April showers bring May flowers, and May flowers bring garden parties, outdoor picnics and entertaining opportunities galore.
When the springtime comes you’ll need more than your lighter clothing and sunglasses - you’ll need some new cocktail recipes to make those seasonal gatherings as pleasant as the warm weather.
Bubble tea is already a totally unique beverage – the tapioca “bubbles” in the glass provides a texture that goes beyond the traditional fizz. This recipe goes even further and throws some booze into the mix – while you can use your favorite flavored liquor we recommend doing a pineapple version of the beverage with some rum – this little hit of the tropics is perfect for spring.
Another offering that contains a tart bite is this take on the classic lemon drop cocktail, which definitely needs some modifications to go beyond it’s roots as a shot for the college party set. Blogger SippitySup
came up with the exciting idea to use fresh Yuzu juice for the added zing, an ingredient that you will thankfully not find at your average sorority party.
If you want to add a twist to the traditional mojito, this recipe turns the drink blue with the addition of lavender syrup and fresh blueberries. Those extra ingredients don’t just give the drink a fruity flavor, they color the beverage a sweet shade of indigo that should match nicely with the flowers in your garden.
Fans of screwdrivers and orange mimosas should check out this cheekily named beverage from The Five O’Clock Cocktail
blog. It has all the Florida citrus you can handle but it spices up the average orange and vodka combo with the addition of herbal Yellow Chartreuse.
If you want to spice up your Cinco de Mayo celebration (or just enjoy the cooling flavors of cucumber) you can whip up a batch of these jelly shots that are spiked with lime, tequila and cucumber puree.
A few sprigs of mint, some ginger and lemon is all you need to turn that beer into a cocktail that’s light, refreshing and trendy, since using beer as a cocktail base is an idea that’s fresh as a sunshower.
If you’re looking for a brunch time treat, this take on the classic mimosa incorporates tangerine and strawberries for an extra hit of fruit. This is a good one to serve on Mother’s Day or during any of the other occasions that call for an excellent weekend meal in the middle of the day.
Thyme and elderflower combine to make this not-your-average gin and tonic stand out with the flavors of the season. The simple syrup you make with the herb can also be added to a litlte sparkling wine for a grassy and memorable brunch cocktail.
Your dreams of summer vacations will be helped along by this fruity libation, which mixes lemon juice, orange, pineapple and mango with exotic dragon fruit vodka. Feel free to garnish with those little cocktail umbrellas to add to the effect.
nybarfly knows his drinks and also where to get the best sauce in Manhattan. Check out his blog site, NYBarfly and his Tablespoon profile — be sure to continue to check Rock UR Party for more tips and suggestions for discovering new bevvies.