Hello Spring: 5 Cocktail Ideas to Celebrate it
Winter is over and the best time of year is here. Spring! Winter in Australia might not be as cold as someplace else, but it is still winter, and the beginning of spring is something to celebrate. So, put on your favorite outfit, something colorful, grab a cocktail, and raise your glass to spring.
The Cucumber Coupe
Spring is the season when nature is coming to life after its winter rest. Everything is turning green and the sun is shining brighter and hotter. Stepping outside is enough to make you feel refreshed, so the perfect cocktail to welcome spring is one that is as refreshing as the season it is welcoming. The Cucumber Coupe is sweet and refreshing at the same time, but most importantly, it is delicious.
The Cucumber Coupe is made with 60ml gin, 15ml fresh lemon juice, 15ml sugar syrup, prosecco, and 3 slices of cucumber. Start by muddling the cucumber with the sugar syrup and lemon juice in the bottom of the shaker tin. Add the gin and ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a coupe and top with prosecco. Garnish with a few mint leaves.
The Milanese Gin and Tonic
A fun twist makes the classic G&T cocktail even more refreshing and springy. Made with high-quality gin and the famous Italian Campari, this cocktail will be a great appetizer or refreshment after a long hard day, when you just want to put your feet up and enjoy the smell of spring.
You will need 25ml gin, 25ml Campari, tonic water, and two lime wedges. In a tall glass filled with ice cubes, pour and mix the Campari and gin. Top that with tonic water and the juice of one lime wedge. Use the other lime wedge for garnish.
A Ginger and Carrot Cocktail
It’s spring and it’s the season of carrots. This amazing vegetable is known to improve vision, slow aging, and improve the state of your skin. So, what better way of welcoming the great season of spring than by having a cocktail with carrots? It is good for your health, it will help you hydrate your skin after the winter, and it will improve your mood.
To make this great and healthy cocktail you will need 30ml vodka, 90ml carrot juice, 30ml apple juice, and 2 thin slices of fresh ginger. Muddle the ginger slices in the bottom of the shaker tin. Add the rest of the ingredients and shake well. Pour into a tall glass filled with ice cubes. You can garnish the glass with a lemon twist.
The Roof Garden
This is the real spring cocktail of urban dwellers. It is made with thyme and mint, which both grow in small spaces and most likely adorn your window sills or balcony if you are among the urban gardeners struggling with the lack of real gardens in big cities. Welcome spring with these plants that will grow even in the most unlikely places and make city people feel closer to nature.
For a Roof Garden, you will need 15 mint leaves, 2 thyme springs, 30ml sugar syrup, 60ml vodka, 30ml fresh lemon juice, some ice, and 60ml chilled club soda. Muddle the mint leaves, thyme, and sugar syrup in the bottom of the shaker tin. Add the vodka, lemon juice, and ice and shake well. Strain into a martini glass over ice. Top with club soda and garnish with a few mint leaves.
A spring favorite for everyone must be a tall glass of lemonade. Citrusy and refreshing as it is, it will wake you up when you are tired and get you going when you are down. With this little rosemary tequila twist, it will also be the best choice to celebrate the best season and get the party going.
You need 90ml fresh homemade lemonade, 30ml tequila, and a few rosemary ice cubes. In a coupe glass, pour the lemonade and tequila over ice and garnish with a lemon twist.