Say “cheers” to the coming warmth with these stunning spring cocktails.
They’re floral, vibrant, zippy, and bright. Not to mention fun, fruity, and fresh.
Spring Cocktails & Drink Recipes
Spring means blooming flowers, fresh garden veggies, and farmers market season, of course!
And there’s no better way to celebrate that bounty than these refreshing spring cocktails.
From seasonal favorites with cherry blossom, lavender, mint, and rose to light and invigoration gin, rum, and Prosecco drinks, they’re not to be missed!
So grab your cocktail shakers, and let’s get to it!
Celebrate the first cherry blossoms of the season with this festive spring libation.
Sake and gin are the base, while orange liqueur and lemon juice perk it right up.
As for the cherry, it’s blossoming with every sip.
Ingredients: sake, cherry liqueur, gin, orange liqueur, Grenadine, lemon juice, brandied cherry (for garnish)
These lavender lemon drops have garden party written all over them!
The classic recipe features vodka, Triple Sec, lemon juice, and simple syrup. But this version is a little different.
It actually keeps things pretty simple with just vodka, lemon juice, and lavender syrup.
You’ll make the syrup at home, so it can be as floral and sweet as you prefer. As for the vodka, I recommend citrus if you really enjoy that lip pucker.
Ingredients: vodka, lemon juice, lavender simple syrup
Give your happy hour a whimsical twist with this pretty pink cocktail. It’s floral, it’s fruity, and it’s oh-so-fun!
This one radiates with a mix of fruity and tart flavors and is ideal for warmer weather gathering.
Doll it up with fresh raspberries, thyme, and flowers as a garnish. You and your gal pals will love it!
Ingredients: vodka, hibiscus sparkling water, raspberry lemonade, hibiscus bitters, raspberries & thyme sprigs (for garnish)
I fell in love with the French 75 at first sip. Fizzy, sweet, and incredibly citrusy, it’s very strong and very grown-up.
Add lavender, and it couldn’t be more appropriate for spring!
It’s bubbly and floral, with plenty of botanical notes. Though if you’re not a lavender lover, you could swap it out for elderflower liqueur.
Either way, serve it with edible flowers, and everyone will want seconds.
Ingredients: gin, lemon juice, lavender simple syrup, sparkling wine, lemon peel & lavender sprig (for garnish)
As the season begins to change, trade in your regular Old Fashioned for something refreshing and sunny.
You’ll keep the bitters and the whiskey, but you’ll add honey-rose simple syrup and opt specifically for bourbon – it’s sweeter, after all!
Serve this after-dinner sipper in a rocks glass and you’ll soon wind down after a long day.
Ingredients: rose-honey simple syrup, bourbon, apple bitters, orange peel (for garnish)
The Paloma is an ultra-refreshing Mexican cocktail featuring grapefruit soda and tequila.
And while I’m a big fan of the traditional version, I can’t help but love this one too!
It trades in tequila for mezcal to add a smoky element. It also uses grapefruit juice and honey simple syrup to make it extra fresh.
For something even more spring-like, try it with rhubarb!
Ingredients: mezcal, grapefruit juice, honey simple syrup, club soda, lime wedge & Tajin (for the rim)
Did someone say “brunch”? Because this cocktail is just the thing to break out at your next morning gathering!
Mimosas are already great. But this one goes and adds raspberries, freshly squeezed orange juice, and rosemary to the mix.
You can make these individually or grab a pitcher and make a batch. Either way, I know you’ll love it.
Ingredients: orange juice, Champagne, frozen raspberries, sugar & rosemary sprigs (for garnish)
I’ve been dreaming of springtime cocktails all winter long! And as soon as spring has sprung, this one will be in my hand.
Fizzy, creamy, fruity, and perfectly sweetened, it’s a dazzling delight!
Shake the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with an egg white for a lavish texture.
And if you prefer your gin cocktails a little tart, try it with rhubarb.
Ingredients: simple syrup, raspberries, gin, egg white, Prosecco
Here’s another spin on the classic Old Fashioned. Only this one takes you to the tropics.
The sweet, tangy pineapple juice combined with fresh lime and smoky mezcal warms you up with a bright twist.
Not quite winter and not quite summer, it’s that in-between cocktail that screams “spring”!
Ingredients: mezcal, pineapple juice, lime juice, orange bitters, simple syrup, ice cubes
From smashes to sangria, there are a ton of blood orange cocktails perfect for a party. This one, though, is great for all your spring gatherings.
Blood orange juice, mint, and vodka keep it light. Meanwhile, a hint of fresh ginger gives it a snap.
Plus, the cheery color and fruity flavor are a much-needed break from a harsh winter.
Ingredients: ginger-mint simple syrup, vodka, blood orange juice, ginger, soda water or tonic, mint leaves (for garnish)
Spring on the rise can only mean one thing: rosé season is almost upon us!
This flirty floral wine is the warm weather sipper. And this is how you fix it up for a springtime delight.
The blend of blush wine with bittersweet citrus and juicy peach in a cocktail shaker is impossible to resist.
As a batch cocktail or drink for one, it’s welcome on any cool spring day.
Ingredients: rosé or white wine, peach simple syrup, white sugar, water, frozen peaches, vodka, grapefruit or orange juice
If you love peaches as much as me, you’ll fall in love with this boozy beverage at first sip.
