Five Cocktails To Put A Spring In Your Step

Five Cocktails To Put A Spring In Your Step


There’s nothing quite like a springtime stroll. As the smell of fresh flowers fills the air, the sun shines brightly in the sky and gardens are transformed into a canvas of bright colours.

Flowers are the vital factor for a spring garden, but they can also become ingredients for your summer drink repertoire. So why not sip your way into spring with a range of floral-infused drinks?

For cocktails and alcoholic drinks that are fresh from the garden, give these delicious garden cocktails made from vegetables a go.

From elderflower and gin, to rose and tequila, check out these five spring cocktails below for inspiration. Don’t forget to buy some edible flowers to top the glass to make sure those cocktails are Instagram and Pinterest perfect!

If you’re after a cocktail recipe that has a little more kick to it, we also have another page with more spring cocktails to try.

Elderflower Gin Fizz

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Keep it simple for starters with just a two-ingredient combination. Edinburgh Gin has created a gin liqueur infused with elderflowers, so you can create a quick spring drink without the fuss.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Elderflower Edinburgh Gin
  • 3.5 oz Cava/Prosecco/Champagne

Method

  • Pour the measure of gin into the glass
  • Top with the fizz of your choice

Rose Syrup Margarita

Roses aren’t just for Valentine’s Day, so treat yourself with a traditional margarita, infused with rose syrup. If you’re a fan of Turkish Delight, you’ll love this sweet combination!

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Fresh lime juice/Lemonade
  • 1 oz Tequila
  • 1 ½ tablespoons Rose Syrup
  • 1 ½ tablespoons Triple Sec

Method

  • Add all ingredients to cocktail shaker and shake thoroughly
  • Pour into cocktail glass
  • If desired, top with edible rose petals

Lavender Martini

Lavender provides the perfect excuse for a relaxing drink, as the flowering plant is known for its calming and medicinal purposes. Get ready to sit back, unwind and enjoy with a flower infused martini.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Gin
  • ½ oz Maraschino Liqueur
  • ¾ oz Lemon juice
  • ¼ oz Crème de Violette

Method

  • Add all ingredients to cocktail shaker filled with ice
  • Shake thoroughly
  • Strain into cocktail glass
  • If desired, top with lavender sprigs

Hibiscus Mojito

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Take your tastebuds on a trip to Hawaii as the Hibiscus flower is the state flower of the islands. After a few drinks, you may even be Hula dancing around the room!

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Rum
  • 1 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 1 ½ oz Wild Hibiscus syrup
  • 2 Stems mint
  • 2 Lime wedges
  • Soda water

Method

  • Muddle mint, lime and sugar together in the glass to release fresh flavours
  • Add ice to glass and shake together the rum, hibiscus syrup and lime juice
  • Add to glass and stir
  • If desired, top with edible flowers

Chamomile, Honey and Whisky

It may sound more like a cold healing combination (who doesn’t love a hot toddy?), but the delicate blend of chamomile with honey splashed with whisky and served cold, offers a spring twist on the winter favourite.

Ingredients

  • 1 Chamomile tea bag
  • 1 tablespoon Honey
  • 1 cup of Hot water
  • 1.05 oz Whiskey

Method

  • Make a cup of tea as normal (combining the hot water and tea bag)
  • Stir in the honey and whiskey
  • Wait until cool, then add to a cocktail shaker and shake thoroughly
  • Pour drink over ice for a refreshing twist
  • If desired, top with edible flowers

Take your favourite cocktail and reinvent it by adding some ingredients inspired by spring. It might still be wet and cold outside, but these drinks will put a spring in your step and get you set for the warmer weather.

Don’t forget to tag us in your pictures at @MyCocktailClass.

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