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Happy spring! Did anyone else get a sunburn on St Patrick's day this year? Personally, I've enjoyed this fair weather trend and have happily sent my wool coat and boots to the back of the closet. It's also a time to change up menu offerings, and that includes drinks. I found the four spring-appropriate recipes below, just in time for Easter brunch. Cheers to warm days ahead!
Butterfly Martini Cocktail by Grey Goose
1.5 parts lemon-flavored vodka
2 parts White Grape Juice
3 Basil Leaves
3 Mint Leaves
1 tsp Elderflower Cordial
1 tsp Fresh Lemon Juice
1 Lemon Rind
Fill a cocktail shaker with shredded basil and mint leaves, and combine with all other ingredients. Shake with ice and strain through a fine sieve. Top with a squeeze of lemon rind. Serve in a cocktail glass and garnish with an edible flower.
Lemon Drop Sparkle by Korbel
(12 oz.) can lemonade frozen concentrate, thawed
In a pitcher, stir to combine lemonade concentrate, champagne, Tuaca and sparkling water. Using a slice of lemon, moisten the rim of each glass. Dip rim into crushed lemon drop candies. Pour in the champagne mixture and garnish with sliced lemons or lemon twist.
Sapphire Revelation by Bombay
3 parts Gin
Stir in a mixing glass filled with ice then strain into a chilled martini cocktail glass. Garnish with a single rose petal.
Bacardi 8 Rum Julep
2 parts Bacardi 8 year old rum
Gently bruise mint with sugar syrup and bitters, in the base of a mixing glass. Then pour rum, add ice, and stir well. Fill a high ball glass with crushed ice, pour the liquid from the mixing glass using a strainer, stir, and add more ice. Garnish with a mint sprig.
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