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17 Easy Cocktails To Make Social Distancing Just A Little Bit More Fun

It's not drinking alone. It's social distancing.

Every day feels like a year when you're practicing social distancing, so we don't blame you for wanting a stiff cocktail to spice things up. Here are some no-fuss recipes to turn your living room into a cocktail bar. And remember: no one can judge you for drinking alone during quarantine.

1. Classic Mojito

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Made with just five ingredients, a sweet and zesty classic mojito will almost transport you to Havana. Start with muddled mint and sugar, then add fresh lime juice, rum, and a splash of club soda. Get the recipe for classic mojito here.

2. Apple Cider Old Fashioned Cocktail

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Another five-ingredient creation, the old fashioned cocktail gets a seasonal twist with the help of hard or soft apple cider and sliced apples for garnish. Get the recipe for apple cider old fashioned cocktail here.

3. Strawberry Mint Sangria

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Fast forward to summertime with this light and fresh sangria, made with rosé, sugar or simple syrup, lemon, strawberry, and mint. You can get creative though and use whatever fruits and herbs are in your kitchen. Get the recipe for strawberry mint sangria here.

4. Aperol Sour Cocktail

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Don't be intimidated by the idea of using egg white in a cocktail. It's actually so simple, and it turns your everyday drink into something that looks and tastes incredibly fancy. Get the recipe for Aperol sour cocktail here.

5. Amaretto Margarita

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Mexican and Italian flavors combine in this sweet and bitter margarita recipe. All you need are four ingredients: Fresh orange juice, lime juice, tequila, and amaretto. Get the recipe for amaretto margaritas here.

6. Italian Greyhound Cocktail

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Whether or not you want to partake in the fancy homemade salt, this drink will still be delicious. It's made with grapefruit juice, gin, rosemary, sugar, and either Aperol of Campari for a touch of bitterness. Get the recipe for Italian greyhound cocktail here.

7. Cinnamon Maple Whiskey Sour

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This cocktail might sound intricate and involved, but all you need is bourbon, lemon juice, maple syrup, and a pinch of cinnamon. Get the recipe for cinnamon maple whiskey sour here.

8. Honey and Smoke Mezcal Cocktails

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Smoky mezcal combines with tangy lemon and sweet honey in a cocktail that tastes like heaven on your tastebuds. Get the recipe for honey and smoke mezcal cocktail here.

9. St. Germain Negroni

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The classic negroni gets a makeover: Instead of bitter Campari, this version is made with sweet elderflower liqueur. Get the recipe for St. Germain negroni here.

10. Boulevardier Cocktail

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Another twist on the negroni, this one calls for whiskey instead of gin. The rest is exactly the same: equal parts whiskey, sweet vermouth, and Campari. Get the recipe for boulevardier cocktail here.

11. Peach Whiskey Smash Cocktail

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Using fruit jam in a cocktail recipe is simply genius if you ask us. With just peach jam, fresh peaches, iced tea, and whiskey, you can make a restaurant-quality cocktail at home. Get the recipe for peach whiskey smash cocktail here.

12. Dirty Martini

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Need something strong? That calls for a dirty martini. Use gin or vodka, and take it up a notch with the help of blue cheese stuffed olives. Get the recipe for the perfect dirty martini here.

13. Clover Club Cocktail

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This recipe calls for raspberry syrup, but don't worry if you don't have that. Muddled raspberries and classic simple syrup or agave will do the trick. Get the recipe for clover club cocktail here.

14. Tequila Sunrise Mimosa

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The status of the world is basically spring break for everyone so if you're looking for a little something to get your morning going, we've got you covered. Get the recipe for tequila sunrise mimosas here.

15. The Bee's Knees Cocktail

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This sophisticated drink comes together with gin, lemon juice, honey, and egg white. Throw everything into a cocktail shaker and strain into a coupe. Get the recipe for bee's knees cocktail here.

16. Tequila Mule

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Tequila takes the place of vodka in this margarita-Moscow mule hybrid drink. Add pineapple, mango, or watermelon for a fruity kick. Get the recipe for Tequila mule cocktail here.

17. Grapefruit and Cucumber Gin Cocktail

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This refreshing drink goes down like water, so proceed with caution. Get the recipe for grapefruit and cucumber gin cocktail here.

*me with my spicy margarita as soon as the clock hits 5 today.*