Is anyone else feeling that really lovely slow-down feeling that comes with spring? Where days don’t feel as rushed, and you can relax after dinner each night, basking in a little bit of sunshine. Because the sun is still up when Dan gets home from work, I’m usually eager to collaborate in the kitchen and this extends to trying out new drink recipes.
We opened a bottle of wine the other night that I had bought after a few too many tastings and realized it was way too sweet. Our plan is to make sangria with it tonight and do some experimenting but it got me thinking about spring cocktails and how I haven’t talked much about them on the blog. What is wrong with me? ’tis the season to get more experimental with drinks (and food)! Spring themed events are happening just about every week, your produce aisle is stocked with herbs and fruit you haven’t seen in months, and yeah nothing is as relaxing or blissful as kicking back in your shades with a tasty drink in hand. Now is definitely the perfect time to explore a few spring cocktails recipes.
Lemon Chamomile Spring Cocktail | Honestly Yum – I have to admit that I have never tried a cocktail with chamomile but this was too gorgeous not to share. This citrusy and floral drink is made with lemon curd, chamomile syrup, gin, and elderflower liquor.
Strawberry Basil Daiquiris | Design Love Fest – Just looking at this cocktail makes me lick my lips. The refreshing lime paired with sweet strawberries and herbal notes from the basil simple syrup make this an unforgettable rum libation.
Dolled Up Mule | Camille Styles – Mmm tequila! I’m all for a tequila cocktail, especially one with hibiscus. If you haven’t tried that combo you might as well try it this way with a little bit of ginger beer and crushed ice for a beautiful and tasty drink.
Strawberry Chamomile Paloma | Half Baked Harvest – This springtime take on a Paloma, a tequila based cocktail with grapefruit and sparkling water, is perfection with the addition of smashed strawberries and chamomile honey syrup.
Honey-Rhubarb Pisco Sour | Reclaiming Provencial – What really pulled me in was the honey-rhubarb syrup because I’m fascinated with rhubarb and haven’t seen it used in many cocktails. But what better place to use a rhubarb syrup than with a creamy pisco sour.
The Citrus Spritzer Cocktail | Glitter Guide – We’ve had a few really hot days this spring and this cocktail sounds especially delicious for warmer temps. Plus it’s easy to make, especially for a crowd, just sauvignon blanc, soda, and slices of lime, blood orange, and tangerine.
Our Current Cocktail Obsession: This Pretty Pink Sip | Style Me Pretty Living – Here’s a unique cocktail you might not expect. It uses a muddled mixture of lemongrass, ginger, and sugar paired with grapefruit, blood orange, and sake. Refreshing!
Lillet Rose Spring Cocktail | Martha Stewart – This pretty pink cocktail uses the French aperitif wine, Lillet Rose, which is a mixture of Bordeaux wines and citrus liqueur. It adds floral notes to the mix of grapefruit juice and gin.