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The 10 Best Spring Cocktail Recipes You Can Drink In This Season

Spring Cocktail Recipes: Forget Groundhog’s day, these spring-y cocktail recipes are delicious proof that winter is on its way out.

While we’ve enjoyed staying cozy all season with mulled wine and spiked hot chocolates, we’re more than a bit ready to embrace all 10 of these spring cocktail recipes (and how much they taste like straight-up sunshine in a glass). Thawing out from the winter never tasted so good, especially when you have a spiked sparkling basil lemonade in hand!

Spring is the ultimate seasonal refresh, and we think the cocktails we mix up should absolutely match that. And there’s nothing that wakes up our taste buds more than all our favorite sweet-tart spring fruits, namely lemons and limes, blueberries, and strawberries.

Spring Cocktail Recipes, Our classic gimlet is easily the freshest and simplest nightcap, and don’t get us started on how beautiful these lemon blueberry daiquiris are. Want an even more low-maintenance spring cocktail? Our recipe for spiked seltzer slushies are the easiest way to upgrade your usual White Claw.

With warmer temps on the horizon, it’s time to emerge from hibernation for some serious brunching too. What is brunch without mimosas? Just a sad late breakfast, so definitely try one (or all) of our favorite spring-spired mimosas, like these strawberry shortcake mimosas or our lemonade mimosas.

Spring Cocktail Recipes, Ready to eat your way through all the best of spring? Check out all of our top spring recipes (including all the best spring dinners and spring desserts to make all season long).

1. Spiked Sparkling Basil Lemonade

Spring Cocktail Recipes

Spring Cocktail Recipes, Basil-infused vodka? Sign us up. This lemonade cocktail brings out the sweetness of the herb and turns the spirit a vibrant green.

2. Lemon Blueberry Daiquiri

Spring Cocktail Recipes, Inspired by our love of lemon blueberry margs, this brightly colored daiquiri has major springtime vibes. Between the fruity sweetness of the berries and the bright, citrusy flavor, the rum tends to fade to the background, making these surprisingly drinkable despite the strength. (So please drink responsibly!)

3. Gimlet

Spring Cocktail Recipes

Spring Cocktail Recipes, This cocktail couldn’t be simpler with only 3 ingredients, shaken and served. We love garnishing with a lime wheel and a bit of lime zest to get some of the intense lime taste that comes from the oils that are released when zested.

4. Strawberry Daiquiri

Spring Cocktail Recipes, Few things are as refreshing and delightful on a hot day as a frosty frozen daiquiri. Even diehard fans of piña colada will love sipping the intoxicating blend of juicy, red strawberries brightened with lime. For best results, we call for two types of strawberries: fresh and frozen. Using frozen strawberries gives body to the drink without watering down the flavor like ice would.

5. Americano

Spring Cocktail Recipes

Spring Cocktail Recipes, There’s no doubt about it—we’re living in the year of the Negroni. But if you look closer at the lineage of everyone’s favorite viral drink, you’ll find that the Americano is just as sophisticated and even easier to make at home. It’s a simple drink with just three ingredients:

Campari, club soda, and the best sweet vermouth you can find, topped with an orange slice. For those new to the world of Campari and vermouth-based cocktails, think of them as your new favorite pre-dinner beverage!

6. Mint Julep

Spring Cocktail Recipes, Mint juleps are often only brought up around the time of the Kentucky Derby, and we think that’s a crying (neighing?) shame! Not only does the classic frosty cup and minty flavor provide a cooling freshness on a hot day, it’s also one of the best low-effort cocktails out there. It’s only 3 ingredients (if you don’t count ice) and the prep couldn’t be simpler.

7. Blueberry Lemonade Margaritas

Blueberry Lemonade Margaritas

Spring Cocktail Recipes, Turn your margarita into springtime goals with this blueberry lemonade version. Have some leftover blueberry simple syrup? It tastes AMAZING in seltzer water and is a great sweetener for iced tea. You can even stir it into yogurt or ice cream for a punch of blueberry flavor.

8. Black Russian Cocktail

Spring Cocktail Recipes, You may have heard of the classic White Russian, a creamy coffee cocktail that gained popularity in the 1990s, but its predecessor the Black Russian delivers on simplicity and strong coffee flavor.

This two-ingredient, spirit-forward cocktail combines vodka and coffee liqueur served over ice, making it a flavorful dessert cocktail perfect after a nice dinner out, especially when garnished with an orange slice or a Maraschino cherry.

9. Dirty Shirley

Dirty Shirley

Spring Cocktail Recipes, Bright and colorful, sweet with just a hint of booze, the Dirty Shirley Temple is quickly gaining popularity with cocktail drinkers. And who can blame them? It’s a boozy version of that nostalgic beverage so many of us grew up with—and let’s be honest, what too-sweet mocktail can’t be improved with a shot of vodka?

10. Painkiller Cocktail

Spring Cocktail Recipes, A veritable vacation in a glass, this just-sweet-enough cocktail goes down very easily. Created in the 1970s at the Soggy Dollar Bar in British Virgin Islands, the Painkiller lives up to its name, delivering plenty of booze in a frothy, nutmeg-dusted package. Looking for a way to use up the rest of that pineapple juice? Our Dole Whip Mimosas are a brunch staple.

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