Spring has Sprung – Yum

This time of year (especially in Buffalo) calls for celebration. It’s time to drink to the flowers, the budding trees, the dog walking, the rollerblading, and the people watching. It sunny, warm, breezy and the perfect weather for spring cocktails on the porch.

Here are a few of my favorite springtime recipes to get you in the mood:

Apricot Cooler CocktailApricot Cooler

2 oz Apricot Brandy
1 oz Lime Juice
½ oz Simple Syrup
¼ oz Grenadine
4 dashes Angostura Bitters

Add all ingredients, except for soda, in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and strain, over ice. Top with soda water and stir. Garnish with slice of apricot or orange.

Spring has Sprung CocktailSpring Has Sprung

2 oz White Rum
1 oz Crème De Menthe – Green
Ginger Ale
Seedless Green Grapes

Put 3 ice cubes in a highball glass. Pour in the rum, top with Crème de Menthe. Add a few seedless green grapes and top with ginger ale.

California Lemonade CocktailCalifornia Lemonade

1 oz Vodka
1 oz Gin
1 oz Rum
Pink Lemonade

Fill a 16 oz glass with ice, add all vodka, gin and rum and top with pink lemonade. Stir and garnish with a lemon wedge.

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