As we welcome in Spring, it is only fair that we start to get a little more experimental with your cocktails and start opting for our favourite floral and refreshing flavours to keep the joy of a new season going. Scroll down for recipes of our favourite spring cocktails!
Named after the famous flower, this cocktail mixes silver tequila, grenadine and lime for a refreshing cocktail to be enjoyed on a sunny weekend.
- 35ml Patron Silver Tequila
- 28ml lime juice
- 28ml grapefruit juice
- 5ml grenadine
- Grapefruit slice or maraschino cherry for garnish
- Pour all ingredients into shaker and shake well. Strain into a salt-rimmed martini glass or serve over ice. Garnish with a grapefruit slice or cherry.
Slice of Life
Gin and watermelon might sound like an unusual combination but this cocktail really does let you enjoy the finer things in life
- 35ml Hendrick’s Gin
- 10ml Honey water
- 15ml watermelon juice
- Slice of watermelon for garnish
- Combine honey and water 1:1 to make honey water. Combine all ingredients, then charge and shake with ice. Strain into a glass with a slice of watermelon for garnish.
Grapefruit & Mint Mojito
Sweet and refreshing, not only does this cocktail look good but it is super easy to make and guaranteed to wow your friends and family.
- 3 Tablespoons sugar
- 3 Tablespoons water
- 20 Sprigs fresh mint
- 4 Tablespoons lime juice
- 45ml Bacardi Blanco
- 45ml Fresh grapefruit juice
- 45l Sparkling water
- Slices of grapefruit for garnish
- Ice, as needed
- Add sugar and water to a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook until sugar dissolves, 1-2 minutes. Set aside and cool.
- Add fresh mint and lime juice to each glass muddle to bring out the flavour of the mint.
- Top each glass with ice.
- Pour in rum and grapefruit juice. Stir.
- Top off each glass with sparkling water and garnish with slices of grapefruit and mint for garnish, if desired.
Blackberry Lavender Champagne
What could be more Spring than touse an actual flower in a cocktail (and not just as a garnish)? This champagne cocktail brings out strong flavours and scents from the key two ingredients whilst ensuring you are getting more than enough booziness from the champagne and vodka
- 1 Tablespoon lavender flowers dried or fresh
- 200g Blackberries fresh or frozen
- 120ml Maple syrup
- 60ml Effen Raspberry Vodka
- 2 x 750ml Bottles of Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial
- Boil blackberries, maple syrup and vodka, mashing berries gently as they cook until blackberries are broken down (about 5 minutes).
- Add lavender flowers (removing from the stem if they are fresh) and boil for 1 minute.
- Remove from heat.
- To serve: pour 1 tablespoon blackberry sauce into a champagne flute, add a stem of fresh lavender and top with chilled champagne.
- 50ml Seagram’s Red Berry Gin
- 250ml Ice cubes or crushed ice
- 50ml Pomegranate juice
- 500ml Soda water
- 1 Sliced lime
- 1 Handful fresh pomegranate
- 2 Sprigs fresh mint
- Measure your gin and pour it into a cocktail shaker
- Add all of the other ingredients except for the soda water and shake, shake, shake
- Pour your delicious drink into two glasses and top up with soda water.
- Add mint, lime and fresh pomegranate rubies to the glass and serve.