40 Spring Cocktails with a Fresh and Fruity Taste for Amateur Mixologists
Nothing says spring quite like a refreshing cocktail. Read on to discover classic and creative spring cocktail recipe ideas.
Whether you’re in search of something tart or sweet, we’ve got you covered with our range of delicious and creative cocktail recipes to celebrate the warmer months. From fruity sangrias to zesty margaritas, try one of these spring cocktails for a tasty indulgence.
Here is a list of the spring cocktail recipes described in this article:
- Melon lime vodka
- Green Garden
- Peach martini with raspberry
- Spring in Moscow
- Frozen peach Bellini
- Chocolate martini
- Irish Spring
- Whiskey ginger cocktail
- Kentucky Mint Julep
- Bourbon elderflower bourbon
- April Showers
- White Rabbit
- Garden City
- Basil Tom Collins
- Pineapple and sage Gimlet
- Cucumber gin mojito
- Gentian White Lady
- Capa GinTonic
- Spring Bloom Gin and Tonic
- Rhubarb gin
- Lemon chamomile gin
- Blackberry cucumber gin spritzer
- Pineapple strawberry mimosa
- Grapefruit thyme mimosa
- White sangria
- Peach sangria
- Spring Fever
- Classic Aperol Spritz
- Iced green tea mojito
- Strawberry chamomile Paloma
- Spring Fling
- Bruja Smash
- Vineyard margarita
- Jessica Rabbit
- Garden Mint Fizz
- Elderflower and herb cooler
- Bee’s Knees
- Coconut lavender lemonade
- Carrot orange punch
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1. Melon lime vodka
A melon lime cocktail can be enjoyed in both spring and summer thanks to a refreshing taste guaranteed to cool your senses on a hot day. Make it using cantaloupe, simple syrup, fresh lime juice, vodka or water, chilled sparkling water, and ice. Get the full instructions for making a melon lime vodka from our website.
Rosebud is a spring cocktail with a delightful rosy hue, ideal for making in batches and serving at cocktail hour. Make it using Strawberry Lemonade Svedka, lemon juice, elderflower liqueur, simple syrup, and rose water. Serve this drink in a chilled martini glass garnished with an edible rose petal. Check out Maine Spirits for more info.
3. Green Garden
Green Garden combines green fruits and herbs to create a green-tinted spring cocktail reminiscent of a blooming garden. Prepare it with vodka, lime juice, simple syrup, cucumber slices, lime wedges, and crushed ice. Garnish the glass with a basil sprig and cucumber slice before serving. Check out Maine Spirits for more information.
4. Peach martini with raspberry
A peach martini with raspberry is a tasty vodka-based spring cocktail to sip on a warm day in your garden. Make it using raspberry vodka, fresh peaches, peach Schnapps, lemon-lime flavored sparkling seltzer water or soda, organic cane sugar for rimming, and frozen raspberries for garnish. Check out Food, Faith, Fitness for the complete details.
5. Spring in Moscow
The Spring in Moscow cocktail is a spring variety of the classic Moscow Mule that combines sweet and savory flavors to enjoy a bit of Russian flair. Compared to Moscow Mule, this cocktail is more flavorful with less alcohol. Vodka provides a strong yet subtle base complemented by sweet and tangy ginger liqueur and lime juice. The drink is topped with ginger beer and a scoop of lime sherbert for just enough sweetness to make your taste buds sing. The combination of these ingredients creates a refreshing experience for an after-dinner drink or happy hour. Check out Elyse Creates for more info.
6. Frozen peach Bellini
A frozen peach Bellini cocktail adds a refreshing twist to the classic Bellini recipe from Venice by replacing peach puree with frozen peach slices and combining Prosecco with peach vodka and grenadine. Serve it in a champagne flute with fresh peach slices and fresh mint. Get the instructions from Yellow Bliss Road.
7. Chocolate martini
A chocolate martini is a spring dessert served in a glass with alcohol since it uses chocolate syrup, chocolate liqueur, Baileys Irish Cream, and vodka. This concoction is customizable since you can add more chocolate liquor to make it richer or more vodka to make it lighter. To make the cocktail look like a piece of art, drizzle chocolate syrup inside a martini glass to create a spiral and also add it to the rim before pouring the drink. Go to Preppy Kitchen for more details.
