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30 Best Spring Cocktails with a Fresh and Fruity Taste for Amateur Mixologists

Spring has sprung, and that means it’s time to break out the cocktails! These drinks are perfect for celebrating the warmer weather and enjoying the new season if you’re looking for something refreshing and fruity.

Spring cocktails

Below you will find easy-to-follow recipes for delicious and fresh spring cocktails, which are fantastic for shaking up your seasonal celebrations if you’re an amateur mixologist.

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Check out our favorite collection of gorgeous-looking cocktails you can quickly whip up at home:

1. April Showers – Simple Spring Cocktails

April Showers - Simple Spring Cocktails

Starting off our list of spring cocktails is the April Showers from Culinary Ginger, a drink that will have you dreaming of warmer days.

Ingredients:

  •  3 oz. gin
  •  1 oz. fresh lemon juice
  •  1 1/2 tbsp. agave nectar
  •  6 oz. ruby red grapefruit juice
  •  Edible flowers for garnish (optional)

The unique mix of gin, lemon, and agave nectar gives the cocktail a sour and tangy flavor, while the ruby red grapefruit adds a beautiful pink hue.

Not only that, but the ingredients also do a pretty good job at masking the taste of alcohol, so don’t worry if you don’t like your cocktails too strong.

Speaking of which, if you find gin too aromatic, you could always replace it with something a bit more neutral, such as vodka.

2. Bee’s Knees – Good Spring Cocktails

Bee's Knees - Good Spring Cocktails

Spring and summer have always been seasons that have been associated with the drinking of lemonade, especially if it’s sweetened with honey.

Well, this next cocktail recipe takes that idea and runs with it, giving us the Bee’s Knees cocktail from The Spruce Eats.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. gin
  • 3/4 oz. honey syrup (a mixture of honey and water with a 3:1 ratio)
  • 1/2 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice

If you want to get extra fancy, you can also add a lemon twist as a garnish. This cocktail is definitely on the sweet side, but it’s perfect for sipping on during a warm spring day, and it goes well with light appetizers.

3. Spring in Moscow – Easy Spring Cocktails

Spring in Moscow - Easy Spring Cocktails

Spring in Moscow is a spring variety of the classic Moscow Mule, which we found on Elyse Creates.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. vodka
  • 1/2 oz. lime juice
  • 3 oz. ginger beer
  • 1 scoop lime sherbert
  • 1/2 oz. ginger liqueur

For those who aren’t familiar with the original Moscow Mule, the recipe requires only vodka, lime juice, and ginger beer; Spring in Moscow is more flavorful with less alcohol.

We liked this cocktail’s ginger liqueur, which added an extra layer of flavor and complexity, making it refreshing and easy to drink – perfect while tending to your flower garden.

4. Iced Green Tea Mojito – Refreshing Spring Cocktails

Iced Green Tea Mojito - Refreshing Spring Cocktails

The Iced Green Tea Mojito from Skinnytaste adds a twist to the classical Mojito by replacing the traditional rum with green iced tea. The goal is to water it down without diluting the taste, which makes it more refreshing.

Ingredients:

  • 4 large spearmint leaves and extra for garnish
  • 1/2 cup brewed green tea, chilled
  • 4 baby arugula leaves
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz. white rum
  • 2 tsp. sugar

You can easily turn it into a non-alcoholic beverage by replacing the rum with club soda. Furthermore, you can replace the brewed green tea with store-bought green tea.

5. Spring Fling Cocktail

Spring Fling Cocktail

Spring Fling is yet another popular alcoholic cocktail, and for today’s entry, we went with the recipe we found on Maine Spirits.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz. agave nectar
  • 2 oz. tequila
  • Pink salt for garnish
  • Turbinado sugar for garnish

We love this cocktail because it’s light, refreshing, and perfect for sipping on during those warmer days when you don’t feel like drinking something too heavy.

