This month comes in like a lion and out like a lamb, or so they say. And while the weather may not be predictable as we make the transition from winter into spring, there’s one thing that we can control: our drinks. Celebrate all month with these 11 cocktails for your March parties.
Early spring days call for this nostalgic drink, which is reminiscent of an old-timey cream soda, only boozier. Homemade vanilla bean agave syrup adds a sweet kick to lime juice, passion fruit purée, tequila and Campari, while an egg white gives everything an irresistibly creamy texture.
This room-temperature cocktail is ideal for days when it’s not cold enough for a hot cocktail but not quite warm enough for a chilled one either. Cassia bark chips and dried lemon peel are used to smoke a wine glass, into which a spirit-forward mix of gin, dry vermouth, water, maraschino liqueur, verjus blanc and orange bitters are strained.
We’re still in peak blood orange season, so make the most of the ruby red juice in this stunning cocktail. Tequila, Cointreau and St-Germain are shaken with blood orange juice, lime juice and orange bitters to make a boozy and bright treat. The whole thing is then topped with sparkling rosé for a burst of bubbles.
This salty riff on a Bee’s Knees brings in juiced cucumber for a multidimensional flavor that’s perfect for afternoon sipping. Gin, salted cucumber juice, honey and fresh lemon juice are deliciously refreshing when shaken and strained into a coupe and garnished with a rosemary sprig.
This earthy cocktail is perfect for drinking before or after dinner. Homemade pistachio-fat-washed vodka sounds intimidating, but it’s a surprisingly simple recipe the results of which you’ll enjoy for months. Combine it with espresso and cardamom syrup for a bitter, sweet and savory concoction your guests will love.
Though the name technically means “incorrect Negroni,” this classic cocktail is the perfect big-batch drink to make for your next party. The combination of sweet vermouth, Campari, assorted fruit and prosecco is sweet, bubbly and just a touch bitter so your guests will keep coming back for more.