5 Spring Cocktail Recipes To Delight

A Taste of Dawn

5 SPRING COCKTAIL Recipes to Delight …

Spring 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.

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.

Cucumber-Rosemary Gin and Tonic

A Taste of Dawn


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.

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.


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

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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.