Spring is in the air! Flowers are blooming, windows are propped open and fresh breeze revitalizes your home. As we end our winter hibernation and transition to more outdoor activities, we inevitably have more social engagements. Brunching on the weekends has practically become its own sport. Celebrate sunshine, warmth and friends with a toast. Nothing makes spring better than these Top 5 Spring Cocktail Recipes that will leave you feeling refreshed.

 

Blackberry Thyme Champagne Cocktail

Blackberry Thyme Champagne Cocktail

Ingredients:
   FOR THE BLACKBERRY SYRUP
    - 1/3 cup blackberries, plus 8 more for garnish
    - 1/3 cup water
    - 1/3 cup sugar

   FOR THE COCKTAIL
    - 1 bottle of Prosecco or champagne

   FOR THE GARNISH
    - 4 sprigs of thyme

Instructions:
   
- In a small saucepan, bring the blackberried, water and sugar to a boil. Turn to low and let simmer for 10 minutes.
    - Strain blackberries and let syrup cool.
    - Add 2 tbsp. of syrup to the bottom of each glass. Top with champagne and add in a sprig of thyme and 2 blackberries!

Read the full recipe at Style Me Pretty Living

 

Blood Orange Mojito

Blood Orange Mojito

Ingredients:
   
-8 sprigs of mint
    - 1 ounce lime juice
    - 1 ounce light rum
    - 1 ounce blood orange juice
    - 1 tablespoon simple syrup
    - 2 ounces sparkling water

Instructions:
   
- Add the mint and lime juice to a tall glass
    - Muddle together to extract the flavor of the mint
    - Add in rum, blood orange juice and simple syrup
    - Top with sparkling water and ice. Serve immediately

Read the full recipe at Chef Savvy

 

Elder Flower Spanish Gin Tonics

Elder Flower Spanish Gin Tonic

Ingredients:
   
-2 oz St. George Botanivore Gin
    - 6 oz Fever Tree Elderflower Tonic
    - 2 pink grapefruit slices
    - A few juniper berries
    - Rosemary sprig

Directions:
   
- Chill the drinking glass for a half hour
    - Add ice to the glass. Squeeze one slice of grapefruit into the glass and discard
    - Add the other grapefruit slice, the juniper berries, and rosemary sprig to the glass
    - Pour gin into the glass
    - Add the tonic and stir before drinking


Read the full recipe at Craft + Cocktails

 

Tuscan Pear Vodka Cocktail

Tuscan Pear Vodka Cocktail

Ingredients:
    - 1 part Grey Goose La Poire Flavored Vodka
    - 1/2 part limoncello liqueur
    - 1/2 part premium ginger liqueur
    - 3/4 part blood orange juice
    - 1/4 part simple syrup

Directions:
    - Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice
    - Shake vigorously, and strain into a rocks glass rimmed with sugar and filled with crushed ice
    - Present with mint leaves, dried pears or lemon confit

Read the full recipe at David’s Cocktails

 

Fresh Berry Bramble

Fresh Berry Bramble

Ingredients:
   
-2 ounce of gin
    - 1 ounce lemon juice
    - 1/2 oz of simple syrup
    - 1 ounce of sweetened berry puree
    - 1 cup of crushed ice, plus ½ cup for shaking cocktail
    - Garnish: fresh strawberries and blackberries


Directions:
    - In a shaker, combine ice, gin, simple syrup, and lemon juice
    - Shake then strain mixture over crushed ice
    - Top with sweetened berry puree and garnish with fresh berries

Read the full recipe at Drink Wire

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