Cocktails to Put a Spring in Your Step

  • 6th May 2019

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!

Pimms and Lemonade

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.

Green Tea Mojito

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!

Blueberry Rum Smash

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!

Cucumber Gin and Elderflower Martini

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.

El Diablo

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!

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Pimms and Lemonade
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Touted as the best British summer cocktail, the classic Pimms and Lemonade takes the aforementioned drink and mixes it with a heap of fruit and lemonade! The simple classic Pimms cocktail. Simply half fill a jug with ice with the Pimms, then top up with lemonade. Everyone has their favourite fruits ...
Touted as the best British summer cocktail, the classic Pimms and Lemonade takes ...
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Green tea mojito
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In a highball glass muddle the mint leaves with the mint and sugar until the flavours are released. Full up the glass to around ¾ full with ice before stirring in the ½ cup of cooled green tea. Give it a good stir and serve. ...
In a highball glass muddle the mint leaves with the mint and sugar until the ...
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Blueberry Rum Smash
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Muddle the blueberries, brown sugar and lemon juice in the bottom of the glass, until the sugar has dissolved and the skins on the blueberries are broken. Fill the glass with crushed ice and then pour the rum over the top. Fill the glass with ginger ale before stirring everything together. ...
Muddle the blueberries, brown sugar and lemon juice in the bottom of the glass, ...
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El Diablo
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Add all the ingredients into a highball glass with ice in the order stated. Serve with a lime peel as a garnish. ...
Add all the ingredients into a highball glass with ice in the order stated. ...
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Suzanna H
Hi, I am Suzanna. I would describe myself as a bit of a foodie with a side-interest in fancy cocktails. Anything sweet and alcoholic and I'm in! I am also an avid writer, proofreader and editor and work freelance through the website People per Hour.

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