Longer days, trees in bloom, and a warm breeze: Spring is here!
With it we're sharing these cocktails full of fresh, bright, spring flavors -- a great way to enjoy the tastes and aromas of the new season, and perfect for Spring occasions worth celebrating, both large and small.
Whether that's spreading a blanket in the grass and sipping on an afternoon aperitif outdoors for the first time this year, or whether it's Passover dinner or Easter brunch, below are a few cocktails that are ready to meet the moment.
These drinks feature interesting, harder-to-find spirits that offer fresh, herbal, and fruity tastes perfect for the warming weather palate. Bonus: they'll help you enjoy all those delicious liqueurs on your home bar. (Or give you a reason to stock up if you're running low!)
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and stir with ice for about a minute. Double strain into a chilled glass and garnish with a lemon slice or twist.
1 oz Amazzoni Gin
.75 oz Saint Germain Elderflower Liqueur
.75 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
1 oz blood fresh squeezed orange juice
chilled ginger ale
blood orange for garnish
Combine gin, Saint Germain and the fresh squeezed juices into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until cold. Double strain into a chilled glass, then top with desired amount of ginger ale and float a blood orange slice on top.
1.5oz Tromba Tequila
1.5 oz grapefruit juice
1 oz cinnamon syrup*
.25 oz turmeric tea**
grapefruit to garnish
Combine first four ingredients into a metal shaker and shake with ice. Strain into a chilled glass over ice, top with desire amount of club soda. Garnish with a grapefruit twist.
*make simple syrup with equal parts water and sugar, adding several cinnamon sticks to the mix. Let it steep 6 hours or more, strain out the solids and store in the refrigerator.
**boil 2 cups of water with 1 tsp ground turmeric powder. Simmer 10 minutes, strain and cool.