by Jim Passantino May 08, 2023 4 min read
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, there’s nothing quite like sipping on a chilled drink while soaking up the sun. In this article, we’ll explore 10 of the best springtime cocktails to help you get into the spirit of the season.
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 won’t 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 that’s easy to drink, whether you’re sipping it by the pool or enjoying it at a springtime gathering with friends.
This cocktail combines fresh strawberries, basil, lime juice, and tequila for a refreshing twist on the classic margarita.
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a glass over ice. Garnish with a strawberry and basil leaf.
This fragrant and floral cocktail is made with vodka, lemon juice, lavender simple syrup, and a 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.
Made with fresh cucumber, gin, lime juice, and sparkling water, this cocktail is light, crisp, and perfect for a warm spring day.
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.
This tropical twist on the classic mojito combines pineapple juice, coconut rum, lime juice, and fresh mint for a refreshing and flavorful cocktail.
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.
The perfect balance of sweet and sour, this cocktail is made with fresh blood orange juice, grapefruit soda, and tequila.
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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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.
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.
This citrusy cocktail is a refreshing twist on the classic mimosa, made with grapefruit juice, champagne, and a sprig of fresh thyme.
Combine grapefruit juice and champagne in a glass. Stir gently and garnish with a sprig of fresh thyme.
This unique margarita is made with honeydew melon, cucumber, tequila, and lime juice for a fresh and fruity cocktail.
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a glass over ice. Garnish with a honeydew or cucumber slice.
Fresh blueberries and basil are muddled with gin, lime juice, and simple syrup for a delicious and easy-to-drink cocktail.
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.
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.
Combine strawberry and rhubarb puree with triple sec in a glass. Stir well and top with champagne. Garnish
In conclusion, springtime is the perfect season to experiment with new and refreshing cocktails. Whether you prefer sweet, sour, or savory flavors, there’s 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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