Five Delicious Spring Cocktails

Spring is full of reasons to celebrate with Cinco de Mayo, the Kentucky Derby, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, graduations, and Father’s Day. Make your springtime celebrations extra festive — serve up refreshing springtime cocktails! Before you dive into recipes, set the stage for your event with cocktail-themed invitations or online invitations that match your specific celebration. Deliver by text or email and manage RSVPs from any digital device.

Spring cocktails incorporate seasonal ingredients that make them the perfect addition to any spring soiree. Whether you’re hosting a party or just need a reason to celebrate, here are five fabulous spring cocktail recipes to try this season.
White Sangria
White sangria is a light alternative to traditional red sangria that is equally as delicious. White sangria is perfect for large parties because it can be made in advance of your event. Serve white sangria in a wine glass over ice garnished with a piece of fresh citrus.
Ingredients (Recipe yields 32 servings):
  • 1/2 cup peach schnapps
  • 1/2 cup cognac
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 4 oranges, sliced into rounds
  • 2 green apples cut into cubes
  • 2 mangos, peeled and sliced
  • 4 (750 milliliter) bottles dry white wine, chilled
  • 1 liter ginger ale, chilled
In a pitcher, combine peach schnapps, cognac, sugar, sliced oranges and sliced mangos. Chill for at least an hour. Add white wine and ginger ale to the mixture right before serving.
Grapefruit Margarita
A grapefruit margarita is a tart twist on a traditional tequila drink. This spring cocktail recipe is also figure friendly due to the low sugar content. That makes it ideal for a bridal shower or Mother’s Day celebration. It is recommended that you serve this drink in a low-ball glass over ice garnished with a lime. 
Ingredients (Recipe yields 1 serving):
  • 1 1/2 oz. of clear tequila
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar or artificial sugar
  • Juice of ½ a lime
  • 3 oz. of fresh squeezed or store bought grapefruit juice
  • ½ oz. of orange flavored liquor (just a splash)
  • 1 oz. of club soda
In an 8 oz. glass, combine tequila, sugar, lime juice, grapefruit juice, orange liquor, and club soda. Stir, then serve.
Strawberry Mojito
Strawberries are a sweet seasonal fruit that are a great addition to this spring drink recipe. Serve your strawberry mojito in a highball glass over ice garnished with a strawberry and fresh mint.
Ingredients (Recipe yields 1 serving):
  • 1.5 ounces of simple syrup
  • 3 fresh strawberries
  • 4-5 fresh mint sprigs, roughly chopped
  • 4 oz. of soda water
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 2 oz. of clear rum
In a 10-12 oz. glass, muddle the simple syrup, mint, and strawberries together with a spoon or muddler. Add ice, rum, soda water, and lime juice. Stir well to combine.
Lemon Basil Martini
This cocktail is a light and refreshing twist on a traditional martini. A lemon basil martini is a great way to kick off any spring celebration! Serve in a chilled martini glass garnished with a lemon twist.
  • 3-4 large basil leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 2-3 slices of lemon
  • 1/2 oz. of simple syrup
  • 3.5 oz. citron vodka
  • Splash of orange flavored liquor
  • Splash of Orange Juice
In a cocktail shaker, muddle chopped basil leaves with 2-3 slices of lemon. Add 1/2 oz. of simple syrup, crushed ice, and shake vigorously. Strain mixture into a martini glass and serve.
Mint Julep
This classic cocktail is famous for it's rich history with the Kentucky Derby. Find out what Derby-goes have known for a long time — mint juleps are a wonderful way to celebrate spring. Serve in a low-ball glass, over ice, and garnish with a mint leaf. (Recipe yields 1 serving)
  • 4 mint sprigs, rough chopped
  • 2 ½ oz. bourdon whiskey
  • 1 tablespoon of simple syrup
  • 1 oz. of water
In a low-ball glass, muddle the mint, simply syrup, and water together using a spoon or a muddler. Add the bourbon and fill the rest of the glass with crushed ice.
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