8. Irish Spring
Irish Spring is a rich and flavorful cocktail for any occasion, including spring garden parties. To prepare it, you need smooth Irish whiskey, sweet peach brandy, tangy orange juice, sweet and sour mix, and an orange slice and cherry for garnish. The sweet and sour mix can be replaced with freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice. Orange bitter adds depth. Serve an Irish Spring in a Collins glass. Get the full details from Fine Art Bartending.
9. Whiskey ginger cocktail
A whiskey ginger cocktail is an indulgent and sophisticated drink that makes a spring evening feel more special, especially after a hard day. Make it using your favorite whiskey brand, ginger ale, and a lime wedge. Serve it in a highball glass with ice. Head to Garnish With Lemon for more info.
10. Kentucky Mint Julep
The Kentucky Mint Julep is a classic Southern cocktail made with a generous helping of fresh mint and sweet syrup, ideal for spring celebrations. A traditional julep is made with bourbon whiskey, simple syrup, mint leaves, and crushed ice. Serve in a julep cup with a straw. Get the full details from The Spruce Eats.
11. Bourbon elderflower bourbon
A bourbon elderflower bourbon is made with the freshest ingredients for an effortlessly sophisticated beverage to enjoy on a warm spring evening. It requires bourbon, fresh lemon juice, elderflower liquor, and simple syrup. Garnish with a twist of lemon peel or slice and serve in a low-ball glass. Visit Garnish with Lemon for the full instructions.
12. April Showers
April Showers is a delicious twist on the classic martini that combines vodka, fresh lemon juice, agave nectar, ruby red grapefruit juice, and edible flowers for a perfect balance of sweetness and citrus to enjoy on a warm spring day. On the nose, you get a hint of sweetness with a bright and zesty aroma from the lemon and grapefruit juices. The agave nectar adds an intriguing depth to the palate, while the vodka provides the perfect base note allowing all ingredients to come together harmoniously. On the finish, a sprinkle of edible flowers brings out a delightful floral bouquet that lingers on your tastebuds. The ruby red grapefruit adds a beautiful pink hue. Head to Culinary Ginger for more details.
13. White Rabbit
The White Rabbit cocktail is a creamy and fruity spring twist to Brandy Alexander. It’s made with gin, amaretto, double cream, lemon curd, vanilla paste, and ice. The creamy texture is similar to Bailey’s Irish Cream. More so, the amaretto gives it a slight almond taste, while the gin provides a strong botanical backbone. For additional presentation points and taste, garnish the cocktail with edible flowers right before serving. Check out BBC Good Food for detailed info.
14. Garden City
Garden City is a Canadian cocktail that looks like blooming flowers, perfect for enjoying in spring. Make it using Empress 1908 gin, grapefruit juice, lemon juice, lychee simple syrup, and soda water for topping. Visit Empress Gin for the complete instructions.
15. Basil Tom Collins
Basil Tom Collins adds a spring twist to the classic Tom Collins cocktail by using basil. It requires gin, basil simple syrup, fresh lemon juice, fresh lime juice, and club soda. To prepare the basil simple syrup, start by bringing 1 cup of water and 1 cup of granulated sugar to a boil, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Next, add 1 cup of fresh basil leaves, reduce heat, and let simmer for 15 minutes. Finally, strain the mixture with a fine mesh sieve, discarding the solids. The syrup can be stored up to two weeks in the refrigerator. Get the recipe details for Basil Tom Collins from Wintersmiths.
16. Pineapple and sage Gimlet
Pineapple and sage Gimlet is a gin-based spring cocktail that improves the classic Gimlet by adding fresh pineapple juice, fresh pineapple chunks, and fresh sage leaves. The recipe also calls for gin, simple syrup, and pineapple wedges to garnish. Check out The Spruce Eats for more details.
17. Cucumber gin mojito
A cucumber gin mojito is a spring cocktail that adds a refreshing twist to the traditional mojito recipe, thanks to cucumbers. Additionally, the recipe calls for lime juice, gin, and tonic water. Garnish the cocktail with peeled cucumber slices before serving. Get the full instructions from Baking Ginger.
