The transition from winter to spring is one of the most anticipated times of year (especially for those of us in the north). The snow has melted, the sun in shining, the ground comes to life with green and it is once again enjoyable to be outside longer than 10 minutes at a time. As you finish up your spring cleaning or income taxes and plan your gardens and summer vacations, take some time to sit down on the patio with a refreshing fruit drink that wakens your taste buds from the winter blues.
The month of April is often filled with rainy days. This brandy cocktail is great for that transition between the dull days of winter and flower-filled days of May. The brandy will remind you of winter and the the Chartreuse and orange juices will get you ready for the dog days of summer.
Yummy Bunny! Easter would not be the same without chocolate and the Easter Bunny cocktail will take care of your springtime sweet tooth. The chocolate in this vodka cocktail is accented by the sweet touch of cherry brandy. Absolutely delightful.
Easter Egg Cocktail
This light blue cocktail is made of blue curaçao and white crème de cacao topped with half-and-half. While the kids are off hunting eggs in the yard, grab an Easter Egg of your own.
Green Grape Glacier
Few things are better with a spring breeze than a tall glass of lemonade. This mocktail is a flavorful twist on that and uses both lemon and lime ades and is flavored with muddled kiwi.
Income Tax Cocktail
For accountants and those of us that do our own taxes the Income Tax Cocktail is a celebration to the end of another tax season. On April 15th raise your glass and toast to the fact that you conquered yet another 1040 long form (not to mention Schedule this and Form number that, this deduction and that credit, and an another hour of your life wasted on-hold with the IRS) and still managed to get to the post office before midnight. You deserve a drink after all that!
The ultimate fruit drink without the alcohol. A Spring Fever mocktail is perfect anytime of the day and is even better with fresh fruit juices. You will really be in the mood for the spring season with this apple, lemon, and blood orange juice mocktail that is accented with mango syrup (try this homemade fruit syrup recipe.