9 Springtime Cocktails You Need to Master Right Now
Step up your brunch game with 9 warm-weather cocktails just in time for spring!
Spring has sprung, and that means it's time to move on from the hot toddys and boozy hot chocolates. But if you're not quite ready for frozen daiquiris and piña coladas, we've got a drool-worthy list of warm-weather cocktails just in time for spring.
This sweet treat is the perfect end to a delicious meal. Put 3 sugar cubes in a shaker and add .5 oz. of water. Top with 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream. Next, add 3 bar spoons of Amaro Lucano and shake. For an extra-special touch, line the rim of your glass with colorful sprinkles.
A refreshing blend of rosemary and grapefruit juice adds a bittersweet taste to this delectable cocktail — the perfect addition to a relaxing Sunday afternoon.
Make It: Rosemary Greyhound Cocktail Recipe
For a tasty option with added health benefits, this gin-based beverage combines cucumber, apple cider and cranberry juice. Yum.
Make It: Cool Cucumber Cocktail Recipe
Fresh Peach Bellini
After one taste, this will be your go-to spring and summer cocktail. Blend one diced and seeded peach and press through a sieve. Fill a champagne glass with your peach purée and top it off with your favorite chilled prosecco (we used Zonin Prosecco White Edition: Glera & Pinot Bianco cuvée).
Try our spin on the traditional Collins with a springtime version with a sweet twist. Lavender syrup and fresh blackberries are the stars of this boozy blend.
Make It: Lavender Collins Cocktail Recipe
Ginger and Carrot Cocktail
Best when made with fresh ingredients, this carrot-infused beverage is the perfect choice for a lazy weekend brunch.
Make It: Ginger and Carrot Cocktail Recipe
This exceptional cocktail from Damiano Coren, the bartender at The Standard Hotel’s Café Standard, is the perfect option for anyone with a sweet tooth and a penchant for decadent drinks. To make a tasty Strawberry shrub, muddle 3 strawberries with sugar, mint and ½ oz. red wine vinegar; then add 1 oz. of the shrub to a shaker. Next, add 1 oz. organic apple juice, 1 egg white, 2 dashes of chocolate mole bitter and 1.5 oz. Amaro Lucano. Dry shake, strain and pour into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a strawberry.
Cardamom Berry Smash
This refreshing option mixes succulent blackberries with a welcome kick of cardamom. Garnish with a bit of mint, and you’ll be ready for the sunshiny days of summer ahead.
Make It: Cardamom Berry Smash Recipe
When it comes to brunch, not much beats a bubbly champagne cocktail. But this fruity concoction that blends champagne with tequila, orange cognac and a few other fruity additions just might take the cake.
Make It: Fizzy Lizzy Recipe