18. Gentian White Lady
Gentian White Lady is an elegant cocktail ideal for spring brunch since you serve it with flower petals. Use gentian flower petals to stay true to the drink’s name. Prepare this cocktail using lime juice, Portobello Gin, sugar syrup, egg white, and violet liquor. Go to Olive Magazine for more details.
19. Capa Gin Tonic
Capa GinTonic is a delicious spring cocktail from Spain that fully focuses on presentation. Prepare the drink using Caorunn Gin, tonic, apple, juniper, key lime, flower, and sage. The secret lies in the garnish, which uses red apple slices, key lime, juniper berries, microflower marigolds, fennel frond, and raspberries. Serve in a Red Wine Riedel stemless glass with an ice sphere. Go to Pursuitist for more info.
20. Spring Bloom Gin and Tonic
Spring Bloom Gin and Tonic is a refreshing spring cocktail with a pale rose hue, thanks to grapefruit juice. Prepare it using gin, Fever Tree Elderflower Tonic, pink grapefruit slices, rosemary sprig, and juniper berries for garnish. Get the full details from Maine Spirits.
21. Rhubarb gin
A rhubarb gin is a slightly sweet and tart spring cocktail drink. Make it by allowing chunks of rhubarb to soak in gin with sugar for 3 days before straining it through a muslin cloth. The amount of necessary sugar depends on the rhubarb’s sourness and how tart you want the cocktail to turn out, so it’s best to taste the vegetable to adjust the sugar accordingly. Pink rhubarb gives the cocktail a lovely pink hue. The best part about this drink is that it can be stored in the fridge for up to a month. Check out Great British Chefs for more details.
22. Lemon chamomile gin
Lemon chamomile gin features two symbols of spring – lemon and chamomile, creating a light and aromatic drink with bright citrus notes and delicate floral hues. It’s an elaborate cocktail consisting of three parts: the base, chamomile syrup, and lemon curd. Prepare the lemon curd using lemon juice, lemon zest, sugar, eggs, and butter. For the chamomile syrup, use sugar, water, and dried chamomile. For the base, use gin, lemon juice, elderflower liqueur, greek yogurt, and egg white. Combine the three parts to create the lemon chamomile cocktail and garnish it with fresh chamomile flowers before serving in a chilled coupe glass. Go to Honestly Yum for more info.
23. Blackberry cucumber gin spritzer
Blackberry cucumber gin spritzer is a light spring cocktail for gatherings or as a post-dinner treat. Prepare it using fresh blackberries, fresh mint leaves, gin, freshly squeezed lime juice, lemon-lime soda, crushed ice, lime wedges, spiralized or sliced cucumber, lime wedges, and blackberry syrup. For the syrup, you need fresh blackberries, sugar, and water. Light cooking is involved since you must prepare the syrup in a saucepan. On the bright side, feel free to make a big batch of syrup since it lasts 2 weeks in the fridge. The tartness of the blackberries is balanced by the crisp cucumbers and the sweetness of the lemon juice and simple syrup. The gin adds an extra layer of flavor that finishes off this unique drink. Get the complete info from Spices in my DNA.
24. Pineapple strawberry mimosa
The pineapple strawberry mimosa is a spring cocktail idea that adds a unique twist to the classic mimosa recipe by replacing oranges with pineapple and strawberries. It requires chilled sparkling wine, fresh pineapple juice, and fresh strawberries. The golden yellow of pineapples pairs with the redness of strawberries to create a gradient effect on champagne flutes. Check out the full recipe at Yellow Bliss Road.
25. Grapefruit thyme mimosa
A grapefruit thyme mimosa is a refreshing and zesty spring cocktail that adds a delightful twist on the classic mimosa. It replaces sparkling wine with vodka and sparkling water, using grapefuit juice instead of orange juice. Adorn the drink with grapefruit wedges and thyme sprigs. Serve this mimosa variation in martini glasses instead of the traditional champagne flutes. Get the full directions from Brit & Co.
