Spring is finally here and so are spring cocktails!
With the weather changing comes a change in our taste buds as well. Hence, why we love lemonade and a not hot chocolate in the spring and summer months.
Bethanie and Brea here to share two of our favorite drinks you can try out when your outside enjoying the sunshine.
First try the Cherry Blossom Tini.
A sake based cocktail, similar to a Cosmopolitan, making it light and perfect going into spring and summer. Perfect for a brunch or bridal shower, stepping up even the most casual event. The alcohol content is fairly low making it easy to have simple flavors.
Glasses of your preference, we used:
Martini glasses for the Cherry Blossom Tini
Mason jars for the Kentucky Mule
What you need for the Cherry Blossom Tini:
1.5 oz of sake (Fred Meyer’s only $8.00 — easy to find!)
0.5 oz Cointreau Orange Liqueur (substitutes are fine!)
0.5 Cranberry Juice
0.25 (half of a jigger) fresh-squeezed Lime Juice
2 dashes of Orange Bitters (less is more!!)
Secondly, try the Kentucky Mule.
Similar to a Moscow Mule, but there’s a twist. Instead of vodka, you use bourbon (preferably bullet bourbon) for the Kentucky Mule - think Kentucky Derby style. With this kind of taste you can serve it anytime to enjoy with your friends and family to enjoy these beautiful seasons.
What you need for the Kentucky Mule:
1.5 oz of bourbon (bullet bourbon is our fav!)
0.25 (half of a jigger) of fresh-squeezed Lime Juice
6 oz fill the rest with Ginger Beer
Overall, have fun with it! Get creative with what you have as far as barware, no need to restock your kitchen and who knows you could start a new trend!
We understand you may want your kids to enjoy or maybe you’re cutting back on alcohol so we wanted to include some mocktails to try out as well:
30ml Lime Juice
30ml Sugar Syrup 1
15ml Orange Bitters
120ml Soda Water
The Real Shirley Temple:
180ml Ginger Ale
Have fun sippin!