Regardless of the occasion, be it a party or a casual catch up session with a friend, Spring cocktails are the perfect way to ring in the season. So if you’re 21 and you want to brush up on your bar tending specialties, give these three a try for your next Spring event!
A rasberry mojito
A Spring classic, the rasberry mojito is as delicious as it is pretty.
For preparation, crush raspberries, mint leaves, and a lime wedge. Add a pinch of sugar, then pour in about 1/3 cup of rum and 2/3 cup of club soda. For color, add a dash of grenadine. (The amount of alcohol can always be adjusted depending on how strong you want your drinks to be!)
For decorative appeal, garnish with a sprig of mint, a strawberry and a few raspberries.
A classic mimosa
Another classic, mimosas are a light and fun cocktail with an elegant and sophisticated twist.
For preparation, pour 2/3 cup of champagne (or prosecco, depending on your preference!), and about 1/3 cup of orange juice into a champagne flute.
For decorative appeal, garnish with a raspberry or two, or a few flower petals! (It is a Spring drink, after all!)
A fruity favorite, sangria can be modified to embody a full Springtime sangria with some Spring fruits and color!
For preparation, you must make a syrup and then the actual cocktail. For the ginger syrup: mix water (1 cup), sugar (1 cup), and ginger (1/2 cup of chopped peeled ginger root) into a small pan. Then bring to a boil over a stove top, stirring occasionally. Reduce to a simmer after the sugar has dissolved, and let sit for about 10 minutes. After you have let it cooled, strain it through a fine mesh strainer.
This syrup will keep for a week when refrigerated!
For the cocktail: Add 2 oranges (peeled and broken into segments… be sure to save one or two slices for garnish!) and 2 lemons (cut into wedges and sliced thinly, save one for garnish!) with 5 sliced kumquats to the very bottom of your sangria pitcher. Then add in about 3 ounces of Luxardo Maraschino liquer, one ounce of orange liquer (try Cointreau), and two ounces of the ginger syrup. Muddle around to mix. Then add one entire bottle of Rosé wine, and continue to mix.
Refrigerate for a few hours before serving, and enjoy!
What do you think?
Which one of these Spring cocktails is your favorite? What are your other favorite Spring drinks? Share with us in the comments section below!