The Ultimate At-Home Drinks Guide For #QSFF20

The Ultimate At-Home Drinks Guide For #QSFF20

Streaming on-demand means two great things: no ad breaks, and you can make yourself whatever creative and delicious drinks you like at home. We gathered a few of our favourite recipes together to help you take advantage of being close to your own kitchen. With alcohol, non-alcoholic and vegan variations, there’s a little something for everyone.

(Virgin) Piña Colada

Yes, we like piña coladas. Though we’d prefer to stay in and catch a movie than get caught in the rain! Feel free to skip the alcohol and just enjoy a fun tropical drink great for all ages and non-drinkers alike.

What you need:

  • 5-6 chunks of pineapple
  • 120mL pineapple juice
  • 120mL coconut milk or cream
  • Sugar or agave syrup
  • Ice
  • Lime 
  • Rum (optional)

What to do:

Muddle the pineapple chunks in a cocktail shaker (or protein shaker). Then, add the pineapple juice, coconut milk, syrup, a squeeze of lime, alcohol if you’re using it, and ice. Shake it all together, then strain into an ice-filled highball. Garnish with fresh pineapple.

Pro tip: Do it like they do in Havana by swapping out the coconut milk for cream and adding a sprinkle of cinnamon on top.

Pick a film from the Queer Screen program, get comfy, and enjoy!

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Unicorn Hot Chocolate

We might be biased but everything is better in rainbow- including hot chocolate. Whip up this decadent recipe for the ultimate at-home hot chocolate! 

What you need:

  • White hot chocolate mix
  • Milk powder
  • White chocolate sauce
  • Milk of choice
  • Red food colouring
  • Toppings: Whipped cream, sprinkles, and mini marshmallows.

What to do:

Heat your milk in the microwave or saucepan. Put your white hot chocolate mix, 2 tablespoons of powdered milk, a tablespoon of white chocolate sauce, and 1-2 drops of red food colouring into a mug. Add your hot milk, slowly stirring so everything’s smooth. Top your cup with a heap of whipped cream, rainbow sprinkles, and mini marshmallows.

Make it boozy: add a shot of vanilla vodka or Kahlua.

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(Vegan) Amaretto Sour

Amaretto sours are hugely popular cocktails, particularly for the warmer evenings. The good news is, they’re deceptively easy to make at home. The even-better news is we’ve got a simple substitution to make them vegan so everyone can enjoy these together!

What you need:

  • 60mL Amaretto
  • 30mL lemon juice
  • 15mL sugar syrup
  • Dash Angostura Bitters
  • 1 egg white (or aquafaba to make it vegan)
  • Maraschino cherry, to garnish
  • Orange or lemon peel twist, to garnish
  • Ice

What to do:

Pour the Amaretto, lemon juice, syrup, bitters, and egg white or aquafaba into a shaker and give it a good shake. Pour it into a glass with ice and garnish with a citrus twist and a maraschino 

Pro tip: make it a whisky sour by swapping the Amaretto for your favourite whisky and using half an egg white instead of a whole one.

Want to round out your at-home movie night with some snacks to accompany these drinks? Check out our blog post on easy at home gourmet popcorn ideas!

Pick a film from the Queer Screen program, get comfy, and enjoy!

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