Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Spring Cocktails


Happy Spring!  What screams spring more like spring colors .... in your drinks! I have been trying out cocktails every chance I get since my first cruise in December. I have tried a few that bartenders shared with me and after some research on what exactly is in them, i wanted to share this post with all of my (over 21) readers in case you wanted to try some thing new !! They are soooo yummy !! Let's get started!

top 6 spring cocktail recipes

1. Tropical Blue Margarita
1 1/2 oz Tequila
1 o zBlue Curacao liqueur
1 oz lime juice
coarse salt
Rub rim of cocktail glass with lime juice. Dip rim in coarse salt. Shake tequila, blue curacao, and lime juice with ice, strain into the salt-rimmed glass, and serve.

2. Pink Lemonade Cocktail (serves 4-6)
1 (12-oz.) can frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed
3 (12-oz.) bottles beer (not dark), chilled
3/4 cup vodka, chilled
Ice
Garnishes: fresh cranberries, citrus slices

3. Passion Fruit Mojitos
Combine in a pitcher 2 parts Passion Fruit Mojito mix, 1 part white rum, and ice. Mix, then pour into ice-filled glasses. Top with a splash of club soda. Garnish with a mint sprig and a lime slice.

4. Raspberry Beer Cocktails (serves 6)
3/4 cup frozen raspberries
3 1/2 (12-oz.) bottles beer, chilled
1 (12-oz.) container frozen raspberry lemonade concentrate, thawed
1/2 cup vodka
Garnish: lemon and lime slices
Stir together first 4 ingredients. Serve over ice.

5. Kiwi Colada (serves 6)
5 peeled kiwifruit, divided
3 cups ice
1/4 cup light rum
1/4 cup Midori (melon-flavored liqueur)
3 tablespoons Cream of Coconut (such as Coco Lopez)
1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple in juice, undrained

6. Blackberry Julep (serves 1)
1 1/2 oz. Marie Brizard Blackberry
1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
1 oz. water
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a glass filled crushed ice. Stir until the glass begins to frost. Garnish with marinated mixed berries


make your own cocktail umbrellas 






To made your drinks look even more prettier you can add little umbrellas as pictured.

I love when I order a certain fruit drink, and the actual fruit is around the rim of the glass such as pineapple, kiwi, cherries, etc.


There are so many ways to make these cocktails more springlike, just use your imagination!







Happy Drinking Everyone -- Be Safe !!!
Do NOT Drink & Drive !!!!

7 comments:

  1. Awesome mixtures! Thanks for sharing. I would love to try this out on my birthday party!

    My Blog: The Sassy Theory

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    1. thank you saskia!! Yes please do. Let me know how you like whichever you try!! And happy birthday, whenever it may be. :)

      Rica xx

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  2. traci millerMay 20, 2013

    Those look so yummy !!!

    Traci miller

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  3. AnonymousMay 20, 2013

    Happy belated birthday. You would look so good with each if those drinks in your hand. Thanks for them share!!!

    Robi

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    1. Of course love. Thank you for taking the time to comment .. I liooove reading feedback :)

      Rica xx

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  4. I live in South Texas and the weather is usually very nice and these would be perfect drinks on the beach. Thanks for posting this! By the way I saw your post on Blogoholics and have sub via google +.

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