21 Delicious Spring Cocktails (2024)

March 29, 2023 by Anna-Bet Stemmet

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Slow down and smell the flowers! We’ve got a lovely selection of 21 spring cocktails that are tailor-made for celebrating longer days, warmer weather, and Mother Nature shrugging off her winter layers.

1. Cherry Blossom

The beautiful Cherry Blossom cocktail in a rocks glass garnished with fresh cherries for an extra pop of color

The best spring cocktails come to the party with plenty of seasonal flair. To make two Cherry Blossom cocktails, combine 1.5 oz sake, 1 oz cherry liqueur, 0.5 oz gin, 0.25 oz orange liqueur, 0.25 oz grenadine, and 0.25 oz lemon juice in a mixing glass with ice. Stir until thoroughly chilled, strain into two chilled glasses, and garnish with fresh or brandied cherries.   

Make it with: Bulldog Gin and Grand Marnier Orange Liqueur

2. Lemon Lavender Gin Rickey

Two mason jars of Lemon Lavender Gin Rickey cocktail against a lwhite backdrop with a bunch of lavender in a vase

The Gin Rickey is a great spring cocktail that’s fresh, low-cal, and easy to prepare. Our springtime version has a lovely twist: build 1.5 oz gin, 2 oz fresh lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon honey syrup in a tall serving glass with ice. Charge the drink with 2 oz club soda, and garnish with a wedge of lemon and a sprig of lavender. 

Gin inspiration: How to Make the Perfect Gin and Juice Recipe

3. The Spring Buzz

A cup fo Spring Buzz cocktail with a jar of honey and some camomile blooms to the side

If you are a fan of the cozy Hot Toddy, this spring cocktail recipe will be right up your alley. Add 1 oz whiskey and 0.25 oz elderflower liqueur to a rock glass over ice. Pour in a good measure of cooled camomile tea (sweetened with honey) and finish it with a squeeze of lemon. 

Make it with: Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon

4. White Rabbit

Two White Rabbit spring cocktails with edible flower garnish

This seasonal riff on the classic Brandy Alexander combines 1 oz gin, 0.5 oz hazelnut liqueur, 0.5 oz double cream, and 0.5 teaspoon lemon curd. Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice, and shake until frosty. Strain into a chilled serving glass, and garnish with edible flowers if preferred.   

Make it with: Frangelico 

5. Tom Collins

Two ice-cold glasses of Tom Collins cocktail against a wooden backdrop garnished with lemon slices and cherries

Spring vodka cocktails don’t get easier than the simple Tom Collins. This iconic highball is a variation of the classic Gin Sour, and the ideal drink to clink when the weather is balmy and you want something ice cold, tall, and delicious to sip at leisure. 

6. Honey Rose Margarita

Two Honey Rose Margarita spring cocktails with rose petal and lime wheel garnish

This tequila spring cocktail combines 1 oz orange liqueur , 2 oz tequila, 1 oz fresh lemon juice, 0.25 oz honey syrup and 2 dashes of rose water in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until frosty, and strain into a cocktail glass with fresh ice and garnish with rose petals.

Make it with: Espolòn Tequila Blanco

7. Mezcal Michelada

A top view of a Mezcal Michelada cocktail with a paprika rim and a lime wedge garnish

The classic Michelada is a time-honored beer cocktail with plenty of Mexican swagger, and this version adds 1 oz mezcal to the original recipe to transform it into something completely unique. 

Make it with: Montelobos Mezcal

8. Grand Marnier Spritz

Two Grand Marnier Spritz cocktails and a cheeseboard with olives served poolside

If a kiss of citrus is what you want to celebrate springtime, you’ve got to try the Grand Marnier Spritz. Pour 1.5 oz Grand Marnier into an ice-filled serving glass, then add a splash of lemonade, top it off with Prosecco and garnish with a fresh slice of orange.

Make it with: Cinzano Prosecco D.O.C.

9. Elderflower & Herb Cooler

Two glasses of Elderflower & Herb Cooler cocktail with bamboo straws and extra elderflower blooms as garnish

Elderflower cocktails are perfect for spring, and the Elderflower & Herb cooler takes this drink format into an exciting flavor space. Ideal for batching, it’s easy to turn into a jug for simple serving.

Add rosemary and thyme leaves to an empty ice cube tray along with edible flowers. Fill the tray with water, and put it in the freezer. Combine 2 oz elderflower cordial, 5 oz elderflower liqueur, and 5 oz Bulldog Gin in a serving jug with your floral ice. Stir until well-combined, then pour into serving glasses and top it off with club soda before serving. 

10. Bourbon & Apple Fizz

Two Bourbon Apple Fizz cocktails with fresh apple slice and mint garnish

If the Ramos Gin Fizz has always tickled your fancy, you have to make the Bourbon & Apple Fizz cocktail this spring. Add 1.5 oz bourbon, 0.5 oz lemon juice, and a dash of bitters to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well to combine, and strain the cocktail into a serving glass filled with ice. Top it off with sparkling apple juice, garnish with a slice of apple, and serve. 

11. Mezcal Pineapple Sour

Two glasses of Mezcal Pineapple Sour cocktail on a wooden serving platter on a table with a wicker chair in the background

To make a Mezcal Pineapple Sour combine 1.5 oz mezcal, 2 oz pineapple juice, half a teaspoon of agave syrup, 1 oz lime juice, and an egg white to a cocktail shaker. Dry shake until foamy, then add ice and shake until chilled. Strain the mixture into a serving glass, and garnish with a few drops of aromatic bitters. 

