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10 Refreshing Spring Cocktails To Enjoy On The Patio

04/19/2016 02:44 EDT

It's finally safe to say that spring has sprung! And there is no better way to soak in the warmer weather and sunshine than with a little patio action and some refreshments. We've got you covered with this list of 10 mouth-watering cocktails that use fresh, spring-inspired ingredients. Cheers!

  • Tom Collins
    It doesn't get much more traditional than this summertime gin sipper, which dates back to the early 1800s. It was most likely invented by Stephen Price, who worked at London's Garrick Club. View recipe: Tom Collins
  • Presbyterian
    Even robust Scotch becomes summery when mixed with both ginger ale and club soda. The combination is effervescent but not too sweet. This recipe also works wonderfully with spicy rye whiskey or gentler bourbon. View recipe: Presbyterian
  • Kew Garden
    Tropical rum is often paired with sweet fruit juices, but this tipple reveals its lighter side, thanks to refreshing mint and cucumber, floral St-Germain and of course club soda. The recipe was created by top bartender and Liquor.com advisory board member Jim Meehan. View recipe: Kew Garden
  • Sloe Gin Fizz
    Ever tried authentic sloe gin? The sweet-and-tart berry liqueur has plenty of uses beyond the guilty-pleasure Alabama Slammer. Bright lemon juice and club soda both help make this cocktail extremely quaffable. View recipe: Sloe Gin Fizz
  • West Side
    No matter if you love or hate vodka, you should try this cocktail, which is a distant relative of the Mojito. Our recipe is courtesy of top barman and Liquor.com advisory board member Dushan Zaric. View recipe: West Side
  • The Dove
    Tequila and Champagne? Sounds strange, but trust us: This elegant variation on the Paloma proves the two were meant to be together. View recipe: The Dove