9 Springtime Cocktails You Need to Make 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.

White Rabbit

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Tatiana Reif

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.

Rosemary Greyhound

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Rosemary Greyhound Cocktail with Simple Syrup

If you like your adult beverages on the sweet and savory side- try this Rosemary Greyhound Cocktail. It’s pretty in pink thanks to a bit of grapefruit juice which gives it a citrus-y kick.

Photo by: Tomas Espinoza

Tomas Espinoza

A refreshing blend of rosemary and grapefruit juice adds a bittersweet taste to this delectable cocktail — the perfect addition to a relaxing Sunday afternoon.

Cool Cucumber

Cubama Cocktail

Refreshing Cubama Cocktail with Mint and Cucumber Garnish

This gin concoction blends cucumber, a powerful antioxidant, with apple cider and cranberry juice for a healthy cocktail option. Garnish with cucumber and mint and serve in a quaint glass for a lovely summer cocktail.

For a tasty option with added health benefits, this gin-based beverage combines cucumber, apple cider and cranberry juice. Yum.

Fresh Peach Bellini

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Amanda Picotte

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).

Lavender Collins

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Tomas Espinoza

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.

Ginger and Carrot Cocktail

Orange Cocktail With Lime Garnish

Ginger and Carrot Cocktail

The healing properties of ginger and carrot juice combine with vodka for a cocktail that's just what the doctor ordered.

Best when made with fresh ingredients, this carrot-infused beverage is the perfect choice for a lazy weekend brunch.

Strawberry Fields

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Amanda Picotte

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 1/2 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

Cardamom Blackberry Smash

Cardamom Blackberry 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.

Fizzy Lizzy

Champagne Cocktail With Raspberries

Fizzy Lizzy Cocktail

This simple, fruity drink is a cross between a top-shelf margarita and a champagne cocktail. Black raspberry liqueur sweetens the tequila and orange cognac mixture, while fresh raspberries and raspberry sugar garnishes make it festive enough for any party.

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.

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