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Sip on Spring: Refreshing Cocktail Recipes to Celebrate the Season

Written by Kaitlyn Rigling

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Posted on April 04 2024

Warmer weather is finally making an appearance—and that certainly calls for a toast! Whether you’re planning a spring fling or want to sip on a seasonal drink in peace, you’re in the right place. These delicious cocktails made with seasonal ingredients are the perfect way to celebrate all the warm weather ahead.

First up is a refreshing Spring Sangria from Food52 that’s an easy party go-to. Whip it up in advance and chill overnight for a cocktail that’s as gorgeous as it is delicious.

Spring Sangria with Strawberries and Mint

  • 12 ounces light and dry white wine
  • 7.5 ounces berry-flavored vodka
  • 3 ounces fresh lemon juice
  • 1.5 ounces simple syrup
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • Mint sprigs for garnish

Instructions

  1.     Combine white wine, vodka, lemon juice, and simple syrup into a large container and stir well.
  2.     Add strawberries.
  3.     Cover and chill overnight in the fridge.
  4.     To serve: distribute into ice-filled cups and garnish with a mint spring.

Tip: A cocktail this pretty deserves to be on display. Prepare and serve it in a large beverage dispenser to turn it into a no-mess centerpiece for your party.

If you’re in the mood for a smaller affair, try this White Rabbit Cocktail from BBC Goodfood! It serves two and only takes 5 minutes and a handful of ingredients to make!

White Rabbit Cocktail

  •       80ml gin
  •       50ml amaretto
  •       50ml double cream
  •       1 tsp lemon curd
  •       ¼ tsp vanilla paste
  •       Handful of ice
  •       Edible flowers

Instructions

  1.     Put the gin, amaretto, double cream, lemon curd, and vanilla paste into a cocktail shaker.
  2.     Add a handful of ice and shake until the shaker’s exterior is cold.
  3.     Strain into two glasses.
  4.     Garnish with edible flowers and serve.
For an extra dose of simplicity, serve your cocktails in glass mason jars with handles and straws. Not only are these a safe choice when things get tipsy, but they also have plenty of room for ice and garnishes!