Cocktails to Put a Spring in Your Step
Spring is sprung, the grass is riz, I wonder where the cocktails is! May is one of my favourite months, with longer days and milder temperatures, you know its only a matter of time before summer arrives and socializing in the garden becomes a weekly event. With that in mind, I’ve put together a selection of cocktails that celebrate the change in season and are sure to give you those lazy day vibes!
This drink might not have a fancy, inappropriate cocktail name, but nothing signals the start of the warmer weather better than a jug of Pimms and lemonade. This very British tradition is garnished with as much fruit as you can fit in a glass, ideally with strawberries, cucumber, orange and mint. The combination of flavours tastes extra special on a warm Spring evening.
An icy Mojito is the best way to cool down on a warm day, but this green tea variation gives it an extra caffeine boost, while also giving your body essential antioxidants – bonus! The mint garnish is light and refreshing, while the added sugar tastes wonderful in the sunshine. This cocktail is an unexpected party pleaser!
There is something extremely satisfying about blueberries in the springtime. They have an extra sweetness that comes from being super fresh and seasonal and they make a delightful cocktail ingredient too! When combined with ginger ale, rum, brown sugar and lemon juice, the blueberries take on a whole new persona, and we love it!
The most popular spirit in town is just as satisfying in the springtime, but it tastes decidedly fresher when combined with cucumber and elderflower. A great way to update your favourite drink, this concoction of gin, lemon juice, sugar, cucumber and elderflower liqueur is a sweet, moreish cocktail that you are sure to crave on a warm afternoon.
It’s sweet, it’s fruity and it’s best served when filled with ice, making it the ideal May day drink. The El Diablo mixes the decadent taste of crème de cassis with lime juice, tequila and ginger ale, making for a beverage that is brightly coloured and potent. This is sure to have you dreaming of holidays in exotic lands as you relax in your garden.
A springtime cocktail should be cold, refreshing and sweet, and we think this selection of drinks hits the spot every time. Have a great May everyone!