Spring has sprung! With the welcome arrival of warmer weather, we invite you to explore these new cocktail recipes.
Whip up this sangria the next time you’re having an outdoor get-together. With rhubarb and strawberries in season, this batched recipe will be at its freshest and most enjoyable. The dryness in Chloe Rosé balances the sweetness of the peach schnapps. The garnishes in each glass add a beautiful touch to this delicious drink.
Celebrate International Sauvignon Blanc Day May 6 with this aptly named cocktail — Sauvignon Blanc Spritz. Cupcake Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc, St~Germain Liqueur and club soda dance together in the glass, filling your palate with tastes of citrus, nectarine, pear and a hint of honeysuckle. It’s easy to celebrate this holiday every day with a cocktail this refreshing!
An effervescent citrus spritz! Absolut Citron Vodka, lemonade and club soda complement each other so well, those three ingredients are all that’s necessary to create this refreshing cocktail. Make one after a long day working in the garden or at your next barbecue.
This cocktail has many flavor profiles packed into one glass. Noble Oak Double Oak Bourbon provides vanilla, warm spices and dried fruits; amaro liqueur is an Italian herbal liqueur that delivers a bitter-sweet flavor; and banana liqueur tastes like … well, bananas! Try this savory dessert in a glass.
International Rum Day is April 8, and this cocktail is the perfect way to celebrate! Captain Morgan White Rum mixes with simple syrup, grenadine and lemon juice to create a tasty tipple. Play with the simple syrup and grenadine amounts to achieve your perfect balance of sweet and tart. No matter how you enjoy it, the Captain would approve.
Update your traditional gin sour with this version — it’ll turn your pucker upside-down. Egg white is swapped out for lavender simple syrup and lime juice. Shaken with Bluecoat Gin and lemon juice, this cocktail imparts notes of sweet, sour, floral and herbaceous. Make this the next time you’re in the mood for a fancy libation.
This is the perfect cocktail for spring. La Marca Prosecco, New Amsterdam Pink Whitney Pink Lemonade Vodka and Aperol Liqueur combine to create a light and refreshing cocktail. The addition of club soda enhances all the cocktail’s flavors and provides extra bubbles to energize your taste buds.
A little sweet, a little sour and oh-so delicious! Fresh raspberries, smooth Three Olives Vodka, simple syrup, lime juice and cranberry juice are muddled together to create a cocktail that has you dreaming about warmer days ahead. This recipe’s enough for two — perfect to share with your bestie or loved one.
Throw together this punch recipe — it’s perfect for watching the final four with friends, a special occasion to celebrate the future bride or a Mother’s Day brunch. Malibu Coconut Rum and grenadine deliver the sweet; orange juice and pineapple juice provide the tart; and ginger ale supplies the fizz, making this cocktail festive, fun and a crowd pleaser. You can garnish with a variety of items — like orange wedges, maraschino cherries and sprigs of mint to fit the occasion.
Just like the name, this cocktail is perfect for winding down the weekend. The combination of cabernet sauvignon and apple-flavored brandy hint at the winter that just ended, while the bitters awaken your taste buds for the upcoming spring. Dry shaking first creates a rich foam topping. Play around with your favorite flavored syrups; this cocktail can easily be enjoyed throughout the year.
Officially declared the signature cocktail of New Orleans in 2008, the Sazerac has been a staple in the city for over a century. In the 1830s, Antoine Peychaud ran an apothecary where he served his customers toddies made with cognac and his family’s secret recipe for bitters. His drinks became so popular that a bar named the Sazerac Coffee House purchased the rights to Peychaud’s bitters, swapping out the cognac for rye whiskey.
The national cocktail of Cuba and a favorite of Ernest Hemingway, the mojito was originally invented in the early 16th century to make the plentiful but very potent rum more palatable to drink. It gained renown during Prohibition when Havana became a popular destination for a thirsty American populace.
Puerto Rican bartender Ramon Marrero created the frozen, fruity piña colada while working at the Caribe Hilton International Hotel in the 1950s. It became very popular with locals and international travelers alike, and in 1978, it was declared the official drink of Puerto Rico!
While there has been some disagreement about whether Peru or Chile owns the rights to the pisco sour, the European Commission officially declared Peru as the owners in 2013. The main ingredient, a clear grape brandy called pisco, can be traced back to 16th century Peru. The modern version of the pisco sour was created by Victor Vaughen Morris in a bar in Lima.