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Sip on sunshine with these refreshing spring cocktails! These drinks are bursting with seasonal flavors like citrus, herbs, and floral notes.

Spring Cocktail in glass: strawberry sangria with strawberry garnish and mint.

Once the days start getting longer and the sunshine returns, it’s time to embrace the energy of the season! As two certified mixologists and home cocktail experts, we love celebrating each season with new food and drinks. So out with the cozy, spiced winter drinks: here is our top list of spring cocktails!

These spring drinks make the most of seasonal flavors with a focus on ingredients like citrus, herbs, and flowers including lemon, mint, lavender, elderflower and strawberry. They feature spirits like gin, vodka, and mixers like bubbly Prosecco, versus winter and fall spirits like bourbon and dark rum. It’s an explosion of flavor, life and color with these drinks: and we can’t wait for you to try them all!

And now, 20 spring cocktails to try!

More spring drinks

Want more spring drinks? I was reminded by Difford’s Guide that spring is the perfect time to use creme de violette if you have it onhand for the classic Aviation! There are also non-alcoholic ideas like lemonades, and it’s fun to whip up a bubbly spritz or two. Here are a few more fun ideas to try:

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Strawberry sangria

20 Spring Cocktails to Enjoy the Season: Strawberry Sangria & More!


Description

Strawberry sangria is a fun fruity drink: the perfect spring cocktail! It’s sweet and bubbly, full of berry flavor and rosé wine.


Ingredients

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  • 4 cups whole fresh strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 bottle dry rosé wine, chilled
  • ½ cup triple sec, Cointreau or Grand Marnier
  • 1 handful mint leaves
  • 1 orange, sliced into rounds
  • 1 lemon, sliced into rounds
  • Soda water, for serving (optional)
  • For the garnish: Fresh mint, cocktail skewers

Instructions

  1. Reserve 6 strawberries and set aside. Slice the remaining strawberries and place them in a blender. Sprinkle them with the sugar and stir. 
  2. Let the strawberries stand for 20 minutes at room temperature. Then add ½ cup of the wine to the blender and blend until strawberries are fully pureed. Pour the mixture through a fine mesh strainer / sieve into a large pitcher and use a spatula to press the strawberry puree through. Discard the seeds. 
  3. Add the remaining wine and Grand Marnier to the pitcher. Then add the fresh mint, orange and lemon rounds. Slice the 6 reserved strawberries and add them to pitcher.
  4. Stir and refrigerate the pitcher for at least 1 hour, or up to 4 hours. (Don’t go beyond 4 hours or the fruit texture starts to degrade.)
  5. To serve, pour the sangria into ice-filled glasses and top with a splash of soda water (if desired). Add fruit to each glass, preferably on long skewers for easy snacking.

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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