A season is 13 weeks long. That means 13 Cocktail Fridays. Here are 13 Spring Cocktails you need to make for each and every one of those warm Friday happy hours.
1) Pimm’s Cup In A Pimp Cup
You read that right. Inspired by a moment from a FX’s Archer, I created this tacky but delicious behemoth to celebrate the season premiere. A Pimm’s cup is made with in season fruits, sparkling lemonade, and Pimm’s #1. This recipe makes 5 drinks and that’s perfect for one Pimp Cup and a super fun start to Cocktail Friday! 😉
2) Strawberry Mojito
Strawberries are in season in early spring, so a strawberry mojito is the perfect thing to start out the spring.
3) Strawberry Basil Caipirinha
From Peas and Crayons:
Have you ever heard of a Caipirinha? It’s the national cocktail of Brazil, and is made with Cachaça, a Brazilian sugarcane liquor that’s similar to rum.
Strawberries may be in season, but so is fresh basil. 😉
4) The Rhubasil Cocktail
We’ve gone from strawberries to basil being in season. Well now guess what? So is rhubarb. The ‘noms did it again with this rhubasil cocktail!
5) Spiked Hibiscus Lemonade
Edible flowers are in bloom so let’s put them in a bunch of drinks! Bread Booze Bacon totally rocked it with with this Spiked Hibiscus Lemonade
6) Kombucha Lavendar Violette Vodka Cocktail
Let’s be honest here. Kombucha tastes like gasoline and gives me gas. Maybe they should start fracking for kombucha. But wait! When you mix with lavender, fresh squeezed Meyer, lemon, and vodka, it actually tastes quite good! Also, flatulence aside, kombucha is SUPER healthy for you.
7) Cucumber Gin Elderflower Smash
Fresh mint, fresh cucumber, fresh limes. All the freshest ingredients go into this Cucumber Gin Elderflower Smash.
8) Pear Hibiscus Brunch Cocktail
And in the last episode of drinking with flowers, we have this pear hibiscus brunch cocktail. You could drink these all year ’round, actually.
9) Raspberry Peach Champagne Cocktail
Fresh raspberries, made into a simple syrup, mixed with peach vodka and champagne. Boom giraffes can drop the mic! 🎤
10) Patron Rosa Picante Margarita
The Patron Margarita Of The Year! Made with rosewater, 2 types of tequila, and jalapeño oil this spicy cocktail is perfect for a warm spring night.
11) Rosé Sangria
Rosé is the perfect choice of wine for spring; crisp like a summer white but warming like a winter red. Combine that with fresh strawberries and and raspberries and you have the perfect Easter sangria.
12) Lemon Jalapeño Roasted Blackberry Mojito
Roasted blackberries give this spicy mojito a perfect twist. (Twist! Get it?)
13) Light Citrus Paloma Cocktail
P.S. Paloma is Spanish for DOVE. Which is a sign for PEACE. So…. There’s that and just more confirmation that this tequila cocktail definitely fits into the holidays, amen!! PALOMA, LOVE, JOY!