Warm weather is here and it’s time to ring it in with some of the blogosphere’s best refreshing spring cocktails!
Here in Georgia, it’s already starting to get pretty warm (sorry to my northern friends). My house doesn’t heat very well since it’s built to withstand higher temperatures, so it gets chilly inside even when it’s warm outside. I don’t mind winter, but I hate a cold house. So now that it’s in the 60’s and 70’s, my windows are open all the time. It’s wonderful! My cats are pretty thrilled, too. 😛
Warm weather also means I’m doing a good bit of yard work…which it turns out, I’m awful at. My flowers have already died and it’s only been 2 weeks. Regardless, there’s nothing like digging in the dirt and working up a sweat to make you look forward to a nice, cool drink.
So to help get us all a little inspired by the nice outdoor weather, I’ve collected a bunch of spring cocktails for us all to enjoy this year!
30 Refreshing Spring Cocktails You Need to Try
This is such a refreshing drink! Lemon and mint are decent enough, but the pineapple really pushed it over the edge. Women’s Day was a fan, as well. 🙂
Love a good limoncello! And this is so simple!
Honestly, who doesn’t love a good mimosa?
It’s been YEARS since I had a hurricane! Never made one myself, though. Have to try this!
I remember when I was a kid and “strawberry kiwi” was really trendy. I don’t see it around much these days (now it’s all about lemons and lavender). Still just as tasty as ever, though!
I’m not usually the biggest fan of grapefruit, but this sounded really good!
I don’t care what they say–you’re never too old for shots. They’re just too easy. 😛 These are my dad and sister’s favorite, and for good reason!
Look at those colors! Anything that bright has to be tasty. 😛 And watermelon lemonade? Um…YES!
Cherry limeade for adults! Gotta love an easy cocktail, too.
I’ve only ever had whiskey sours with lemon, so this sounds pretty interesting. Whiskey sours are my favorite, though, so I’m sure it’ll be a hit!
Mixing lemonade with other flavors is all the rage, apparently. So try it with peach! And the Deep Eddy vodka is the best I’ve ever had. You can’t beat the taste of real fruit. (Probably why Smirnoff is trying to copy them! :P)
12. Mai Tai Cocktail
Would you believe I’ve never had a mai tai? Don’t know how that happened, but it’s true! Have to give one a try with this recipe.
Turns out you can still have a pretty great sangria with just oranges. This is AWESOME! Always sad to see an empty pitcher.
Honestly, I added this because it looks pretty. But then I read it and now I really want to try it! Tell me this wouldn’t impress some party guests.
Always on the hunt for what I can mix bourbon with next. Strawberry lemonade was a HUGE winner!
I’m usually too lazy to turn my margaritas into smoothies, but this looks awesome! Also…it’s blueberry limeade. Intriguing.
Love peaches, love peach cobbler. Enough said.
Pretzel!? I’ve been dying to try the Whipped vodkas and haven’t had a chance. Looks like this is my excuse! But seriously…PRETZEL!? I’m so excited for this.
Looks like a Christmas cocktail? Sure. But who doesn’t need a pop of red in the spring?
OK, to be fair…this is an all-season cocktail. Definitely one of Zach’s favorites, though. He’s been making this since college and has zero regrets.
I have never considered adding honey to a cocktail before. Honey bourbon, sure, but never honey. This sounds so light and refreshing. Must try!
For those of you who don’t plan on ringing in this nice spring weather alone, give this whiskey sour party punch a shot! Punch is a cheap and simple way to make sure your whole group is covered.
I have never had blueberry vodka. Definitely something that I need to try!
Standard, but you seriously can’t go wrong with margaritas. I’d go for a strawberry one right about now.
25. Morning Paradise
Did Mom on the Side just give me an excuse to drink in the morning? I THINK SHE DID! 😀 Seriously, though, this is a pretty cool idea for those Dasani drops. I would have never considered adding them to a mixed drink.
Inspired by Alice and Wonderland, this cocktail uses rum and pineapple juice. Which is a recipe for success every time. 😛
I honestly haven’t tried this, but it sounds super weird. Which is pretty much why it’s on the list–someone try this and tell me how it is! I actually really want to. I’m not big on ginger, but it might be pretty good with the carrot.
Beer cocktails could NOT be easier to make. This one with lemonade is so good!
I would have never thought to add mint to apple. I’m DYING to give this cocktail a shot! Though I think I’ll use mint leaves instead of candy.
Mixing blueberry and lavender was pretty trendy a while back (and mixing anything with lemon always is), so I jumped right on board with this martini. It was SO good. Basically, anything with lemon is wonderful in my book. 😛
A little more complicated because of the pureed watermelon. But if you’re OK with buying precut chunks, that will take a lot of the work out of it. Also, watermelon schnapps is AMAZING. They taste like candy. 😛