Spring is finally in the air! It’s time to soak up the sun, enjoy longer evenings, and spend more time on the patio. The only thing missing from this list is having a refreshing spring cocktail in hand.
We love using homemade simple syrups and ingredients like real fruit and herbs when making spring cocktails. The fresher, the better!
At the end of this post, we’ve included some snacks, appetizers, and desserts to pair with spring cocktails. Cheers!
This Sidecar Cocktail is incredibly refreshing and just the right amount of sweet. Plus, it’s SUPER easy to make with only three ingredients. The bright flavor of lemon is perfect for spring. If you love lemon, try our Lemon Drop Jello Shots, too!
If you’ve never had an Aperol Spritz, it’s a classic Italian cocktail that’s slightly bitter, bubbly, and perfect for spring. This is drink that anyone can make—it only has three ingredients plus an orange wedge for the garnish.
Blueberry Cucumber Sparkler
A Blueberry Cucumber Sparkler is a gin and club soda cocktail that can be made with your favorite fruits and herbs. You can really get creative and use ingredients like fresh blueberries, strawberries, cucumber, cilantro, rosemary, or grapefruit. So good!
Spicy Mango Michelada
A Michelada is similar to a Bloody Mary, but it’s more warm-weather friendly. The base is a light beer that gets its sweet flavor from homemade mango puree. Add a little spice to the mix (with hot sauce) for a delicious, mouthwatering cocktail.
Best Homemade Margarita
This isn’t an ordinary margarita. Fresh, homemade mix is the KEY to the the best tasting margarita you’ve ever had. Plus, this mix only has two ingredients, plus water. You’re going to love it. Enjoy it in a cactus glass if you’re feeling fancy!
Key Lime Martini
How about a Key Lime Martini? It’s everything you love about a Classic Martini with all the fresh citrus flavor of lime. Feel free to shake two servings at once if you have a friend of significant other who would love this cocktail!
Blood Orange Sangria
This recipe for Blood Orange Sangria is the perfect solution for a last-minute party or casual weekend get-together with friends. You can substitute the blood oranges with any citrus juice, but we highly recommend them if they’re in season.
Peach Bellini (Only 3 Ingredients!)
You only need three ingredients to make a mouthwatering Peach Bellini: peach puree, Prosecco, and a few raspberries. A wonderful cocktail for a warm weather brunch. Speaking of brunch, we love this Strawberry Grapefruit Mimosa, too.
Mango Mai Tai
Mai Tais are incredibly refreshing and fun. This is an authentic, amazing recipe for a classic Mai Tai with the addition of fresh mango. Sip on this drink at a tiki-themed party, a special occasion, or on your patio … just because.
Homemade Daiquiri (Fresh or Frozen)
This classic Cuban-style daiquiri is so much better than a chain-restaurant daiquiri. It’s made with only three ingredients, and it tastes best with homemade daiquiri syrup. You can get creative with the syrup and infuse it with cinnamon, vanilla bean, or herbs.
If you love the taste of lemon cocktails, the Tom Collins is for you. It’s similar to spiked lemonade, except it’s way better. This cocktail is made with gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and club soda. You can sub the gin for vodka, but don’t skip the fancy cherry garnish.
A Negroni is a classic aperitif, meaning it’s the best cocktail to enjoy before or after a big meal. This drink feels fancy, but it’s really easy to make. Expressing an orange on top of the drink (and on the rim) adds an aromatic element that softens, brightens and sweetens it.
Best Mint Mojito
This is the best, easy at-home Mint Mojito recipe made with homemade simple syrup and fresh basil. This cocktail is even better with lime-flavored sparkling water or lime club soda with crushed ice. Sooo refreshing!
This Watermelon Margarita with homemade watermelon juice is a spring and summer staple, and it’s not too syrupy like a lot of margaritas can be. It’s a good mix of sweet and strong. If you love watermelon, you should also try Watermelon Mint Frosé. Yum!
Rhubarb Ramos Gin Fizz
This pretty pink Ramos Fizz is a mix of gin, citrus, orange blossom water, cream, and homemade rhubarb syrup. It’s a delicious as it looks, and must-have cocktail for spring or any special occasion. If you like gin and blackberries, we also recommend The Bramble cocktail.
Rosemary Grapefruit Sparkler
Fresh fruit and herbs go hand in hand. That’s where this Rosemary Grapefruit Sparkler (with homemade simple syrup) comes in. It’s a little tart, a little sweet, a little bubbly, and a whole lot of refreshing. Love grapefruit? You have to try this 3-ingredient frozen cocktail, too!
Lemon Drop Martini
Similar to a Classic Martini, a Lemon Drop Martini can be made with gin or vodka. We prefer making homemade simple syrup for this cocktail so we can adjust the sweetness, but store bought works, too. This recipe also includes a mocktail version!
Raspberry Basil Mojito
We gave a classic mojito a fresh makeover with homemade raspberry basil syrup, white rum, lime, and club soda. You are going to love sipping on this Raspberry Basil Mojito (especially on a porch). If you want to try another variation, here’s the recipe for a Floral St-Germain Mojito.
Easy Cosmo Recipe
An easy, balanced Cosmo recipe (not too sweet, not too bitter) with Citron Vodka, lime, and cranberry juice. Be sure to chill a martini glass beforehand for the best cocktail experience! Sipping on a this pink drink feels fancy no matter what you’re doing, don’t you think?
Snacks and Appetizers to Pair with Spring Cocktails:
- 30+ Easy Finger Foods for a Party
- Sheet Pan Totchos
- Easy Cream Cheese Fruit Dip (4 Ways)
- Buffalo Chicken Dip – 5 Ingredients