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13 Spring Cocktails Worth Sipping

Discover thirteen spring cocktails that you’ll love sipping throughout the spring season and beyond. Some are sweet. Some are floral. They all taste great.

Hemingway Daiquiri Next to Pink Flowers
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Spring is special.

It’s the season when we say goodbye to cold, dark winter days and hello to sunshine and daffodils. We love this season’s longer days and warmer weather along with the sun-assisted Vitamin D we receive during long, leisurely walks.

We also love spring cocktails.

What Are Spring Cocktails?

Gin Gimlet on Grass
We sipped this classic Gimlet outside amid spring greenery. | Image: ©2foodtrippers

Spring cocktails are cocktails that taste great on hotel verandahs and at graduation parties. Many feature gin in their ingredient list while others incorporate bourbon, rum and vodka.

And, not surprisingly, many burst in pastel colors.

Crafting Spring Cocktails at Home

Crafted Absinthe Frappe with Mint Leaves
Fresh mint is a key ingredient is many of our favorite spring cocktails. | Image: ©2foodtrippers

We love crafting cocktails in the spring months when we can sip them with the windows wide open. Sometimes we serve our spring drink creations at Kentucky Derby parties and sometimes we sip them in the pleasure of our own company.

These are our favorite spring cocktail recipes:

12 Of The Best Spring Cocktails

Absinthe Frappe with White Background
Absingthe Frappe
The Absinthe Frappe isn't absent in the list of our favorite spring cocktails. The historic New Orleans cocktail has been tickling tongues for more than a century.
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Army and Navy Cocktail
Army and Navy
The Army and Navy cocktail is a classic sipper that’s simultaneously sweet, sour and herbaceous. It’s also easy to craft with just four ingredients plus ice.
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Bees Knees Cocktail with Ingredients on Window Sill
Bee’s Knees
The Bee's Knees screams spring with ingredients that include dry gin, tart lemon juice and sweet honey.
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Cosmopolitan Cocktail from Below
It's pink color and easy recipe makes the Cosmo ideal for any spring fling.
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Gin Gimlet on Green Marble
This sophisticated sipper tastes like spring in every sip. It's also easy to craft with gin, lime juice and simple syrup.
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Grasshopper Cocktail with White Background
The Grasshopper is as green as the leaves that grow on the trees each spring. It's also creamy, dreamy and delicious.
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Hemingway Daiquiri Next to Blue Tiles
Hemingway Daiquiri
Hemingway probably drank this cocktail during the spring. Then again, he probably drank it in other seasons too. The drink was named in his honor after all.
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Hugo Spritz Cocktail with Black Background
Hugo Spritz
We love sipping this refreshing Italian sipper on sunny spring days but we'll understand if you want to sip Hugo Spritzes on rainy days too.
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Kentucky Mule with Black Background
Kentucky Mule
The Kentucky Mule is our favorite mule. The sweet and spicy cocktail is an ideal spring sipper for bourbon drinkers.
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Last Word Cocktail with White Background
Last Word
The Last Word is another green cocktail but this one has green Chartreuse, dry gin, maraschino liqueur and freshly squeezed lime juice in its ingredient roster.
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Lemon Drop Martini from Above with White Background
Lemon Drop
Sweet and tart, the Lemon Drop Martini is ideal to sip at spring soirees.
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Mint Julep Next to White Tiles
Mint Julep
Millions of people drink Mint Juleps while they watch the Kentucky Derby each May. We love drinking the sweet bourbon smash cocktail throughout spring and during the other three seasons too.
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Pink Lady Cocktail with Cherries
Pink Lady
This pretty pink cocktail packs a surprising punch. Drink it with both caution and glee during the spring and all year long.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are spring cocktails?

Spring cocktails are cocktails that are especially enjoyable to drink during the spring season.

What are the best spring cocktail?

While numerous cocktails are popular during the spring season, our favorites include the Bee’s Knees, Mint Julep and Pink Lady cocktails.

When is the best time to drink spring cocktails?

Spring cocktails taste best during the months of March, April, May and June.

Where is the best place to drink spring cocktails?

You can drink cocktails anywhere but the best places are outside on a porch, verandah or patio.

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About the Authors

Daryl and Mindi Hirsch

Saveur Magazine’s BEST TRAVEL BLOG award winners Daryl and Mindi Hirsch share their culinary travel experiences and recipes on the 2foodtrippers website. Since launching the site in 2012, they’ve traveled to over 40 countries in their quest to bring readers a unique taste of the world.


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Original Publication Date: April 22, 2023

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