Spring has sprung and endless days in the sun have begun! And what makes an afternoon by the pool even better? A refreshing cocktail to sip on that will make you feel like you're on vacation. From floral and fruity to smokey and flavorful, here are the most seasonally appropriate cocktails to welcome in the warm months!
1.25 oz 1800 Silver Tequila
1 oz lime juice
1 oz grapefruit juice
.25 oz grenadine
Grapefruit slice or maraschino cherry for garnish
Salt as needed
Pour all ingredients into shaker and shake well. Strain into a salt rimmed martini glass or serve over ice. Garnish with a grapefruit slice or cherry.
From Hilton Garden Inn.
Mezcal Pineapple Sour
1.5 oz Mezcal
.5 oz fresh pineapple juice
.75 oz lemon juice
.75 oz agave
1 egg white
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain ice from the tin.
Dry shake and pour into coupe.
Garnish with crushed peppercorn on the froth.
1 oz St. Germain Liquor
1 oz Campari
7 oz sparkling white wine (or club soda)
Fresh mint leaves
Fill a cocktail glass with ice. Add in St. Germain, Campari, and sparkling white wine.
Garnish with cherries or apricots and serve right away.
Image and recipe courtesy of Vegetarian Ventures
Image and recipe courtesy of epicurious.
2 strawberries, hulled
½ oz. (15 ml) 1:1 simple syrup (see headnote)
2 oz (60 ml) bourbon
¾ oz (22 ml) fresh lemon juice
2 dashes Angostura bitters
3 oz (90 ml) ginger beer
Strawberry, to garnish
Gently muddle the strawberries with the Simple Syrup in a cocktail shaker
Add the bourbon, lemon juice, and Angostura bitters
Fill with ice and shake vigorously for 10–15 seconds
Double strain into a highball glass filled with fresh ice
Top with ginger beer
Garnish with a fresh strawberry.