Refresh Your Cocktail Menu for Spring

SPRING BLOOM

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 ½ ozs Vodka
  • ¾ oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ oz honey
  • 3 ozs soda water
  • 1 sprig rosemary, for garnish
  • 1 pinch lavender salt, for garnish

DIRECTIONS:

Add vodka, lemon juice, honey and ice to a cocktail shaker. Shake for 30-40 seconds. Strain into a glass with fresh ice & top off with soda water. Finish with a pinch of lavender salt and rosemary garnish.

MEZCAL MICHELADA

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 ½ oz mezcal
  • ½ oz fresh squeezed lime juice
  • ½ oz amber agave
  • 1 dash Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 dash hot sauce
  • 2 ozs lager beer
  • lime wedge to garnish

DIRECTIONS:

Add the mezcal, lime juice, agave, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce to a cocktail shaker, along with 3 cubes of ice. Shake and strain into a rocks glass. Top with beer.

GINGER & MINT ORANGE SODA

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 oranges
  • 1 ½ cups demara (raw) sugar
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 8-1”pcs ginger
  • 1 bunch fresh mint
  • 1 liter club soda
  • crushed ice

DIRECTIONS:

Use a vegetable peeler to peel rind from oranges in thin pieces, taking care not to get white pith on rind. Cut oranges in half and squeeze juice into a 3-quart saucepan. Add sugar and water to saucepan; place over med-high heat and bring to a boil, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves. Reduce heat to med. Add orange rind, ginger, and mint; simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature. Strain syrup, discarding solids.

Fill a tall glass halfway with crushed ice. Add ¼ cup of syrup and top off with club soda. If desired, add a splash of orange-flavoured vodka or spiced rum to glass before topping with club soda. Garnish with thin slice of orange and a couple of mint leaves.

LAVENDAR LEMON GIN RICKEY

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 ozs gin
  • 4 ozs freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 4 ozs seltzer water
  • 2 spriggs of lavender
  • 2 lemon wedges

DIRECTIONS:

Pour gin, lemon juice, and honey over ice in a cocktail shaker and shake well.

Strain into two glasses filled with ice. Top with seltzer.

Garnish each glass with a sprig of lavender and a slice of lemon.

RHUBARB RAMOS GIN FIZZ

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 ozs dry gin
  • ½ oz lemon juice
  • ½ oz lime juice
  • 2 ozs rhubarb syrup
  • 1 oz heavy cream
  • 1-2 drops rosewater
  • 1 egg white
  • ice
  • soda water

DIRECTIONS:

Combine all ingredients except ice and soda in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Add ice to shaker and shake a further 30 seconds. Strain into a tall chilled glass and top up with soda.

To make rhubarb syrup, cut a pound of rhubarb stalks into 1” pieces, wrap them in cheesecloth, and simmer for a half hour in 2 C water and 1 C sugar. Strain into a glass container with a lid and refrigerate.

Author: LivingSpaces

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