10 Refreshing Spring Cocktails To Enjoy On The Patio
The Huffington Post Canada
By Taylor Stinson, The Girl On Bloor
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!
This Blueberry Lemonade Sangria combines the tart taste of an alcoholic lemonade with a delicious spring-inspired sangria recipe! Dana from Killing Thyme created what we were all craving: an adult refreshment that is delightful to sip on all patio season long. The best part? You can use frozen blueberries in this recipe!
This play on an Agua Fresca (also known as fruity water) uses hisbiscus flowers for a delicious, low-sugar and low-calorie drink that is still full of flavour. Why take a trip to the tropics when you can create the atmosphere right at home?
Ginger ale, mint, lime and gin — that's all you need to create this tasty concoction! As Elaine from Flavour & Savour points out, mint and ginger work well together to aid digestion and contain anti-inflammatory properties. That’s all the excuse we needed to enjoy this cocktail!
What's spring without a spiked iced tea recipe? Chrissie from The Busy Baker, a big tea fan, created this delicious recipe using a pitcher of green tea on ice, and she added some fresh watermelon and lemon juice. Note: this drink is definitely best served in cute mason jar glasses.
You'll never go back to the same old mojito once you add raspberries to it! Isabelle from Crumb adds some extra antioxidants to this classic cocktail. The result is a beautiful, vibrant colour that tastes just as good as it looks. Be on the lookout for fresh raspberries at your local farmers market soon!
Tired of the same old margarita? Switch things up with Justine Celina's Green Jalapeño Margaritas! Add a blend of lime and cucumber juice, some fresh jalapeño and pink Himalayan salt and you’re patio-bound in no time!
Who doesn't love to sip a sparkling cocktail during beautiful weather? Cassie from Crumb Kitchen pairs fresh-squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice with homemade grenadine and lemon-lime soda for a refreshing drink that can be enjoyed with or without alcohol.
Prickly pears are just starting to come into season in most grocery stores, so why not try a new fruit in cocktail form? This Prickly Pear and Ginger Beer Cocktail is a fruity, carbonated concoction that is the perfect patio treat!
Enjoy an Italian-style aperitivo from the comfort of your own home with this classic Italian Spritz. As Ayngelina from Bacon Is Magic points out, aperitivo is a magical time of day in Italy when friends and family meet after school and work for food and drinks. Sounds like a great habit we should all get into!
This unique cocktail is made with a bit of mustard (yes, mustard!) blended with ginger beer, rum and pineapple, guava and passion fruit juices. Charlene from Chew Street uses mustard in this cocktail like you would use horseradish in a Caesar, and the results are delicious!
And that's a wrap! Now get out there and enjoy the fruits of your labour along with this beautiful weather. What spring cocktails will you be trying?