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10 Best Spring Cocktails

by Jim Passantino May 08, 2023 4 min read

10 Best Spring Cocktails

Spring is a time for renewal and rejuvenation, and what better way to celebrate the changing season than with a refreshing and delicious cocktail? With warmer temperatures and longer days, theres nothing quite like sipping on a chilled drink while soaking up the sun. In this article, well explore 10 of the best springtime cocktails to help you get into the spirit of the season.

What Makes a Good Spring Cocktail? 

When it comes to springtime cocktails, there are a few key characteristics to look for. First and foremost, you want something light and refreshing that wont weigh you down. Fresh fruits and herbs are a great way to add a burst of flavor without adding too much sweetness or heaviness. 

You also want something thats easy to drink, whether youre sipping it by the pool or enjoying it at a springtime gathering with friends.

10 Best Cocktails for Springtime

1. Strawberry Basil Margarita 

This cocktail combines fresh strawberries, basil, lime juice, and tequila for a refreshing twist on the classic margarita.

  • 2 oz tequila
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz strawberry puree
  • 1/2 oz agave nectar
  • 2-3 basil leaves

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a glass over ice. Garnish with a strawberry and basil leaf.

2. Lavender Lemonade Martini

This fragrant and floral cocktail is made with vodka, lemon juice, lavender simple syrup, and a splash of sparkling water.

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 3/4 oz lavender simple syrup
  • Splash of sparkling water

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a sprig of lavender.

3. Cucumber Gin Fizz

Made with fresh cucumber, gin, lime juice, and sparkling water, this cocktail is light, crisp, and perfect for a warm spring day.

  • 2 oz gin
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 2-3 slices of cucumber
  • Splash of sparkling water

Muddle cucumber slices in a shaker. Add gin, lime juice, and simple syrup. Shake well and strain into a glass over ice. Top with sparkling water and garnish with a cucumber slice.

4. Pineapple Coconut Mojito

This tropical twist on the classic mojito combines pineapple juice, coconut rum, lime juice, and fresh mint for a refreshing and flavorful cocktail.

  • 2 oz coconut rum
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • Fresh mint leaves

Muddle mint leaves in a shaker. Add coconut rum, lime juice, pineapple juice, and simple syrup. Shake well and strain into a glass over ice. Garnish with a mint sprig and pineapple wedge.

5. Blood Orange Paloma

The perfect balance of sweet and sour, this cocktail is made with fresh blood orange juice, grapefruit soda, and tequila.

  • 2 oz tequila
  • 3 oz fresh blood orange juice
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz grapefruit soda

Combine tequila, blood orange juice, and lime juice in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a glass over ice. Top with grapefruit soda and garnish with a blood orange slice.

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6. Mint Julep

The Mint Julep is a classic cocktail that's perfect for spring. It's a refreshing and boozy drink that's traditionally served at the Kentucky Derby. The combination of bourbon and mint is a match made in heaven, and the crushed ice makes it a perfect sipper for warmer weather.

  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 4-6 sprigs of fresh mint
  • Crushed ice

Muddle mint leaves with simple syrup in a julep cup or glass. Fill the cup with crushed ice and add bourbon. Stir well until the glass is frosty. Garnish with a mint sprig.

7. Grapefruit Thyme Mimosa

This citrusy cocktail is a refreshing twist on the classic mimosa, made with grapefruit juice, champagne, and a sprig of fresh thyme.

  • 2 oz fresh grapefruit juice
  • 4 oz champagne
  • Sprig of fresh thyme

Combine grapefruit juice and champagne in a glass. Stir gently and garnish with a sprig of fresh thyme.

8. Honeydew Cucumber Margarita

This unique margarita is made with honeydew melon, cucumber, tequila, and lime juice for a fresh and fruity cocktail.

  • 2 oz tequila
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz honeydew melon puree
  • 1/2 oz cucumber juice
  • 1/2 oz agave nectar

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a glass over ice. Garnish with a honeydew or cucumber slice.

9. Blueberry Basil Smash

Fresh blueberries and basil are muddled with gin, lime juice, and simple syrup for a delicious and easy-to-drink cocktail.

  • 2 oz gin
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 3/4 oz simple syrup
  • Handful of fresh blueberries
  • 2-3 basil leaves

Muddle blueberries and basil leaves in a shaker. Add gin, lime juice, and simple syrup. Shake well and strain into a glass over ice. Garnish with a blueberry and basil leaf.

10. Strawberry Rhubarb Bellini

Made with fresh strawberry and rhubarb puree, champagne, and a splash of triple sec, this cocktail is a fruity and festive twist on the classic bellini.

  • 2 oz fresh strawberry and rhubarb puree
  • 4 oz champagne
  • Splash of triple sec

Combine strawberry and rhubarb puree with triple sec in a glass. Stir well and top with champagne. Garnish

Wrapping Things Up

In conclusion, springtime is the perfect season to experiment with new and refreshing cocktails. Whether you prefer sweet, sour, or savory flavors, theres a cocktail out there to suit your taste buds. With fresh ingredients like fruit, herbs, and sparkling water, these springtime cocktails are sure to refresh and invigorate you as you soak up the sunshine and celebrate the changing of the seasons.



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