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Spring Fever Cocktails

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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.

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April Rain

April Rain
Photo Credit: © Shannon Graham

A touch of lime for your Vodka Martini? An April Rain is both refreshing and uplifting, the perfect Saturday afternoon cocktail after a morning of spring cleaning.

April Rain recipe...

April Shower

Cucumber-Tea-Ni Cocktail
Photo Courtesy: © Jason Walsh

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.

April Shower recipe...

Easter Bunny

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 Bunny recipe...

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.

Easter Egg Cocktail recipe...

English Rose

English Rose
Photo Courtesy: © Shannon Graham

Enjoy this fruity variation of the Martini as your roses come into bloom. Apricot brandy is perfect for spring cocktails and in the English Rose it is accented with sweet lemon and pomegranate flavors.

English Rose recipe...

Green Grape Glacier

Green grapes are in season, making this the perfect time to enjoy a Green Grape Glacier at a springtime brunch. Dust off the patio furniture, make a fresh fruit salad and enjoy the spring sun with this frozen grape mocktail.

Green Grape Glacier recipe...

Green Lemonade

Verde Fizz Cocktail Recipe
Photo Courtesy: © Shannon Graham

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.

Green Lemonade recipe...

Income Tax Cocktail

Income Tax Cocktail
Photo Credit: © Colleen Graham

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!

Income Tax Cocktail recipe...

Spring Fever

Harbaugh Bloody Sunday
Photo Courtesy: © Camarena Tequila

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.

Spring Fever recipe...

Yellow Bird

The Spice Trade - Finlandia Vodka Cup
Photo Courtesy: © Finlandia Vodka Cup

Prepare yourself for the tropical drinks of summer with this rum cocktail. The Yellow Bird is a spin off of the Screwdriver that uses both dark and light rum along with the spicy liqueur Galliano to mix with orange juice instead of plain old vodka.

Yellow Bird recipe...

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