7 Spring Cocktails to Sip Now

With spring in full bloom and all kinds of wedding celebrations being planned, these 7 spring cocktail recipes couldn’t come at a better time. Sit back, relax, and sip on these spring-inspired drinks.

Cherry Blossom

 

The cherry blossom is the epitome of spring. Celebrate its beauty by incorporating it into your cocktail.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. SVEDKA cherry
  • 1 1/2 oz. Nigori Sake
  • 1/2 oz. cranberry juice
  • 1/2 oz. peach puree

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake, shake, shake, and strain into a glass. Garnish with a cherry.

Spring Spice

Photo via The Bar

Photo via The Bar

 

If you like your cocktails with a little kick, this spicy berry mix should do the trick.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Ciroc Red Berry
  • 3/4 oz. lime juice
  • 1/2 oz. simple syrups
  • 5 basil leaves
  • 1 jalapeno wheel, sliced
  • 3 dashes celery bitters

Directions:

  1. In a mixing tin, muddle basil, jalapeno, and celery bitters.
  2. Add simple syrup, lime juice, and Ciroc Red Berry.
  3. Pack with ice and shake vigorously.
  4. Double strain into a glass with ice and garnish with a basil leaf.

Coconut Water and Muddled Strawberry Cocktail

 

This cocktail has it all: it’s healthy, hydrating, and looks beautiful!

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces Absolut Cherrykran (or your preferred vodka)
  • 1 mini bottle (187 ML) of Villa Jolanda Rose Moscato (or Sparkling Wine of your choice)
  • 12 strawberries
  • 4 teaspoon Agave
  • 4 cups coconut water [I chose Vita Coco]
  • 8 basil leaves chopped
  • 8 mint leaves chopped
  • 2 limes- 1 juiced and 1 for garnish
  • 8 ice cubes or 2 small cups of ice

Directions:

  1. Muddle strawberries in a bowl until mostly mushed.
  2. Add agave, basil and mint, and mix well.
  3. Transfer to a large pitcher and add remaining ingredients.
  4. Pour equal parts into martini glasses (or glasses of your choice).
  5. Use a spoon to add strawberries and greens to each glass. Garnish with sliced lime on glass rim.

La Vie en Rose

Photo via Elle Decor

Photo via Elle Decor

 

This rose-inspired cocktail begs to be sipped in the garden.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 parts elit by Stolichnaya
  • 3/4 parts lemon juice
  • 1/2 parts simple syrups

Directions:

  1. Shake the elit, lemon juice, and simple syrup with cracked ice and strain into a double rocks glass.
  2. Top with crushed ice and gently float creme de rose on top.

Lavender Bee’s Knees

Photo via Honestly Yum

Photo via Honestly Yum

 

After a long day, you’ll look forward to unwinding with this cool and calming lavender cocktail.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. gin
  • 3/4 oz. lavender honey syrup
  • 1 oz. lemon juice

Lavender Honey Syrup Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/8 cup hot water
  • 1 teaspoon dried lavender

Directions for honey syrup:

Combine hot water with honey and stir until evenly mixed. Add lavender, stirring to combine. Let cool, approximately 30 minutes, then pour through a fine mesh strainer to remove lavender.

Directions for cocktail:

Combine all ingredients in a shaker full of ice. Shake vigorously for 10 full seconds. Double strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a lavender sprig.

Sparkling Lemon Drop Martini

 

Simple, sweet, tangy, and oh-so refreshing.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ ounces lemon vodka
  • 2 ounces fresh lemon juice
  • Pinch sugar
  • 2 ounces plain or lemon sparkling water
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • Sugar for rimming

Directions:

  1. Rim the top of a martini glass with the lemon wedge. Dip into sugar to coat. Set aside.
  2. In a shaker, add the lemon vodka, lemon juice, sugar, and a handful of ice. Shake for 15 seconds. Strain into martini glass, leaving the ice in the shaker. Top with sparkling water.
  3. Serve immediately.

Spring Awakening

Photo via Shape

Photo via Shape

 

This low-calorie libation won’t have you feeling guilty.

Ingredients:

  • 4 raspberries
  • 3 basil leaves
  • 5 pink peppercorns
  • 3/4 oz. lime juice
  • 3/4 oz. agave nectar
  • 2 oz. Barrymore Pinot Grigio

Directions:

  1. In a shaker, muddle raspberries, 2 basil leaves, and peppercorns.
  2. Fill shaker with ice and add lime juice, agave, and wine. Shake vigorously.
  3. Strain into a champagne glass and garnish with remaining basil leaf.
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