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12 Fresh Spring Cocktails You Need to Try

These fresh, easy to make, spring cocktails will make spring entertaining just a little more delicious and beautiful.

Spring is in the air and with the season comes evenings on the patio or the back deck, coffee and breakfast outdoors in the morning sun and fun and fruity cocktails!

These spring cocktails are the perfect drink for sharing over brunch or dinner or anytime you just need a little lift.

Blood Orange Mojito

two blood orange mojitos.

This blood orange mojito recipe is a refreshing twist on the classic mojito cocktail.  It’s everything you love about a mojito with an extra hint of fresh citrus flavor.

We’ve included a recipe for a single mojito cocktail as well as a mojito pitcher.

Aren’t they so beautiful too?

Homemade Whiskey Lemonade with Honey

two glasses and a pitcher of whiskey lemonade

Whiskey lemonade made with homemade lemonade from freshly squeezed lemons, sweetened with honey rather than sugar, and mixed with a shot of whiskey. 

It’s easy, refreshing and made in a pitcher so its easy to share with friends. 

Planters Punch Cocktail

a glass of planters punch with lots of bubbles

Planters Punch is a world famous rum punch cocktail with delicious tropical flavors.  This is our planters punch recipe with a crazy good bubbly twist and tips on how to easily make it for a party!

We used a homemade hibiscus syrup in place of the usual grenadine and we LOVE the result.

This is one of our favorite cocktails of all time!

Hibiscus Lemonade Sangria

pouring a pitcher of sangria into a glass

Bright, fruity and gorgeous pink! This is another cocktail that uses our hibiscus syrup.

This hibiscus lemonade sangria is made in a pitcher for easy serving.

We love this one for brunch especially! An Easter bunch cocktail perhaps?

Sparkling Bees Knees

a lemon cocktail in a coupe glass with a hand placing a piece of thyme  on top

A twist on the classic bees knees cocktail.  With tequila and sparkling wine, this honeyed lemon cocktail is more like a bee sting! 

It’s strong, sweet, sour, bubbly and made in a pitcher so its easy to serve when you have guests.  A dangerously good combination!

Rose Infused Lemon Drop Martini

a rose lemon drop with rose petals floating on top

The perfect lemon drop martini infused with homemade rose simple syrup.  Its tart, sweet, floral, and easy to make and drink a lot of!  Even better than the original.

Another one of our very favorite cocktails on the blog.

Meyer Lemon Margarita with Rosemary

Meyer Lemon Margarita with Rosemary Infused Simple Syrup

A gorgeous lemon margarita on the rocks made with sweet and tart meyer lemons and sweetened with a rosemary infused simple syrup.

The perfect cocktail to sip on with friends in the spring sun!

Strawberry Lemonade Mimosa

Strawberry Mimosa

A sparkly strawberry mimosa cocktail that’s perfect for any festive occasion with juicy red strawberry flavor and a touch of lemonade.


Raspberry and Limoncello Vodka Sour

Raspberry & Limoncello Vodka Sour in a glass with raspberries on top

This brightly colored summery vodka sour is made with muddled fresh raspberries, tart fresh lemon juice, a touch of sweet and sour raspberry thyme shrub, sweet limoncello and vodka. 

Have you tried a sour before? If you haven’t and you love cocktails, then you have to try!


Elderflower, Peach, and Lavender Gin Sour

Elderflower, Peach and Lavender Gin Sour with a piece of lavender as garnish

Another sour recipe, this time made with gin.

It’s the perfect blend of sweet and sour with a slightly floral note. Plus, aren’t they so dang pretty?

Hard Blood Orange Lemonade with Thyme

A blood orange cocktail with a piece of thyme sitting on the rim

Blood orange lemonade with sweet blood oranges and tart lemon sweetened with thyme infused simple syrup. Add vodka and top with bubbly club soda.

We love how you can really taste the thyme in this cocktail. We love fresh herbs in our cocktails!

Grapefruit, Vodka & Muddled Mint

Grapefruit & Vodka Shaken with Egg Whites and Muddled Mint

Fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, revitalizing mint muddled with vodka and shaken with egg whites that create a wonderful silky froth.  It’s sweet, citrusy and refreshing.

If you haven’t tried egg whites in your cocktail or your nervous to try it, I challenge you to give it a shot. You will love the silkiness they give!

If you’ve tried any of these spring cocktails, please let us know how it turned out in the comments below.  We love hearing from you!


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