Toast to Spring! The season that welcomes alfresco celebrations to liven up the city. Time to dust off the party dresses and cocktail glasses, and make the most of those extra hours of sunshine that we’ve been longing for. And we’ve got the best cocktails for your spring gatherings.
Whether you are planning your ‘darties’ (that’s daytime parties, if you weren’t sure), bottomless brunches or picnics, or simply want to sip on a fancy drink at the end of a busy day, we’ve got some of the best bar-quality spring cocktails that are sure to impress.
Bring the party vibe home with upscale, ready-to-indulge cocktails, made with ingredients carefully curated by our experts. And if you need a little inspiration to pour into your shaker, here’s a selection of some of the best cocktails for you to start this season with a spring in your step.
Best cocktails to enjoy this Spring
This season, think fresh and zingy, with ingredients that will awaken your taste buds in the perfect cocktails for an afternoon or evening party alfresco.
This quintessential refreshing gin cocktail is the perfect drink for warmer weather. The English Garden is packed with sharp and sweet tastes of apple and elderflower, cooling cucumber, zesty citrus, and a minty note.
Serving suggestions: Pour into a tall glass filled with crushed ice and garnish with a cucumber ribbon.
Top tip: add a splash of prosecco for some fizz. It’s the perfect tipple for brunch.
Enjoy a springtime take on the classic Margarita with a sweet and colourful drink that will bring some zing to your party. Crafted with the perfect tangy limes from Veracruz State, Mexico, this Pink Margarita cocktail delivers a punch.
Serving suggestions: Run a wedge of lime around a martini glass rim, then dip the rim in salt. Shake with ice and double strain into the glass. And garnish with a wedge of lime.
Top tip: Blend with crushed ice for a frozen Pink Margarita. Ideal for those weekend vibes when the sun expectedly shines down.
The perfect refreshment for a picnic in the park or a berry British garden party. This little number is crafted with locally-sourced Gin, shaken up with blackberry and raspberry, and then rounded off with a smattering of lemon juice. Just the right amount of sweetness to ease you into Spring.
Serving suggestions: Pour your Bramble into a tumbler filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a lemon slice and a blackberry.
Top tip: add a splash of champagne to make a Bramble Royale. You’ll be fizzing with
The classics we love
Some cocktails stand the ‘taste’ of time and are the perfect choice for any occasion. We recommend these zingy, refreshing classics that will not disappoint for your Spring celebrations. Add some bubbles for an upgrade and kick off the new season in style.
This glamorous New York drink will give your Spring evenings some sweet and tangy retro vibes. Perfect for soaking up those evening rays when the clocks go forward.
Serving suggestions: Shake your Cosmo with ice and double strain into a martini glass. Squeeze the oil from a twist of orange peel through a flame. Garnish with the orange peel.
Top tip: Add 50ml of Prosecco to make a Cosmobellini.
Passion fruit martini
An iconic party drink that was created in England in the early 2000s. This cocktail will tantalise your tastebuds with refreshing and fruity notes. The perfect drink to enjoy on those warm, bright spring days.
Serving Suggestions: Shake your passion fruit martini with ice and double strain into a martini glass. Garnish with half a passion fruit.
Top tip: Add 50ml of Prosecco to make a porn star martini.Not sure how to drink your porn star martini? We’ve got the full low down here.
Is there a more refreshing cocktail than the fabulous Mojito? Of course not. This traditional Cuban punch is a popular drink for warmer days. That refreshing zing is perfect after a long week at work when you’re ready to kick back for the weekend.
Serving suggestions: Pour your Mojito into a tall glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a wedge of lime.
Top tip: Add some fizz with soda water for a refreshing palate on spring evenings.
Best cocktails for spring
Now is the time to dig out those light flavours and sparkling sips. As we’re soaking up more vit D and planning our sandy beach escapes later in the year, a well balanced cocktail will help welcome in the season.
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