5 Spring Cocktail Recipes To Delight

5 SPRING COCKTAIL Recipes to Delight …

[dropcap letter=”S”]pring is meant for crisp bright colors and fragrant ingredients and as the warm sun peeks through the rain clouds, we figured we would inspire you with a few recipes to get you … in the mood. Rather than go for the boring same ole, we searched for some genuinely inventive libations to make that afternoon escape all the more delightful.

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Beach Day

by Troy Clarke @1224Cocktails



2 oz Boodles gin

.5 oz Licor 43

1.5 oz coconut water

.5 lime juice

2 bar spoons of pineapple preserves



Shake all ingredients and strain into a chilled double rocks glass that’s been rimmed with coconut palm sugar. Troy also made the umbrella, beach towel and surfboard to match the drink’s beachy theme.

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Cucumber-Rosemary Gin and Tonic


1 cucumber
1 lime
3 sprigs rosemary
2 oz. Hendrick’s Gin
4 oz. tonic water (preferably Q or Fever-Tree)


Peel one half of a cucumber, and slice a lime into eight wedges. In a highball glass, add three slices of peeled cucumber, 1 sprig rosemary, juice from a lime wedge and 1 ounce gin. Muddle with the back of a spoon.

Strain through a mesh strainer into a second highball glass. Add several cubes of ice, and three slices of unpeeled cucumber. Top with remaining gin and tonic, and serve garnished with rosemary sprigs.

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After-Dinner Turmeric Spritzer

Recipe by Kelsey Bulat


3 sage leaves
1 sprig mint
1 sprig rosemary
1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
Juice of 1 medium orange
1 cup club soda (or water)
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1 to 2 teaspoons digestive or aromatic bitters



In a glass, muddle the first five ingredients. Stir in the remaining ingredients until combined. Strain and serve over ice. Serve this drink over ice with a fresh sprig of rosemary for stirring.


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2 Blackberries

3 Basil leaves

1.5 oz Don Julio Blanco Tequila

1 ozFresh lime juice

1 tsp

Agave nectar

Garnish: 1 Blackberry and basil leaf


In a shaker, muddle the blackberries and basil. Add the remaining ingredients and fill with ice. Shake well and strain into a stemless Martini glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a blackberry and basil leaf on a toothpick.

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Orson Salicetti, mixologist at Ariana in Soho, NYC, created this floral concoction.


1½ oz. Persimmon-infused vodka
½ oz. 1889 by Geijer Glogg Swedish holiday liqueur
½ Apple cider
¾ oz. Lime juice
½ Agave nectar
1 Sprig rosemary



Cut four to five persimmons cut into chunks and infuse them in a liter of vodka for two to three days. Pour all ingredients into a shaker and shake with ice. Strain into a highball glass with fresh ice, top with a splash of soda water and garnish with a rosemary sprig.