Fresh Spring Cocktail Recipes

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Celebrate the return of spring with light, fresh and flavorful spring cocktails. Try making one of these easy recipes for a spring garden party, housewarming party, or any other reason to celebrate the season.

Fruit Flavored Cocktail Recipes

Fresh fruits and juices give a flavorful burst to these refreshing drinks:

Cherry Blossom Recipe

Yield: One serving

Calories: 243

  • 1 ounce of Cherry Heering liqueur
  • ½ cup pink champagne
  • ½ cup cherry juice blend
  • Cherry for garnish

Pour all ingredients over ice. Stir and serve with cherry garnish.

Tropical Spring Break Recipe

Yield: One Serving

Calories: 150

  • 1 ounce of Midori liqueur
  • ¾ cup of pineapple juice
  • ¼ cup of orange flavored club soda
  • Slice of orange for garnish

Pour all ingredients over ice. Stir, decorate rim of glass with orange slice and serve.

Party Fruit Punch Recipe

Yield: Eight Servings

Calories per serving: 153 (plus any fresh fruit in glass)

  • 1 blood orange
  • 1 key lime
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup of pineapple juice
  • ½ cup of mango juice
  • 1 (750 milliliter) bottle bourbon
  • 3 cups of ice
  • 1 cup of sparkling white wine
  • Orange and kiwi slices, and pineapple chunks for garnish
  1. Peel orange and lemon and place them in a large punch bowl.
  2. Pour in sugar and muddle ingredients together to release the citrus oils into the sugar. (Muddling is a technique to combine ingredients by pressing them in the bottom of a bowl with a long pestle called a muddle.)
  3. Allow citrus-sugar mixture to stand for about 2 hours.
  4. Pour in fruit juices and bourbon, stirring well to combine.
  5. When you're ready to serve the punch, stir in 3 cups of ice, top with sparkling wine and garnish with fresh fruit.
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Spring Chocolate Cocktail Recipes

If you're craving sweet, rich chocolate, these cocktails provide a smooth solution:

Chocolate Cherry Kiss Recipe

Yield: One serving

Calories: 143

  • 2 ounces of chocolate vodka
  • 1 cup of pitted cherries
  • 2 ice cubes

Combine ingredients in the blender until blended and serve immediately.

Chocolate Mint Frosty Recipe

Yield: One serving

Calories: 224

  • 1 ounce of crème de cacao
  • 1 ounce of clear peppermint liqueur
  • ¼ ounce of vodka
  • 1 teaspoon of dark chocolate syrup
  • 1 ounce of fresh milk
  • Mint leaf for garnish

Combine crème de cacao, peppermint liqueur, syrup and vodka into a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour into glasses with ice, float milk on top and garnish with a mint leaf.

Fresh Herbed Cocktail Recipes

These flavorful cocktails will transport you to breezy spring orchards and herbal meadows:

Fruit-Peach Fantasy Recipe

Yield: Two servings

Calories per serving: 220

  • 8 fresh strawberries, cut into small chunks
  • ½ very ripe peach, cut into small chunks
  • ¼ lime, cut into small pieces
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups cracked ice
  • ½ cup vodka
  1. Muddle together fruit, ginger and sugar in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add ice and vodka, and shake well.
  3. Pour into two glasses and serve.

Lavender Morning Recipe

Yield: One serving

Calories per serving: 269

  • 3 sprigs of lavender flowers
  • 1 ounce of vodka
  • 1 oz Limoncello
  • ¼ cup of fresh lime juice
  • 4 ounces of champagne
  • Extra lavender flowers for garnish
  1. Strip the lavender flowers from the stem.
  2. Muddle flowers with Limoncello and lime juice in a cocktail shaker.
  3. Add vodka and shake with ice.
  4. Strain into champagne glass and pour champagne on top.
  5. Garnish with a lavender flower.

Breezy Spring Margarita Recipes

Dress your margaritas for spring with these fresh ideas:

Very Berry Margarita Recipe

Yield: Four servings

Calories per serving: 373

  • Ice cubes to fill blender
  • 6 ounces of tequila
  • 2 ounces of tangerine liqueur
  • 4 ounces of frozen strawberries
  • 4 ounces of frozen blueberries
  • 4 ounces frozen lemonade concentrate
  1. Fill blender with ice cubes and blend until crushed.
  2. Add other ingredients and blend about a half minute more until smooth.
  3. Serve in margarita glasses.

Blushing Margarita Recipe

Yield: 4 servings

Calories per serving: 237

  • 4 cups of watermelon, cubed
  • 2 cups of pink plums, peeled and cubed
  • 1 pint of strawberries
  • 1½ tablespoons of fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 8 ounces of white tequila
  1. Combine first five ingredients in blender.
  2. Pour into pitcher of ice, top with tequila and stir.

Non-Alcoholic Cocktail Recipes For Spring

Designated drivers and non-drinkers don't need to miss out on the fun with these non-alcoholic cocktail treats:

Super Fruit Cooler Recipe

Yield: One serving

Calorie: 215

  • 1 ounce of pomegranate juice
  • 2 ounces of mixed berry juice
  • 5 ounces of sparkling blueberry cider
  • Orange slice for garnish
  1. Pour cider into champagne glass.
  2. Gently pour juices over the back of a spoon onto the top of the cider so that the juices sink down slowly.
  3. Garnish with a slice of orange.

Cranberry-Lime Sparkler Recipe

Yield: One serving

Calories: 51

  • Ice
  • 2 ounces of cranberry juice blend
  • 2 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon powdered sugar
  • 4 ounces of lemon-lime flavored club soda
  • Lime wedges for garnish

Stir all ingredients into a tall glass and serve.

Virgin Sangria Recipe

Yield: Four servings

Calories: 281

  • 3 cups of white grape juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 apple, cubed
  • One orange, sliced thinly
  • One cup of fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 3 drops vanilla
  • 1 bottle sparkling grape cider
  • Ice
  1. Combine juice, cut fruit and vanilla in a large punch bowl. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.
  2. When ready to serve, add sparkling cider.
  3. Serve over ice.

So grab a seat on the porch and enjoy a delicious spring cocktail with friends!

Last Updated: April 16, 2012
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About Roberta Pescow Roberta Pescow holds a bachelor's degree in communications from City University of New York, Queens College and is a freelance writer and editor in the NJ area. The author of "A Life In The Service" and "A Monster's Tears," she enjoys writing informative articles, personal essays, fiction and music.  Roberta is a proud mother of two. Her other interests include fitness, photography, sculpture and meditation. She is a voracious reader and holds a 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwan Do. Roberta enjoys decorating her hectic, but happy home and garden in original and affordable ways.  

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