In addition, the grapefruit flavor pops and cuts through the sweetness from the agave nectar, while also masking some of that tequila’s tanginess.

Other variations of the Spring Fling cocktail include strawberries, cucumbers, pomegranate juice, or even triple sec.

6. Spring Fever – Spring Cocktail Recipes

Spring Fever - Spring Cocktail Recipes

The recipe for Spring Fever was originally developed by Jamie Steinberg, the beverage director of Motel Morris in New York City, and we managed to it over at Liquor.

Ingredients:

  • 4 dashes of rhubarb bitters
  • 3/4 oz. elderflower syrup
  • 6 medium-size strawberries, quartered
  • 3 oz. of sparkling rosé wine, chilled
  • 3/4 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice

If you wish to raise the alcohol level and give it a more potent floral aroma, add cucumber gin. Otherwise, Spring Fever is pink, cute, and tastes like a fruit salad with a bit of a kick, so go ahead and give it a try.

7. White Rabbit Cocktail – Spring Summer Cocktails

White rabbit cocktail - Spring Summer Cocktails

We found this recipe for White Rabbit Cocktail over at BBC Goodfood, which is great for sipping on while waiting for the Easter bunny.

Ingredients:

  • 80 ml. gin
  • 50 ml. amaretto
  • 50 ml. double cream
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla paste
  • 1 tsp. lemon curd
  • A handful of ice

Unlike other cocktails, White Rabbit Cocktail has a unique creamy texture similar to Bailey’s Irish Cream. More so, the amaretto gives it a slight almond taste, while the gin provides a strong botanical backbone.

Overall, this drink if you want something sweet, creamy, and easy to drink. We suggest garnishing the glasses with fresh flowers before serving to give them an extra touch of springtime zest.

8. Chocolate Martini – Spring Time Cocktails

Chocolate martini

If you loved the White Rabbit Cocktail idea but prefer something strong, you’ll fall in love with Chocolate Martini. We found this amazing recipe at Preppy Kitchen.

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. vodka
  • 4 oz. chocolate liqueur
  • 4 oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 3 tbsp. chocolate syrup or ganache

What’s great about the Chocolate Martini is it’s customizable. For instance, you can add more chocolate liqueur to make it richer. Or you can add more Bailey’s or vodka to make it lighter.

Regardless of your preferences, this cocktail will taste like a chocolate lover’s dream come true; it’s probably why the folks from Preppy Kitchen called it a boozy dessert in a glass.

9. Elderflower and Herb Cooler – Spring Break Cocktail

Elderflower and Herb Cooler - Spring Break Cocktail

Not everyone is a big fan of fruits in their cocktails. So if you’re looking for something different, check out the Elderflower and Herb Cooler from BBC Good Food.

Ingredients:

  • Ice
  • Thyme sprigs
  • Rosemary sprigs
  • Good-quality gin
  • Elderflower cordial
  • Elderflower liqueur
  • A can of sparkling water
  • Edible flowers (such as rose petals)

You can top up your drink with club soda and share it with friends over warm spring days. Plus, you can garnish your drink with a sprig of fresh thyme, mint, or lavender.

10. Pineapple Strawberry Mimosa – Spring Cocktail Ideas

Pineapple Strawberry Mimosa - Spring Cocktail Ideas

Mimosa is a delicate cocktail designed for ladies, and we found a fantastic recipe at Yellow Bliss Road for a cocktail with spring fruits and colors: Pineapple Strawberry Mimosa.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup fresh pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries
  • 1 (750 ml.) bottle sparkling wine, chilled

Muddling the strawberries will give the cocktail that iconic pulp-rich look and feel. Furthermore, we suggest adding fresh pineapple slices and strawberries to garnish.

11. Rhubarb Gin – Spring Cocktail Drinks

Rhubarb gin - Spring Cocktail Drinks

Pink cocktails have always been popular with the ladies, and one of our favorites is the Rhubarb Gin, which we discovered at Great British Chefs.