Read next: 9 Best Pineapple and Tequila Cocktails

12. Orange Ginger Mint Sodas

Two Orange Ginger Mint Sodas cocktails on a silver serving platter against a dark backdrop

Ginger beer cocktails are always a crowd-pleaser, and even though the Orange Ginger Mint Soda cocktail is a lighter take on this template, it is certainly no exception. The trick lies in making a simple infused orange, ginger and mint syrup. For tips and tricks on how to make your own infused syrups, check out our easy syrup variations for cocktail making. To make the soda, fill a tall serving glass with ice, add two to three tablespoons of the syrup, and top off with club soda 

More mocktails: Are Mocktails Healthy? Here’s the Skinny!

13. Green Tea Sangria

Two refreshing Green Tea Sangria cocktails in the midst of a bunch of colorful blooms

This beautiful big-batch drink is perfect for al fresco lunches. To make it simply add sweetened and cooled green tea to a pitcher along with a bottle of white wine, a few lemon slices, and a handful of fresh mint leaves. Refrigerate for two hours and serve alongside ice-filled tumblers, so everyone can help themselves.

14. Marzipan Old Fashioned

Two Marzipan Old Fashioned cocktail s on a cork serving platter, garnished with an orange twist and cherry each

The Marzipan Old Fashioned is a very special drink with amazing depth of flavor. Add 1 oz Frangelico, one teaspoon simple syrup, a few dashes of orange bitters, and two drops of almond essence to a cocktail mixing glass. Add a few ice cubes and stir until the outside of the glass is cold. Pour in 1 oz brandy and add a few more ice cubes, and give it another stir. Strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice, and garnish with an orange twist. 

15. Iced Tea Sangria

A fruity Iced Tea Sangria cocktail garmished with mint and surrounded by fresh fruit slices

To make a batch of Iced Tea Sangria, add your favorite tea (cooled) to a jug with two cups of white wine, then add honey syrup to taste. Give it a good stir, cool it in the fridge overnight, and add some ice and fresh fruit before serving.   

16. Raspberry Lemon & Lime Ginger Beer

Two mason jars of Raspberry Lemon & Lime Ginger Beer Cocktail on a light wood surface

Berries are bountiful in springtime, and add a delectable natural sweetness to mixed drinks like the Raspberry Lemon & Lime Ginger Beer Cocktail. Add ice to a highball glass, followed by 0.75 oz raspberry purée, and add 1.5 oz ginger beer and a splash of limoncello. Give it a good stir, then top it with 4 oz of Prosecco, finishing it off with a squeeze of lime. Garnish with fresh raspberries to serve. 

Read next: The Best Fruity Cocktails for Summer

17. Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary Cocktail garnished with celery, capers and olives

Springtime is the ideal opportunity to head outdoors for lingering brunches with family and friends. Serve a savory-inspired Bloody Mary with all the trimmings and allow the freshness of tomatoes to shine through.  

Make it with: SKYY Vodka

18. Orange Blossom

Orange Blossom cocktail

Did you know that the orange blossom symbolizes eternal love, innocence, good luck, and fertility? The Orange Blossom cocktail ticks all these boxes, featuring a dainty mix of orange juice and gin. It is sweetened with vermouth to balance the drink’s natural acidity.

Make it with: Cinzano Vermouth Rosso 

19. Rhubarb Gin & Tonic

Two zesty Rhubarb Gin & Tonic cocktails on a white serving platter surrounded by mint, lime slices and fresh rhubarb

Gin is such a versatile spirit, and its innate herbaceous flavor profile is perfect for layering with fresh florals and vegetative ingredients. Make a Rhubarb Gin & Tonic cocktail by adding 2 oz Bulldog Gin, 0.5 oz fresh lime juice, and two tablespoons of rhubarb syrup to a mixing glass with ice. Give it a good stir and strain it into a serving glass with fresh ice. Charge with tonic water, garnish with lime wedges, and serve.  

How to make infused syrups at home: Easy Syrup Variations for Cocktail Making 

20. Lemon Drop Martini

Lemon Drop Martini

The Lemon Drop Martini combines citrus vodka, Grand Marnier, lemon juice, and simple syrup. With its perky attitude and pretty sugar rim, it’s a perfectly balanced retro drink that originates from the 1970s and was named after a lemon candy that was equally popular at the time.

Make it with: SKYY Infusions Citrus Vodka 

21. Dark ‘n Stormy

Dark ‘n Stormy Cocktail

The Dark ‘n Stormy recipe is over 100 years old, but still hits all of the right flavor notes today. Super simple to pour, yet gorgeously zesty and refreshing to the core, it’s a great seaside sipper and tailor-made for warm spring days. 

Make it with: Appleton Estate Rum


The Old Fashioned cocktail is a very versatile slow sipper that can be enjoyed in any season. If you’re looking for a drink that’s perfect for warm-weather occasions, we highly recommend the Marzipan Old Fashioned cocktail. Find this recipe, and other great cocktails, on The Mixer.

Celebrate springtime with fresh, floral cocktails like the Cherry Blossom, Lemon Lavender Gin Rickey, Spring Buzz, and White Rabbit. Find a complete list of spring drinks on The Mixer for more inspiration.

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