26. White sangria
White sangria is a delicious cocktail to sip on while enjoying the blooming flowers on a spring day. Make it using white wine like Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc, granulated sugar, apple brandy, peach, orange, lime, lemon, strawberries, and Prosecco or sparkling water or hard seltzer. Serve it in a wine glass. Get the complete recipe from Yellow Bliss Road.
27. Peach sangria
Peach sangria takes the white sangria spring cocktail recipe and improves it with peaches. It contains peach nectar, peach sparkling water, frozen peaches, and white sparkling wine like Stella Rosa Moscato. Visit Yellow Bliss Road to learn how to make it.
28. Spring Fever
The Spring Fever cocktail is a refreshing, light, and pink beverage that transports you to the warm days of springtime with each sip. It’s an exquisite combination of rhubarb bitters, elderflower syrup, quartered medium-sized strawberries, and freshly squeezed lemon juice topped with chilled sparkling rosé wine and adorned with a lemon wheel. Get the full details from Liquor.
29. Classic Aperol Spritz
Classic Aperol Spritz is a light and airy cocktail to enjoy in spring and summer since it’s refreshing, not too sweet, and has a lovely bright color. Prepare it using ice, Aperol, Prosecco, and soda water or club soda. Serve this drink in a large wine glass garnished with an orange slice. Visit Yellow Bliss Road for more info.
30. Iced green tea mojito
An iced green tea mojito is a refreshing spring cocktail that adds a twist to the classical Mojito by replacing the traditional rum with green iced tea. The goal is to water down the classic mojito without diluting the taste. The recipe calls for brewed green tea, arugula leaves, fresh lime juice, white rum, sugar, and spearmint leaves. Make this iced green tea mojito non-alcoholic by using club soda instead of rum. Visit Skinnytaste for more info.
31. Strawberry chamomile Paloma
Strawberry chamomile Paloma is a spring cocktail that adds a twist to the classic Paloma drink by replacing lime juice and grapefruit-flavored soda with grapefruit juice, strawberries, and chamomile tea. You also need water, honey, chamomile honey syrup, tequila, sparkling water, and crushed ice. Visit Half Baked Harvest for more info.
32. Spring Fling
Spring Fling is a light and refreshing cocktail for sipping on warm days when you don’t feel like drinking something too heavy. This blend of silver tequila, fresh grapefruit juice, fresh lime juice and agave nectar is garnished with a sprinkle of pink salt, brown sugar and finished off with a lime wheel and grapefruit twist. The grapefruit flavor pops and cuts through the sweetness of the agave nectar while masking some of that tequila’s tanginess. Go to Maine Spirits for more info.
33. Bruja Smash
Bruja Smash is a fruity spring cocktail with an incredible name, ideal for enjoying with friends on spring break. Make it using tequila, Strega, lemon juice, mint leaves, raspberries, simple syrup, and mint sprigs for garnish. Get the full instructions from Punch Drink.
34. Vineyard margarita
A vineyard margarita is a type of margarita cocktail made with red wine, ideal for enjoying on a warm spring day. Make it using tequila, agave syrup, triple sec, pinot noir, and rosemary sprig for garnish. Get the full recipe from Restaurant Business Online.
35. Jessica Rabbit
Jessica Rabbit is a fruity cocktail fantastic for spring since it uses seasonal ingredients. Make it with strawberries, cherry tomatoes, fresh lime juice, pineapple juice, agave syrup, espadin mezcal, and ice. Serve it in a martini glass or coupette garnished with a fresh mint sprig. Get the instructions from BBC Good Food.
36. Garden Mint Fizz
Garden Mint Fizz is a delicious, pink-tinted concoction to enjoy while savoring a sunset from the balcony in early spring. Prepare it using blanco tequila, soda water, lime juice, grapefruit juice, pure sugar or simple syrup, and mint leaves. Serve it over ice in a highball whiskey glass topped with a lime wedge. Get the recipe details from Maine Spirits.