Ingredients:

  • 300 g rhubarb
  • 200 g sugar
  • 500 ml. gin

Making rhubarb gin is slightly different than mixing other cocktails. You have to let chunks of rhubarb soak in a jar of gin and sugar for several weeks until the gin becomes pinkish and borrows some of the rhubarb’s unique aromas.

However, the wait is worth it because this cocktail is irresistible – simply pour a shot of it over some ice and enjoy.

We liked that you can make it ahead of time since it has a long shelf life. But it will lose its pinkish hue over time, and the taste will also change a bit, so make sure to finish it within a month.

12. Gentian White Lady – Good Alcoholic Drinks

Gentian White Lady Cocktail - Good Alcoholic Drinks

Many people prefer cocktails over simple beverages such as sparkling wine is because cocktails are also known for their elaborate and often alluring presentation, and the Gentian White Lady is no exception. We found this recipe over at Olive Magazine.

Ingredients:

  • 25 ml. lime juice
  • 20 ml. egg white
  • 20 ml. sugar syrup
  • 10 ml. violet liqueur
  • 50 ml. Portobello gin

As for the garnish, we recommend using a long sprig of fresh lavender (or any other fresh purple flower petals); it looks great and has a subtle taste that goes well with most cocktails.

However, if you want to give the cocktail a fruity finish, replace the sugar syrup with orange liqueur.

13. Carrot Orange Punch – Mix Drinks

Carrot orange punch - mix drinks

If you have a soft spot for carrot juice, you know just how refreshing the taste is, especially if it’s been chilled in the refrigerator.

Well, the folks at Sugar and Soul have incorporated that same freshness into a delicious and easy-to-make cocktail called Carrot Orange Punch. It’s perfect for gatherings with friends or even just as a refreshing drink to enjoy on a hot day.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups lemon-lime soda
  • 1 1/2 cups orange juice
  • 1 1/2 cups carrot juice
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • Mint leaves
  • Ice

We recommend using fresh orange, lemon, or lime slices for garnish. You can also use carrots that were shredded or sliced into thin strips, or extra peppermint leaves if you want to stay classy.

14. Blackberry Cucumber Gin Spritzer – Sweet Cocktails

Blackberry Cucumber Gin Spritzer - Sweet Cocktails

It’s not often that you get the chance to mix blackberries into cocktails, but when you do, the result is delicious. We found this recipe for Blackberry Cucumber Gin Spritzer at Spices in my DNA.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. simple blackberry syrup
  • 1 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Blackberries (and extra for garnish)
  • Mint leaves (and extra for garnish)
  • 1 1/2 oz. gin
  • Lemon-lime soda
  • Crushed ice

The only challenge is the blackberry syrup since it takes more time to prepare; you can make it at home by boiling blackberries, sugar, and water in a saucepan.

If you want to leave out the blackberries and mint leaves from the garnish, you can replace them with spiralized or sliced cucumbers or lime wedges.

15. Irish Spring Whiskey Cocktails

Irish Spring Whiskey Cocktails

If you love St. Patrick’s Day, then you’re going to love this Irish Spring Whiskey Cocktail. We found it at Fine Art Bartending.

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. Sweet & Sour Mix
  • 1/2 oz. peach brandy
  • 1 oz. Irish whiskey
  • 1 oz. orange juice
  • A slice of orange
  • A cherry

Unfortunately, the resulting cocktail isn’t green at all (we admit that we were a bit disappointed). Still, this particular mix of ingredients looks and tastes promising, and it’s bound to get you in the mood for St. Patrick’s Day.

16. Grapefruit Thyme Mimosa – Vodka Spring Cocktail

Grapefruit Thyme Mimosa - Vodka Spring Cocktail

Start your day with a zesty Grapefruit Thyme Mimosa. This bubbly drink is perfect for brunch or any special occasion. Made with fresh grapefruit juice and thyme, it’s a refreshing and flavorful way to start your day. Get the full directions from Brit & Co.

