Spring has sprung, and in celebration of warmer weather and longer days, we're pouring ourselves a refreshing spring-inspired cocktail. From fruity spritzes to zingy tipples, we've rounded up a few of the most seasonally appropriate cocktails to ring in spring...
Best known for being the signature drink of the Kentucky Derby, the mint iulep is like the mojito of the southern United States. It's traditionally served in a rocks glass or, even better, a silver julep cup. As the bourbon is the only liquid in the drink, try to use a high-quality bottle that you know you love.
The paloma (Spanish for dove) is a tequila-based cocktail from Mexico that combines pink grapefruit and lime juice for a zingy kick. Fruity and refreshing, it's the perfect spring cocktail for fans of margaritas.
For an easy breezy springtime cocktail that offers a nice change from the somewhat passé Aperol spritz, it's hard to beat an elderflower spritz. The prosecco and soda water provides fruitiness and effervescence, while the gin's botanicals complement the elderflower's floral notes. Perfect for a pre-dinner aperitivo in the sun.
Rhubarb is an underrated drink ingredient that deserves more love. This fresh twist on the classic Tom Collins cocktail showcases the versatility of the vegetable. It's the perfect balance of sweet and tart, and while the syrup may require a bit of extra time, the result is well worth it.
The French 75 dates to 1915, when an early version was created in at the New York Bar (now Harry's New York Bar) in Paris, by barman Harry MacElhone. It's called a French 75 because the combination of gin, Champagne, lemon juice and sugar was said to have such a kick that it felt like being shelled with the powerful French 75mm field gun. Elegant and zesty, it's one of our all-time favourite spring cocktails.
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