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Signs of spring may seem elusive, but the fruits and flowers of the season will debut in good time. Until then, they make a colorful addition to your drink! Here are 12 delicious and colorful cocktail recipes to enjoy for your next springtime girls trip!
From Arizona’s Sonoran desert to the mountains of New York, historic city charms of Montreal and the seacoast splendor of Massachusetts and Florida, top-notch hotel bars share favorite spring-inspired cocktails to cheers the changing of the winter guard. Bottoms up, or perhaps should we say bikini bottoms up?
Canteloupe Martini from jade bar at Scottsdale’s fan favorite Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain (Ariz.)
1.5 oz. Titos Vodka
2 oz. Watermelon liqueur
Splash Orange juice (fresh)
Splash Lime juice (fresh)
Combine all ingredients with ice and shake. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a cantaloupe ball.
East Cocktail at the Renaissance Montreal, one of Canada’s hottest new hotel.
1.5 oz. Hennessy V.S.
1.5 oz. Sake
1 oz. Lime juice
1 oz. Lemongrass syrup
1 oz. Pomegranate juice
0.5 oz. Egg white
Combine all ingredients and shake vigorously. Filter the drink with a cocktail strainer into an Old Fashioned glass, already filled with ice.
Painted House Margarita
Painted House Margarita from Henry’s Bar at the 125-year-old Harbor View Hotel (Martha’s Vineyard)
2 oz. Silver Tequila
1 oz. Triple sec
2 oz. Pomegranate juice
1 oz. Homemade sour mix (Mix two cups of simple syrup to one cup of lemon juice,
one cup of lime juice, and 1/2 cup of grapefruit juice for an ample batch)
Combine tequila, triple sec, sour mix and pomegranate juice over ice in a pint glass and shake back and forth into a metal shaker. Rim the pint glass with salt, pour contents from shaker into the glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.
Planter’s Punch from The Newes from America Pub at the historic Kelley House (Martha’s Vineyard)
1.5 oz. Light rum
1 oz. Dark rum
1 oz. Pineapple juice
1 oz. Orange juice
0.5 oz. Grenadine
Floater Dark rum
Shake the first five ingredients together with ice. Strain into a large glass filled with ice and top with a dark rum floater, a cherry, and an orange slice.
Red’s Good Time
Red’s Good Time from Red’s Restaurant & Lounge at the Cape Cod favorite, Sea Crest Beach Hotel
1.5 oz. Absolut Citron
0.75 oz. Guava puree
Splash Club soda
Pour ingredients over ice in a 10 ounce highball glass. Stir and fill up with Sprite and Club soda. Garnish with a sprig of mint.
Polished Apple from KANU Lounge at the illustrious mountain hideaway, The Whiteface Lodge (Lake Placid, NY)
2 oz. Bison grass vodka
0.5 oz. Apple ice wine
Dash Angostura bitters
0.25 oz. Lime juice
Shake with ice and double strain. Garnish with an edible spring flower.
Clayton Cosmo from 1000 Islands Bar on the St. Lawrence River at the 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel (Clayton, N.Y.)
1 oz. Figenza vodka
0.5 oz. Elderflower liquor
0.5 oz. Lime juice
0.5 oz. White peach grape juice
Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and double strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wheel and strawberry.
Hibiscus at the Five-Star, Five-Diamond The Umstead Hotel and Spa (Cary, N.C.)
1.5 oz. Ciroc
0.5 oz. St. Germain
0.5 oz. Lemon juice
0.5 oz. Hibiscus syrup
2 dashes Peychaurds
Combine all ingredients except for the champagne with ice, and shake. Fine strain into a tall coupe, and add champagne. Garnish with a Hibiscus flower.
Sage Blueberry Collins
Sage Blueberry Collins from 3800 Ocean at the beachfront all-suite enclave, Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa (Fla.)
1 oz. Plymouth Gin
0.5 oz. Pavan Cognac
0.5 oz. Lemon juice
0.5 oz. Agave nectar
Splash Soda water
2 Fresh sage leaves
Muddle sage, blueberries, lemon juice and agave to a paste. Pack with ice and add gin and cognac before shaking well. Add a splash of soda water and double strain over fresh ice. Garnish with sage leaves and a blueberry skewer.
Repeal of 1933
Repeal of 1933 from McCoy’s Oceanfront on the beach at Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa (Fla.)
1.5 oz. 1800 SILVER Tequila
0.25 oz. Mezcal
1 Fresno chili slice
1 oz. Simple syrup
1 oz. Lime juice
In a shaker, muddle chili and strawberries. Add tequila, lime and simple syrup. Shake and strain over ice. Garnish with a lime wedge.
Golden Mojito from Fairmount Royal Pavillion (Barbados)
1¾ oz Mount Gay Rum
1⁄3 oz Fresh lime, juiced
2 bar spoons Brown Sugar
12 Fresh Mint Leaves
Lightly muddle mint (just to bruise) in the base of the glass
Add rum, lime juice and sugar
Half fill glass with crushed ice and stir with bar spoon
Fill glass with more crushed ice and stir some more
Top with Ginger Ale, stir and serve
Hotel Nacional Cocktail
Yumminess in a glass, add a touch of pineapple juice and apricot brandy to a classic Daiquiri to get this delicious cocktail from Cuba’s Hotel Nacional.
1 1⁄2 oz Caña Brava Rum
1⁄2 oz Fresh lime juice
3⁄4 oz Fresh pineapple juice
1 tsp Blume Merillen Apricot Eau-de-Vie
1 dash Angostura bitters
Pour all the ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake for 30 seconds.
Strain into a chilled glass.
Garnish with a lime wheel.
We hope you have fun mixing up these colorful cocktail recipes on your next girls’ getaway, cause what else is better than getting together with the besties and enjoying some deliciously cute drinks?