As winter turns to spring our tastes tend to reflect the change in seasons. When it comes to drinks, many of desire lighter cocktails with fresh ingredients, including herbs and fruits. This list includes 10 cocktails that are ideal for this rejuvenating season and many are very easy to mix up, making them ideal for a the season in which we seem to have a lot of things to do.
1. Angèle Green Tea Cooler
Simple and refreshing, the Angèle Green Tea Cooler uses a favorite vodka from Charbay. Their Green Tea Vodka is an enlivening spirit and in this easy mixed drink it is mixed with fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, and soda and it is a perfect drink for the first days of spring.
2. Cherry Blossom Tini
Filled with green ingredients, this cocktail will be a joy to sip after a day of planting your garden. From mixologist Jason Walsh, the drink is comprised of Tito's Vodka, Chartreuse, Sencha green tea syrup, lime juice, and muddled English cucumber. It is the epitome of freshness in a glass.
4. Emboldened Cherry Blossom
Cherry blossoms are a beautiful spring sight and this drink celebrates the sweetness of their fragrance, but there is so much more to this drink. It also has a spicy side by using jalapeno-infused tequila and the blood orange juice along with Combier's d' Orange perfectly compliment the cherry-flavored Combier Rouge. Don't forget the Champagne, it is the finishing touch to this stunning cocktail.
5. Goose in Spring
Inspired by a garden in spring, Elijah Venanzi's original cocktail is the perfect match for the season. Made of fresh raspberries and lavender-infused vodka along with St. Germain and lemon juice, it is another easy cocktail that will instantly turn your thoughts to the beauty of spring.
6. Hello Kitty
One of the first things I think about as spring dawns is a glass of fresh lemonade and this simple cocktail is a great use for it. The three ingredients needed for the Hello Kitty are vodka, lemonade, and TY KU Liqueur. It is this last ingredient that transforms this drink into the green botanical beauty that makes it stand apart from so many others.
7. Kiwi Mango Mint
Another simple mix, the name Kiwi Mango Mint perfectly describes the three flavors of this cocktail. It begins with the always refreshing 42 Below Kiwi Vodka, to which mango nectar and fresh mint are added. It is one of those simple pleasures for spring that make this a favorite season.
8. La Primavera
9. Lavender Sapphire Collins
Come spring, lavender syrup is a staple in my bar and few other herbs can evoke the revitalizing feeling of the season as this one. In this simple collins variation we pair the syrup with Bombay Sapphire Gin and lemon juice, topping it all off with club soda. It is a tall spritzer with an intriguing depth of botanical flavors.
10. Rosemary Lemonade
This drink contains another favorite herb of the season in a more unusual way. This tall glass of lemonade is gently spiked with Camarena Reposado Tequila and obtains its rosemary flavoring from ice cubes with leaves of the herb frozen inside. The best part may be that the cubes will be ready for any of your springtime drinks.