Drink up! Top Spring Cocktails

April Showers bring May…cocktails? Sure, we’ll go with that. Here is a list of some of Southern Boating‘s favorite spring cocktails. Enjoy!

Mint Julep

An image of a mint julep, the ideal spring cocktail
The Iconic drink is the perfect spring cocktail.

2 oz Bourbon
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
Crushed Ice
Mint Sprig 

In a julep cup (or highball glass) muddle 2 sprigs of mint with the simple syrup. Fill cup 3/4 full with crushed ice. Add bourbon. Stir. Fill remaining glass with crushed ice and a sprig of mint.

Recommended appetizer: Baby Lettuce Salad with Radishes

Berry Breeze

A berry breeze cocktail in a mason jar.
A berry breeze cocktail is perfect for spring cruising!
2 oz Russian Vodka
4-5 blackberries
1/4 oz fresh lime juice
Ginger beer
Muddle blackberries. Add vodka and lime juice. Shake over ice. Strain into an ice-filled double old-fashioned (or copper mug). Top off with ginger beer. Stir gently. Garnish with a lime wheel and blackberry.
Recommended appetizer: Pork Sliders with Broccoli Rabe




Spicy Strawberry Blonde

An image of a strawberry drink with jalapeno
Blondes always have more fun. And more jalapeno.

2 oz Jalapeno Tequila
1 oz Lime juice
3/4 oz Simple syrup
1 Strawberry

In shaker muddle strawberry, add ice and all ingredients. Shake and pour into a rox glass and garnish with strawberry and jalapeño.

Recommended dessert: Asian Sweet and Sour Fruit 

Limoncello Spritzers

Try a twist on limoncello: Limoncello Spritzers!

6 cups limoncello

Directions: Add ice cubes to a  pitcher. Pour the seltzer in and mix in the limoncello. Pour into individual glasses. Garnish with a lemon slice on the rim of each glass.

Recommended dessert: Strawberries with Lime Cream

What’s your favorite spring cocktail? Tell us in the comments!

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