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Deliciously Fresh and Fruity Spring Cocktails and Mocktail Recipes

Spring is finally here and we’re ready to celebrate! After a winter as long, harsh, and cold as this year was where we live, we’re completely ready for a drink, if you know what we mean. Thanks to the way people share their knowledge and recommendations on the Internet, we can actually take that literally and make ourselves real spring themed cocktails so we can celebrate with friends on a warm evening! Whether you’d prefer to “taste spring” by including essences of fresh fruits or notes of edibles flowers, we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how many different wonderful spring flavoured cocktails (and mocktails, because inclusivity is key) are really out there!

Just in case you’re as enamoured with the idea of making fresh spring drinks as we are, here are 15 of the best tasting and most unique cocktail and mocktail recipes we’ve come across (and even tried out) so far.

1. Grapefruit thyme mimosa

Grapefruit thyme martini

Are you actually usually the kind of person who usually avoids fancy cocktails because you find them too sweet, especially if they’re heavy on the fruit flavours? Well, when you finally do decide to venture into cocktail land, we’d suggest trying one that has a contrasting flavour to cut that sweetness you’re wary of, just like this grapefruit thyme mimosa recipe from Brit & Co. ! This one’s made using:

  • 1 cup sparkling water
  • 1 cup ice
  • 2oz vodka
  • Fresh grapefruit and thyme for garnish

2. Basil Tom Collins

Basil tom collins

Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about fruit infused cocktails that are also made with herbs because that just happens to be your favourite kind? Then here’s another idea to hang onto in your recipe book! Check out how Nardio made a delicious basil Tom Collins using:

  • 5 fresh basil leaves
  • 3 wedges of lemon
  • 0.5 oz of simple syrup
  • Club soda

 

3. Fresh minut julep

Cocktail collage

Perhaps you’re still a little bit new to the world of homemade cocktails and you’re still looking for clear cut, easy-to-follow tutorials for making some of the usual fresh spring classics? In that case, we think you’ll appreciate this mint julep recipe featured on Punch Bowl! Make it using:

  • 4 mint sprigs, rough chopped
  • 2 ½ oz bourdon whiskey
  • 1 tablespoon of simple syrup
  • 1 oz of water