Spring cocktails in every color of the rainbow and almost too pretty to sip, but don’t let that hold you back, they’re perfect for your next spring fling. The best part? You can match your drink to your outfit!
Spring is a great time to experiment with cocktails that are light, refreshing, and feature seasonal ingredients. Here are a few spirits that are commonly used in spring cocktails:
- Gin: Gin is a classic choice for spring cocktails, as it is light and herbaceous. It pairs well with a wide range of ingredients, including citrus fruits, fresh herbs, and floral flavors.
- Vodka: Vodka is another versatile spirit that can be used in a wide range of cocktails. It has a clean, neutral flavor that pairs well with fruity, citrusy, and herbaceous flavors.
- Tequila: Tequila is a great choice for spring cocktails that have a bit of a kick. It pairs well with citrus and fruit flavors, as well as spicy ingredients like jalapenos and hot sauce.
- Rum: Rum is a sweet and tropical spirit that is perfect for spring cocktails that feature fresh fruit and coconut flavors. It can also be used to add a bit of sweetness to cocktails that are too tart or bitter.
- Aperol and Campari: Aperol and Campari are both bitter, citrusy liqueurs that are perfect for spring cocktails. They pair well with a wide range of spirits, including gin and vodka, and can be used to add a bit of complexity and depth to your drinks.
The aviation is a vintage gin cocktail that’s gone in and out of fashion over the years. It gets its gorgeous lavender hue from Créme de Violette, a liqueur made from Alpine violets 🙂
~ image source: Mermaid with a Martini
Rhubarb Elderflower Gin Cooler
Made with rhubarb simple syrup (you can make it yourself!) elderflower cordial, and gin. I love the rosemary garnish.
~ image source: A Dash of Ginger
Gin and Jam Cocktail
An endlessly variable spring cocktail that’s as fun to make as it is to drink!
~image source The view from Great Island
The Last Word
A gorgeous concoction of Chartreuse, Luxardo, lime, and, again, gin! You won’t find this color in too many cocktails.
~ image source David Lebovitz
The White Lady
Gin, Triple Sec, lemon juice and egg whites go into making this delicately foamy cocktail.
~ image source Scott Grummett
This tequila cocktail is made with grapefruit, orange, lemon juice, and Campari, lightened up with Italian orange soda.
~ image source Sugar & Charm
Lemon peel infused vodka is sweetened with simple syrup for a diy version of this Italian lemony liqueur.
~ image source: The View from Great Island
Violet Gin & Tonic
Violet liqueur and a dab of jam makes this gin and tonic so special.
~ image source: Studio Bicyclette
Grapefruit Salty Dog
Fresh grapefruit juice, vodka, and salt! That’s all you need for this fruity refresher.
~image source: The Cookie Rookie
Green Botanical Gin & Tonic
Cucumber, apple, mint, fennel and lime are the greens that go into this unique cocktail made with a botanical gin.
~ image source: @Lilydiamond
Tequila Lime Mojitarita Cocktail
A refreshing mashup of a mojito and a margarita!
~ image source: Familystyle Food
Hibiscus Gin Sour
Yet another gin cocktail (what is it about gin and springtime?) that features a homemade hibiscus syrup, along with lime, Chambord, and that pretty egg white foam.
~ image source: Sugar & Charm
The Grasshopper Cocktail
A cool and creamy blend of créme de menth, créme de cacao, and heavy cream. Yum.
image source: Simply Recipes
Questions and Reviews
Gorgeous pastel drinks.
Making the aviation as soon as all ingredients arrive. And again for summer birthday party!
Expensive indeed but worth it!
I think the violet liqueur would come in handy for other things…maybe flavoring and coloring a buttercream?
Yes, a springy hue, floral aroma, added to butter cream frosting for a tea party and sandwich cakes.
Hibiscus, lemon tea, sunbathing and an outdoor shower.
That’s the plan.
Sue, thanks for sharing, again. Every recipe I have tried from your site has been a tasty success!
That means a lot to me, thanks Jeanne <3
Vacation is the perfect time to try one of these beautiful drinks. I love the beautiful pale colors of spring! Great roundup. Pinning :O
So pretty-wish I could try all of them. Because of medical conditions I don’t drink alcoholic beverages anymore. Any pretty mock cocktail recipes?
Great idea Sandra, I’ll work on that, a mocktail round-up would be fun.
It is Sunday afternoon over here and a bit too late for coctails ……. BUT next week end lasts for three days; just enough to recover al right 🙂 Thank you Sue !