Spring Cocktail Recipes

Light and refreshing, these Spring Cocktail Recipes make the most of the seasonal flavors. Since Spring is quickly fleeting, you can drink in all the gorgeous late-season blooms — literally. They are super delicious and your guests will definitely be wanting more. Learn how to make each one below.

 

 

Three Flower Inspired Cocktails

Concocted with flower-based cordials or waters, these libations supply delicate yet heady floral notes that complement other liqueurs or wines. The beverages bring bouquets — of flavors — to a brunch or cocktail hour.

 

Elderflower Tequila Slipper

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 1/4 ounces elderflower liqueur, preferably St-Germain
  • 4 dashes grapefruit bitters
  • Ice
  • 1 slice of grapefruit

Directions

  1. Combine tequila, elderflower liqueur, and bitters in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Stir until chilled, and strain into a coupe. Garnish with grapefruit.

 

Violet Vermouth

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce violet liqueur, such as Creme Yvette
  • 1 ounce dry vermouth
  • Ice
  • Edible violet

Directions

  1. Combine violet liqueur and dry vermouth in an ice-filled glass. Garnish with an edible violet.

 

Sparkling Red Rose

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces sweet sparkling red wine, such as Banfi Rosa Regale
  • 1/8 teaspoon rose water
  • Sliced strawberries

Directions

  1. Fill a Champagne glass with red wine. Add rose water. Garnish with sliced strawberries.

 

 

Image/Recipes via Martha Stewart

 

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