3 Cocktails to Welcome Spring

Spring has arrived! We don’t have four seasons here in Las Vegas. We only have two seasons: a cold winter (for us Las Vegans anyway) and a freaking hot summer. I always think it’s Springtime when Easter has arrived. I love light cocktails that remind me of flowers and light fruits like lemons and melons.

The first drink my friend Noelle and I created a lovely raspberry lemonade drink which would be perfect on a warm Spring day.

Lemon Mint Medley

3 Cocktails to Welcome Spring
Serving Size – 1

Ingredients

  • 2 lemons
  • 2 mint leaves
  • 1.4 oz Vodka
  • 1.4 oz Raspberry
  • 1.4 oz Simple Syrup

Method

  1. · Squeeze the 2 lemons into a cup and make sure to take out the seeds.
  2. · Tear up 2 mint leaves and place in the lemon juice.
  3. · Mix and muddle the mint leaves in the cup.
  4. · Pour in all ingredients into a shaker.
  5. · Shake it up and serve.

Drinking a Lemon Mint Medley
I was feeling really buzzed at my Birthday Game Night a few weeks ago and wanted to make a drink. I thought I should create something tasty with Blue Curacao. It was the first version of this drink. Noelle and I decided to create something that would taste good and wouldn’t make you gag from too much alcohol like the original version.

Azure Island Sky

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Serving Size – 1

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 oz. Vodka
  • 1/2 oz. Raspberry Liqueur
  • 1/2 oz. Blue Curacao
  • 1.16 oz. Pink Lemonade (I used Trader Joe’s Low-Calorie Pink Lemonade)
  • 3 oz. Club Soda or Sparkling Water
  • 1 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz. Simple Syrup

Method

  1. Make fresh lemon juice by squeezing some lemons. 
  2. Mix all the ingredients into a shaker
  3. Shake it up and put into a glass.
  4. Grate lemon zest on the top of the drink and then serve.

I’ve never heard of Pisco Sour until Ivan and I were travelling in South America during an overlanding trip. It’s a great drink that’s been added to one of my favorite drinks. Pisco is a brandy that is distilled from muscat grapes.

Peruvian Pisco Sour

Pisco Sours
Pisco SourCC BY-SA 2.0
Serving Size – 1

Ingredients

  • 3 oz. Peruvian Pisco
  • 2 oz. key lime juice (called green lemons in Peru)
  • 1 Tablespoon egg white
  • 1 12 oz. simple syrup
  • 14 cup crushed ice
  • 2 –3 drops Angostura bitters

Method

  1. In a blender, combine key lime juice with the egg white.
  2. Add simple syrup, Pisco, and ice and blend at high speed until frothy.
  3. Pour into a sour glass, top with a few drops of bitters and serve.

Original Recipe from Food.com

I hope you enjoy the Spring Cocktails. What’s your favorite Spring Cocktail?

Photography by Noelle C. for the first 3 pictures

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4 Comments

  1. April 5 / 6:41 pm

    Great post! The lemon mint one sounds right up my alley. I will have to give it a try! & when my husband and I were in Vegas a few years ago, we were walking around, sweating in our shorts, and there were people in front of us bundled up in hoodies and jeans. We couldn’t believe it! Haha guess it shows just how well you adapt to your home climate!

    • Jen
      April 10 / 10:51 am

      Thanks, Kristyn! How funny! I would never wear a hoodie in summer. I could do jeans, but it’s too hot!

  2. April 8 / 3:15 am

    Oh wow, what a delicious selection of cocktails! Could have one now and it’s only the morning! Thanks for linking up x

    • Jen
      April 10 / 10:45 am

      Thanks! Cocktails are good anytime!

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