April Showers Bring Spring Cocktails!

We are so happy that Spring is here and the weather is actually good! One of the best parts about this time of year is…you guessed it…drinking! And we don’t mean sipping on some apple juice. Spring is the time of year when it becomes acceptable, once again, to start day drinking on the weekends. We love spending our days in the sun and drinking something delicious. So here are some must-try cocktails for Spring.

prandial standard

Prandial Standard (Courtesy of Prandial Restaurant)

  • 2oz- Russian Standard Vodka
  • 1/2 oz.- Lime Juice
  • 1/2oz-Lemon Juice
  • Splash of Simple Syrup

Muddle mint: combine ingredients, usually in the bottom of the mixing glass, by pressing them with a muddler before adding the majority of the liquid ingredients- then add the rest ie. lime juice, lemon juice, russian standard vodka, & the splash of simple syrup.  Then it is poured into a martini glass and garnished with a cucumber

midnight sun

Midnight Sun (Courtesy of Prandial Restaurant

  • 1/2 oz-Karlsson’s Gold vodka
  •  1/2 oz- St. Germain 
  •  1/2 oz- Lemon juice
  •  1/2 oz- Simple syrup

 Shake ingredients well with ice. Strain over ice into a highball glass and garnish with a lemon.

darias melon

Daria’s Melon (Courtesy of Galli Restaurant)

  •  Muddle Water Melon
  •  3/4 pink peppercorn simple syrup
  • 1/2 oz Campari 
  • 1/2 oz bombay sapphire 
  • 1/2 oz Lemon Juice

Garnish with a slice of watermelon! Enjoy.

Pucker Vodka Recipes

Blooming Honeydew Spritzer (Courtesy of Pucker Vodka)
2 parts Pucker Sour Apple Sass Vodka
5 chunks of Honeydew Melon
1 part Lemon Juice
1 part Agave Nectar
Prosecco
Add honeydew melon to a cocktail shaker and muddle. Add vodka, lemon juice and agave nectar to the cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously, double strain over ice and pour into chilled wine glass. Top with Prosecco.

Manzana Menta 1

Manzana Menta (Courtesy of of Tequila Partida)
1¾ oz. Partida Blanco
1 oz. unfiltered apple juice
½ oz. fresh lime juice
¼ oz. Grand Marnier
Mint
Shake all ingredients with ice and double strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with mint sprig. No need to muddle the mint. The ice in the shaker will break up the mint. Nice winter flavors with a hint of mint.

brokenflower

The Broken Flower (Courtesy of Broken Shed Vodka)
1 part Broken Shed Vodka
1 part Soda water
Healthy drop of Elderflower liqueur
Serve with a slice of cucumber.

petalpower

Chandon Petal Power (Courtesy of Chandon)
1 Hibiscus flower (wild hibiscus flowers in syrup). Made by the Wild Hibiscus Flower Company of Australia; available at Whole Foods.
½ tbsp syrup from the jar of wild hibiscus flowers
1 small drop of rose water
Combine Hibiscus flower, syrup and rose water in a Champagne flute. Top with Chandon Blanc de Noirs and serve immediately.

Fraise Sauvage

Fraise Sauvage (Courtesy of Cafe Tallulah)
1 ¼  oz. Plymouth Gin
½ oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 ounce simple syrup
½ oz. Wild Strawberry Puree
2 oz. demi-sec Champagne
1 half strawberry, for garnish
Pour all ingredients except Champagne into a mixing glass. Add large, cold ice, cover and shake vigorously for 7-8 seconds. Pour champagne into a chilled cocktail-martini glass and pour the cocktail over it. Garnish with half a strawberry.

DonJohnson

The Don Johnson (Courtesy of James Menite, Crown)
1 ½ oz. Ultimat Vodka
¾ oz.  pomegranate liqueur
¾ oz.  blood orange liqueur
½ oz. white cranberry juice

Garnish with a blood orange wedge. Serve in a chilled coupette or martini glass.

Maple Sour 1

Maple Sour (Courtesy of Tequila Partida)
1¾ oz. Partida Reposado
¾ oz. lemon juice
½ oz. maple syrup
¼ oz. simple syrup
Dashes of Angostura Bitters
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain over fresh ice into an Old-Fashioned glass. Garnish with lemon twist. Note: Tasty winter Sour. You can also add egg white for a great finish to the cocktail and this drink can also be served up.

MilestoneMojito

Milestone Mojito (Courtesy of Tony Abou-Ganim & Shellback Rum)
1½ oz. Shellback Spiced rum
1 oz. house made ginger syrup
1 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
12-14 fresh mint leaves
1 mandarin quartered (substitute: several kumquats sliced)
Chilled soda water
In a Highball glass, lightly muddle lime juice, ginger syrup, kumquats and mint leaves. Add crushed ice and Shellback Spiced rum.  Stir until outside of glass begins to frost. top with chilled soda water. Garnish with mint sprig.

Sultry Spring Bloom copy

Sultry Spring Bloom (Courtesy of Pucker Vodka)
1 ¾ parts Pucker Watermelon Wow Vodka
2 parts Cucumber Juice
Splash Fresh Lime Juice
¾ part Simple Syrup
Watermelon Candy Slice
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled highball glass. Garnish with a Watermelon candy slice.

anjou

Anjou (Courtesy of Lexington Brass)
2 oz. Grey Goose Pear
1 oz. Clove Simple Syrup
1 oz. Lemon Juice
1 oz. Ginger Beer
Build items in tin. Shake. Strain into martini glass. Garnish with clove.

Tall Tale

Tall Tale (Courtesy of Familia Camarena Tequila)
2 oz. Camarena Silver Tequila
1 oz. Lemon Juice
½ oz. Agave Nectar
2 Cucumber Wheels
2 Blackberries
2 oz. Ginger Beer
Muddle cucumber and blackberries in a mixing glass. Add tequila, lemon juice, agave nectar and ice. Shake and strain into a tall glass with ice. Top with ginger beer and stir. Garnish with cucumber wheel.

HARD

 

Hard Love Affair

 

HARD Love Affair

  • Strawberry vodka
  • strawberry schnapps
  • splash of OJ
  • splash of cranberry juice
  • HARD® CLUB

Mix & Enjoy!

HARD Art Basel

HARD Art Basel

  •  Muddled Basil and lemon
  • Elderflower Liquor
  • Pear Vodka
  •  HARD® CITRON

Mix & Enjoy!

HORNITOS_Lime Shot Bottle

Not a big sipper? Try the new Hornitos Tequila Lime Shot! The shot combines Hornitos Plata 100& blue agave tequila with refreshing lime and a hint of salt, completely transforming the world of drinking.

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