Ingredients:

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

17. Basil Tom Collins – Best Spring Cocktails

Basil Tom Collins - Best Spring Cocktails

Get your funk on with this fresh and herbaceous take on the classic Tom Collins cocktail. Wintersmiths replaced the usual lemon juice with basil for a drink that’s sure to please any palate and called it Basil Tom Collins.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. gin
  • 2 tsp. basil simple syrup
  • 0.5 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 0.5 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 2-3 oz. club soda

18. Fresh Mint Julep – Spring Bourbon Cocktails

Fresh mint julep

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 fresh spring classics. In that case, we think you’ll appreciate this Fresh Mint Julep recipe featured on Punch Bowl.

Ingredients:

  • 4 mint sprigs, rough chopped
  • 2 ½ oz. bourbon whiskey
  • 1 tbsp. simple syrup
  • 1 oz. water

19. Bruja Smash – Spring Break Cocktails

Bruja smash - Spring Break Cocktails

If you’re going to make yourself a fruity, delicious cocktail from scratch, choose one with a personality like Bruja Smash. Get the full instructions from Punch Drink.

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. tequila
  • 1 oz. Strega
  • 1/4 oz. lemon juice
  • 6-9 mint leaves
  • 4-6 raspberries
  • Simple syrup to taste
  • Mint sprig to garnish

20. Peach Martini with Raspberry – Spring Vodka Cocktails

Peach martini raspberry - Spring Vodka Cocktails

If you’re looking for a refreshing cocktail to help you transition into spring, check out the Peach Martini with Raspberry from Food, Faith, Fitness, which is perfect for sipping on a warm day in your garden.

Ingredients:

  • Organic cane sugar for rimming (optional)
  • 2 oz. raspberry vodka (plus additional for rimming if you like)
  • 2 small fresh peaches (about 1 1/4 cups, diced)
  • 2 oz. peach Schnapps
  • 4 oz. lemon-lime flavored sparkling seltzer water
  • Frozen raspberries (for garnish)

21. Bourbon Spring Cocktails with Elderflower

Bourbon Spring Cocktails with Elderflower

The Bourbon Elderflower Cocktail is the perfect drink to enjoy as the weather starts to warm up. It’s light and refreshing, with a delicious citrus flavor that will delight your taste buds. Whether you’re relaxing on the patio or celebrating a special occasion, this drink is sure to please. Visit for Garnish with Lemon the full instructions.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. bourbon
  • 3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz. elderflower liquer
  • 1/2 oz. simple syrup
  • Lemon peel (optional, for garnish)

22. Capa Gin Tonic

Capa gin tonic

If you’re going to make yourself something from scratch, check out the Capa Gin Tonic from Skimbaco Lifestyle.

Ingredients:

  • 1 red apple slices
  • 1 key lime
  • 3 juniper berries
  • 3 microflower marigolds
  • 1 fennel frond
  • 1 raspberry

23. Vineyard Margarita – Fruit Alcoholic Drinks

Vineyard margarita - Fruit Alcoholic Drinks

We’ll take a classical margarita anytime. But we think you’ll definitely get a kick out of Vineyard Margarita, courtesy of Oregon Live.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. Milagro Reposado
  • 3/4 oz. Monin agave nectar
  • 1/4 oz. Combier orange liqueur
  • 1 oz. Territorial Pinot Noir
  • Rosemary sprig for garnish

24. Lavender Bee’s Knees – Best Spring Gin Cocktails

Lavender bee's knees - Best Spring Gin Cocktails

Lavender Bee’s Knees is the perfect drink for spring and summer parties. The refreshing flavor of lavender is complemented by the sweetness of sugar, making it a delightful and unique concoction. Go to Honestly Yum to learn more.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup lavender flowers
  • 3 oz. gin
  • 1 oz. lavender syrup

