It happened—we blinked, and winter turned to spring. Since things are finally heating up, it’s time to start thinking about the perfect spring cocktail. Impress your guests with a seasonal menu featuring tangy citrus fruits, sweet Rosé, botanical gin, and warm rum. Now that you’re thirsty let’s hop into some spring cocktail recipes.
½ c sugar
½ c water
2 tbs fresh celery leaves, remove enough extra for garnish
¾ c fresh squeezed lemon juice
6 oz gin
1 bottle sparkling wine
Ferment sugar and water over medium heat in a small pan. Keep stirring as not to burn the sugar. After all the grain dissolves, take the mixture off the burner and add celery leaves. Leave it out to cool, then strain the drink through a fine-mesh strainer.
Each of the light alcoholic cocktails contains 1 tbs of the cooled syrup, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and 1/2 oz gin. Shake all your ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker, then pour it into a wine flute. Top it off with sparkling wine.
Garnish your cocktail with sweet, toasted lemon zest or a twist and leftover leaves.
Spring rum cocktails warm you up from the inside out. Fix up a large pitcher of this sweet mixture for a spring garden party, guests, or a day sitting by the pool.
1 ½ c lightly flavored rum
3 c fresh squeezed orange juice
3 tbs fresh squeezed lime juice
2 tbs cranberry juice
2 tbs grenadine
Stir all the ingredients together in a large pitcher with ice. Set out the chilled glasses, so your guests can indulge in this warm spring cocktail.
Garnish with lime zest.
No luxury real estate in Las Vegas is complete without a decadent bottle of Rosé on hand. This spring cocktail is simple yet refreshing. If you want a buzz, add a dash of vodka with bubbly Rosé to make some spring cocktails with vodka.
1 c sweet Rosé
½ c fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
Pour Rosé in four large glasses, and top with juice. Add some ice.
Garnish with a bright, edible flower.
You can only truly enjoy a sweet, spring cocktail in a home you love. Visit Macdonald Highland’s real estate office and start the season off in your new abode.