If all that spring garden prep is making you thirsty, we’ve got the roundup for you! Sip these cocktails on your front porch on a leisurely Sunday afternoon, or whip them for the guests at your next spring garden party. Wherever you serve them, we bet you’ll find them to be fresh, simple, and likeable, much like the spring season that’s upon us.  


Cherry Sangria 

You may be starting to see cherries in the produce section of your local grocery store soon and if you’re a sucker for their unparalleled sweetness, why not try them in a liquid form? Frozen cherries will also do the trick. 

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What you’ll need: 

  • Granulated sugar 
  • Pitted cherries 
  • Orange and lime slices 
  • Amaretto 
  • Orange liqueur 
  • Red wine 

Click Here for the Full Recipe.


Rosemary Lemonade 

What could be a better thirst-quencher than lemonade? Since this is a rundown of cocktails and not your child’s lemonade stand, how about this simple, but jacked up, version of the classic warm-weather drink. 

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What you’ll need: 

  • Sugar 
  • Rosemary sprigs 
  • Lemons and lemon slices 

Click Here for the Full Recipe.


Lavender Lemon Drop Martini 

Another twist on a classic; the lavender lemon drop is simple to make and even simpler to drink. Garnish the cocktail with a cutting of real lavender for a drink that’s authentically spring.  

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What you’ll need: 

  • Vodka 
  • Lemon juice 
  • Lavender syrup 

Click Here for the Full Recipe.  


Strawberry Gin Smash 

Lucky for us, strawberries are in season from late April to August and in addition to being flexible season-wise, they also happen to be versatile eating-wise. Serve them as desert, a snack, or in drink form. 

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What you’ll need: 

  • Sugar 
  • Lime wedge
  • Strawberries 
  • Gin  
  • Club soda 
  • Rosemary sprigs 

Click Here for the Full Recipe.

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Zakiya Kassam

Zakiya is a freelance writer/editor based out of Toronto. You can follow her on Twitter: @zakkassam

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