Peach vodka and fresh peach slices give it a double dose of fruity goodness. All you need now is a splash of Grenadine and lime soda water to top it off.
Say, you know what you should make to go with this? A slice of peach cobbler served à la mode!
Ingredients: peach vodka, ice, fresh peach slices, lime soda water, Grenadine
Here’s a fantastic concoction for baby showers, brunches, birthdays, and more.
You’ll take fresh raspberries, muddle them with sugar and lemon, then pour in the vodka.
Give it a quick mix and strain it into a cocktail glass with plenty of ice. Finally, top it off with lemon sparkling water and garnish it with raspberries.
You can even omit the vodka for a mocktail everyone can enjoy.
Ingredients: raspberries, lemon juice, sugar, vodka, ice, lemon sparkling water, raspberries & lemon slices (for garnish)
While I love regular mimosas for brunch, it’s also hard to pass up this bright and zippy grapefruit version.
It’s tart, lightly sweet, and wonderfully bubbly. Not to mention super refreshing.
Feel free to use sparkling wine, Prosecco, or even just club soda if you like it virgin.
Or, use club soda or tonic water to keep it budget-friendly and add a shot of vodka. It’s not a real mimosa, but who cares when it’s this tasty?
Ingredients: honey, water, mint leaves, pink grapefruit juice, Prosecco, mint sprigs (for garnish)
As soon as it’s warm enough to throw a backyard bash, make a big batch of this watermelon and raspberry cooler.
Fruity and boozy, it’s quite a refreshing drink. And it’s so easy because you just toss it all in the blender, then serve.
Even those who claim they don’t like fruity drinks will be all about this.
Ingredients: sugar, water, lime juice, white rum, watermelon chunks, raspberries, soda water or lemon-lime soda, watermelon wedge & lime wheel (for garnish)
I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to kick back on the porch with a tall glass of lemonade.
Specifically, this pink, boozy lemonade!
That said, there’s not a drop of lemonade in this glass! But it’s so tasty, I just don’t care what you call it.
Would you mind getting a second glass? I’ll have one too!
Ingredients: vodka, Malibu rum, cranberry juice, lime juice, lemon-lime soda, ice, thyme sprig (for garnish)
17. Mint Julep
The Mint Julep is one of the most refreshing cocktails you can enjoy in the spring.
Featuring bourbon, sugar, and fresh mint, this version has an extra fresh kick from the mint-infused simple syrup.
And I do mean simple! This liquid candy is easy to make and eliminates the need to muddle the mint.
Ingredients: mint simple syrup, crushed ice, bourbon, lemon juice, mint sprig (for garnish)
This stunning and colorful cooler was made for pool parties.
Fresh watermelon and cucumber juice get sweetened up with honey, spiked with vodka, and infused with a hint of lime.
There’s plenty of sweetness, but the cucumber makes sure it’s balanced. And to boost that flavor, try cucumber vodka if you can find it.
Ingredients: fresh watermelon, English cucumber, lime juice, honey or agave nectar, vodka, cucumber slices & lime wedges (for garnish)
Between the lime, gin, and basil, this cocktail is about as refreshing as it gets.
Like all good drinks, it does need a sweet component to round out the flavors. So what better liqueur for the job than Chartreuse?!
Herbal and sweet green Chartreuse combined with an egg white gives it a cool green color, signature flavor, and fun foamy finish.
Serve it in a martini glass with a few sweet melon balls and you’re all set.
Ingredients: gin, green Chartreuse, basil leaves, simple syrup, lime juice, egg white
I think Jimmy Buffet would agree that this is one fine piña colada. And it’s 5 O’Clock somewhere, right?
Fresh, creamy, and sweet, this pineapple classic tastes incredible when you make it from scratch. And it doesn’t take long, either.
There’s even a variation for a virgin piña colada and one for those who like it on the rocks. So it’s perfect for every outdoor barbecues you have planned!
Ingredients: cream of coconut, pineapple juice, white rum, dark rum, lime juice, pineapple chunks, ice
A name like “tequila honeysuckle” tells you just about everything you need to know about this one.
It’s potent, sweet, and made for spring.
Smoother than a tequila shot but not a frilly fruity drink, it’s a tasty sipper with a well-balanced flavor.
From classy soirees to chats with friends, the tequila honeysuckle will be your new it drink of the season.
Ingredients: tequila honey syrup, lime juice, lime wheel (for garnish)
As a strawberry fanatic, I can’t help but rave about this smash.
The botanicals from the gin, coupled with the muddled lime, sugar, and strawberries, are intoxicating.
And I don’t mean in a boozy way, although it certainly has plenty of that too.
To add to the attractiveness, club soda imparts an effervescent element to make it even more alluring.
Ingredients: sugar, lime juice, fresh strawberries, gin, club soda, mint sprigs (for garnish)
Simple and refined, cranberry vodka is the easy cocktail you need in your life.
The ingredients are straightforward, and it’s a cinch to make. Plus, it’s highly versatile.
So whether you’ve had a long day or you’re hosting Easter brunch, you don’t have to put a ton of effort into playing bartender to make a great libation.
Ingredients: vodka, cranberry juice, lime juice, orange juice, ice, lime wedge (for garnish)
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