Spring drinks embody the season. And with warmer weather, fresher produce and back-to-back boozy holidays, there’s no better time to be a drinker than spring. Let the longer days and seasonal bounty inspire your spring cocktail creativity with recipes you can put to work on Cinco de Mayo, the Kentucky Derby or any other time the feeling moves you.
Rye House Spring Beer Cocktail
Rye House Spring Beer Cocktail
Paloma cocktail in a highball glass with a lime wheel
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Bunny Mary
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oaks lily cocktail garnished with two skewered blackberries, served on a bar cart
Oaks Lily
purple-hued Peeping Tom cocktail in a coupe, garnished with two yellow Peeps marshmallows
Peeping Tom
spanish gin & tonic cocktail
Spanish Gin & Tonic
Lemon Drop cocktail in a sugar-rimmed glass
Lemon Drop
Pink and frozen Guava Rose cocktail served in coupe glass and garnished with pink rose petal, shot against marble backdrop
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In the foreground, a chocolate Easter bunny with yellow eyes and no top of its head is filled with white liquid and dusted with chocolate. In the background, out of focus, is a yellow plate with three fresh strawberries on top.
Easter Bunny Shot
Kentucky Mule cocktail
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Bee's Knees cocktail in a coupe with lemon peel garnish
Bee’s Knees
Nui Nui cocktail
Nui Nui
Rhubarb and Strawberry Collins
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A detailed highball glass holds a bourbon-spiked sweet tea, a number of medium-sized ice cubes, a lemon wheel, and a sprig of mint, which drapes over the glass. The background is dark hard wood.
Bourbon Sweet Tea
two bright-yellow gin and juice cocktails on a wooden bar
Gin & Juice
Teal-quila Sunrise cocktail layered in a highball glass with red on bottom and blue on top, garnished with two raspberries wrapped in a lemon peel
Teal-quila Sunrise
A thin-walled rocks glass sits on a gray concrete surface. The glass holds a vivid green cocktail over ice, garnished with a lime wheel.
Green Margarita
Garden Gin & Tonic
Gin & Tonic cocktail with lime wheels, served on a wooden surface
Gin & Tonic
green-hued grasshopper cocktail in a gold-rimmed coupe glass
red-colored El Chapo cocktail in a rocks glass, garnished with two skewered strawberries slices
El Chapo
bright-green Snap, Chat & Rum cocktail in a coupe, garnished with a fennel frond
Snap, Chat & Rum
A clear Collins glass filled with a bright yellow slushie and garnished with crisp bacon
High on the Hog
A chilled, yellow-hued Martini served in a clear Martini glass on a round black tray
Coco Chanel
Girls Next Door
Room Temperature Martini No. 1
A bright yellow cocktail served over ice in a rocks glass, garnished with three slices of green apple
Guadalajara Silver
Fresh Berry Delicious cocktail
Fresh Berry Delicious
Breakfast Martini
Breakfast Martini
Rhubarb & Strawberry Collins cocktail in a collins class over ice, with a red straw and lemon wheel
Rhubarb & Strawberry Collins
Rhubarb Fix cocktail
Rhubarb Fix
Mint simple syrup in Mason jar beside mint leaves and turbinado sugar
Mint Simple Syrup
An Early Taste of Spring
Shoe Maker
red-hued Rosé Cobbler cocktail in a stemmed glass, topped with berries, mint and powdered sugar
Rosé Cobbler
Charrita Margarita
Charrita Margarita
Ruby Patch cocktail
Ruby Patch
On a dramatically lit blue marble surface rests a margarita glass. It’s filled with crushed ice and a orange-flushed margarita, and garnished with a large sprig of basil and a lime wheel.
Strawberry Basil Margarita
Precision Timepiece cocktail
Precision Timepiece
Jockey Club cocktail in a cocktail glass, with a skewered cherry balanced on the rim
Jockey Club
Golden Glove cocktail in a rocks glass with a half lime wheel, served in a sunbeam on a white textured surface
Golden Glove
two Strawberry Pisco Sour cocktails with thick, foamy heads
Strawberry Pisco Sour
A coupe glass with a golden-brown drink topped with white foam rests on a perforated metal table.
Green Derby
pink-hued rosemary & rhubarb cocktail in a coupe, garnished with an apple fan
Rosemary & Rhubarb
Rooster-Tail Cocktail
Green Giant cocktail in a crystal-cut rocks glass with ice, garnished with two sugar snap pea pods
Green Giant
Pink-hued Lone Ranger cocktail in a highball glass with lemon twist, on white background
Lone Ranger
A wine glass with a thick stem and delicate bowl holds a bright crimson drink over a few ice cubes. A brick wall is out of focus in the backdrop
A faceted cocktail glass holds a vivid pink drink, and is garnished by a bright red strawberry half. The background is mottled gray.
Strawberries & Cream
Mezcal Last Word in coupe glass with v-shaped etching, on marble background
Mezcal Last Word
A rounded coupe sits on a sky blue placemat. The drink within is golden yellow, topped with thick white foam with a micro green floating on it.
Spring’s First Bloom
Seersucker cocktail
Cocoa Passion
A small Martini glass holds a golden-green cocktail, garnished with a cherry on a pick.
Apple Fool’s Martini
Blackberry Wine Slushie
Blackberry Wine Slushie
Basil simple syrup
Basil Simple Syrup
Jalisco Flor cocktail
Jalisco Flor
Cupid's Champagne Potion cocktail
Cupid’s Champagne Potion
Celtic Frappe
Celtic Frappé