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Seasonal Spring Cocktails

Mar 14, 2012 11:07PM ● By Anonymous
A nice fellow over at Altitude Spirits shared these recipes with me, and I just had to share them with you. 

The Bitter Kiss

This delectable cocktail comes to us from PouredPure fan Marc Caballero. To create it, muddle three mint leaves with two dashes of orange bitters. Add 2 ounces of Vodka 14 and 2 ounces of blood orange juice. Shake and strain over ice in a Highball glass. Top off the cocktail with ginger beer and garnish with sprig of mint.


Grapefruit Rum Cooler

This sweet and tart cocktail is packed with light, natural flavors perfect for spring evenings. In a cocktail shaker, muddle four mint sprigs, one ounce of simple syrup, 1 ounce of fresh-squeezed lemon juice and

2.5 ounces of grapefruit juice. Add 1.5 ounces of Papagayo Silver Rum and shake with ice. Strain into a Collins glass over ice and top with club soda and a splash of Angostura bitters. Stir. Garnish with grapefruit and mint.


Cucumber Mint Gin and Tonic

Cucumber’s light, crisp flavor makes this twist on the classic gin and tonic perfect for warmer weather. Muddle a slice of English cucumber and two sprigs mint in highball glass, then fill with ice. Add 3 ounces of Juniper Green London Dry Gin, 4 ounces of tonic water and half an ounce of fresh-squeezed lime juice. Stir and garnish with a cucumber wheel.


Russian Spring Punch

To create this sweet, refreshing new classic, begin with 3 ounces of UK5 Organic Vodka, a splash of crème de Cassis, 3 ounces of fresh-squeezed lemon juice, and a splash of simple syrup or gomme. Shake and strain into a tall glass with ice and top with Giol Organic Prosecco. Garnish with fresh berries.