25. Strawberry Chamomile Paloma – Fruit Drinks

Strawberry chamomile paloma - Fruit Drinks

Get ready to pucker up with this savory Strawberry Chamomile Paloma. The sweetness of the strawberries pairs perfectly with the floral notes of the chamomile, making for a truly unique flavor experience. Visit Half Baked Harvest for more info.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 water
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1-2 chamomile tea bags
  • 3 oz. fresh grapefruit juice (1/2 grapefruit)
  • 2-4 tbsp. chamomile honey syrup to taste
  • 2 oz. tequila (optional)
  • 4 fresh strawberries sliced
  • Sparkling water for topping off
  • Crushed ice

Feel free to check out more summertime tequila cocktail recipes on our website.

26. Pineapple and Sage Gimlet – Gin Spring Cocktails

Pineapple sage gimlet - Gin Spring Cocktails

Welcome to the tropical paradise of the Pineapple and Sage Gimlet. This refreshing cocktail is excellent for sipping on a hot summer day or enjoying the poolside. Visit The Spruce for more details.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups gin
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (about 8 limes)
  • 1 1/4 cups fresh pineapple juice
  • 3/4 cup simple syrup
  • 14 fresh sage leaves
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks (optional)
  • Pineapple wedges for garnish

27. Lemon Chamomile – Light Spring Cocktails

Lemon Chamomile - Light Spring Cocktails

If you consider a cocktail to be a dessert that you can enjoy during a warm spring evening on the patio with your best friends, check out the Lemon Chamomile Cocktail from Honestly Yum.

Cocktail ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. gin
  • 1/2 oz. chamomile syrup
  • 1/2 oz. lemon juice
  • 1/4 oz. elderflower liqueur
  • 1 tsp. lemon curd
  • 1 tsp. greek yogurt
  • 1 egg white
  • Fresh chamomile flowers for garnish

Chamomile syrup ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp. dried chamomile

Lemon curd ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 6 tbsp. butter (cut into small cubes)

28. Coconut Lavender Lemonade – Spring Brunch Cocktails

Coconut lavender lemonade - Spring Brunch Cocktails

Made with all-natural ingredients, this Coconut Lavender Lemonade is both healthy and tasty. And it will transport you to a tropical beach, complete with soft sand and gentle waves. Go to Confectionalism to learn more:

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 9 lemons)
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 8 cups coconut water
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 recipe Lavender Simple Syrup

Syrup ingredients:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3 tbsp. dried lavender
  • A few drops of violet food coloring (optional)

29. Virgin Caipirinha – Easy Cocktails for Spring

Virgin Caipirinha - Easy Cocktails for Spring

This Virgin Caipirinha is the perfect drink for those who want to enjoy the flavor of a caipirinha without the alcohol. Check out The Fervent Shaker for the complete instructions.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lime (diced)
  • 1 lemon (diced)
  • 1 orange (diced)
  • 2 tsp. caster sugar
  • Ginger ale

30. Hocus Pocus Fizz – Rum Cocktails Spring

Hocuz pocus fizz

The Hocus Pocus Fizz Cocktail might have a name that sounds a little bit like Halloween, but its deliciously fruity ingredients make it more suitable for springtime. Kara’s Party Ideas teaches you how to make it at home.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups pineapple juice
  • 1/4 tsp. almond extract (or 1/2 cup rum)
  • 1/4 tsp. imitation coconut extract
  • 3 drops red food coloring
  • 2 drops yellow food coloring
  • 1 bottle sparkling white grape juice (or sparkling white wine)
  • Cranberries (optional)
  • 2 tbsp. sugar

Closing Thoughts

We’ve reached the end of our list of fresh and fruity cocktails that are perfect for spring, but that doesn’t mean you can’t experiment on your own.

After all, it’s the perfect time of year to mix different types of juices, fruits, and alcohol to find the perfect combination for you, especially if you have a soft spot for floral drink recipes.

Speaking of which, if you have original ideas for cocktails that you think should be on this list, don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments below. 

Happy Mixing!

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