37. Elderflower and herb cooler
An elderflower and herb cooler is a fragrant spring cocktail with fresh herbs for people looking for an alternative to fruity drinks. Make it using thyme sprig leaves, rosemary sprig leaves, edible flowers like pansies, rose petals and borage, elderflower cordial, elderflower liqueur, gin, ice, and sparkling water. Feel free to experiment with different proportions to tailor this delightful drink to your preferences. Get the complete recipe and instructions from BBC Good Food.
38. Bee’s Knees
Bee’s Knees is a spring cocktail that adds an alcoholic twist to lemonade since it consists of gin, honey syrup, and freshly squeezed lemon juice. The gin gives it a light kick, while the honey syrup adds a touch of sweetness that is perfectly balanced by the tartness of the lemon juice. Check out The Spruce Eats for more info.
39. Coconut lavender lemonade
Coconut lavender lemonade is a non-alcoholic spring cocktail with a gorgeous purple color, thanks to lavender. It uses all-natural ingredients: freshly squeezed lemon juice, sugar, coconut water, water, and lavender simple syrup. Make the syrup using sugar, water, and dried lavender. Add a few drops of violet food coloring before mixing the syrup with the other ingredients if you’re not pleased with the purple hue. Check out Confectionalism for more info.
40. Carrot orange punch
If you prefer spring mocktails, carrot orange punch is a sweet and sour drink to enjoy as an after-dinner treat. Make it using carrot juice, orange juice, lemon-lime soda, orange, lime, lemon, mint, and ice. The tangy flavor of the citrus pairs well with the sweetness of the carrots. Get the complete information from at Sugar and Soul.
Discover more helpful information about spring cocktail recipes.
What are the best spring cocktail recipes?
The best spring cocktail recipes depend on your personal tastes and preferences. Popular choices include the classic mojito, light and refreshing gin and tonics, and delicious margaritas.
What’s a good cocktail to serve at a spring brunch?
Mimosa and Bellini are classic cocktails for spring brunch. You can also try a Bloody Mary with fresh tomato juice and garnished with celery, pickles, and bacon.
What are some popular spring cocktail ingredients?
Popular spring cocktail ingredients include fresh berries, citrus fruits, herbs like mint and basil, and floral liqueurs or syrups.
What types of spirits work well in spring cocktails?
Gin, vodka, tequila, and rum are all great spirits for spring cocktails. They pair well with light and fresh flavors like citrus and herbs.
Are there any low-calorie options for spring cocktails?
Yes. Try using a low-calorie mixer like club soda or sparkling water instead of sugary mixers. Also, using fresh fruit juices instead of pre-made mixes can help cut down on calories.
What’s a good garnish for a spring cocktail?
Fresh herbs or edible flowers make great garnishes for spring cocktails. You can also use a slice of citrus or skewered berries.
How can I make a great mojito?
To make a great mojito, you will need white rum, mint leaves, lime juice, simple syrup, and soda water. Begin by muddling the mint leaves in the bottom of a glass. Add in the rum, lime juice, and simple syrup; stir until fully combined. Top off with soda water and garnish with a sprig of mint before serving.
Is there an easier way to make margaritas?
Yes, by purchasing pre-made mixers. Simply add tequila or your favorite liquor to the mixer and pour over ice for delicious results without having to measure out each ingredient.
Do spring cocktails go well with cupcakes?
Yes, spring cocktails and cupcakes can be a delightful pairing that perfectly complements the season’s flavors. For example, a light and refreshing cocktail like a gin fizz would pair well with a lemon or lavender cupcake. The citrus notes in the cocktail would enhance the flavor of the cupcake, while the floral notes in both would create a harmonious balance. A fruity and bubbly cocktail like a Bellini could be paired with a strawberry or raspberry cupcake. The sweetness of the fruit in both would complement each other, while the champagne in the cocktail would add an elegant touch to the pairing. If you’re feeling adventurous, you could even try pairing a spicy margarita with a chocolate chili cupcake. The heat from the chili in both would create an exciting contrast against the sweet flavors. Check out our spring cupcake recipes for more inspiration.
Spring is the perfect time to experiment with fresh and vibrant ingredients in your cocktail creations. From fruity and floral concoctions to herb-infused classics, there are endless possibilities for delicious drinks to enjoy during this season of renewal. Check out our favorite floral drinks for more inspiration.