: Freeze martini glass 15 mins. Fill cocktail shaker with ice, add vodka and vermouth shaking until well chilled. Strain into martini glass and add olive or lemon peel. (Stirred Option- stir in shaker for 20 secs. rather than shaking)
Margarita on the Rocks (Our Happy Hour Bundle)
Ingredients: Skinnies Baja Margarita Mix, Tequila, Water or Club Soda, Salt, Lime
Mixology: Stir Margarita Just add 1 Skinnies packet + 1 shot Tequila + Club Soda (or 4oz water), salt the rim, garnish with a slice of lime and Enjoy. Serve cold.
For other fun ways to engage with your work team, check out HomployeeHub's team lunch and other team building bundles here. For more drink options, check out "7 Happy Hour Favorites with a Twist" from our friends at The Spruce Eats and most of all, have fun and enjoy!