Six simple, fresh cocktail recipes to welcome the spring

Spring is officially here! Let’s put that cold winter behind us and welcome the flower blooms and sunny afternoons in the city to relax and enjoy some refreshing cocktails to toast with friends and family.

Nothing will feel better on a warm day than ending it with a lavender martini, a fresh citrus tequilita, or a raspberry liqueur spritz. Here are six simple and delicious spring cocktail recipes that will delight everyone this season.

Mimosa Mocktail

mocktail de mimosa LaCroix
Photo: LaCroix


  • 6 oz LaCroix Orange sparkling water
  • 2 oz fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • 1 oz fresh-squeezed lime juice


Mix ingredients and serve in a champagne flute. Serve with orange garnish.

* Recipe by LaCroix

Lavender and Lemon Drop Martini

Martini de gota de lavanda y limón
Photo: The Spruce Eats


  • 1 tsp culinary lavender buds (fresh or dried)
  • 1 tbsp simple syrup
  • 2 oz lemon vodka
  • 1 oz of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • A sprig of lavender for garnish


In a cocktail shaker, lightly muddle the lavender and simple syrup. Add the vodka and lemon juice. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish your drink with a sprig of lavender.

* Recipe by The Spruce Eats

Chambord Spritz

Spritz de Chambord
Photo: Revista SML


  • 1 part Chambord liqueur
  • 3 parts white wine
  • 2 parts soda water
  • Sprig of mint and black raspberries for garnish


Fill a large wine glass with ice. Add Chambord, white wine, and top with soda water. Garnish with black raspberries and mint.

* Recipe by Chambord

Cilantro Paloma

Cilantro Paloma tequila
Photo: Don Julio


  • 1.5 oz Tequila Don Julio reposado
  • 1.5 oz fresh grapefruit juice
  • 0.5 oz fresh lime juice
  • 0.25 oz agave syrup
  • 10 cilantro leaves
  • Black lava salt


Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain contents into a highball glass rimmed with black lava salt over fresh ice. Garnish with cilantro.

* Recipe by mixologist Eric Ribeiro for tequila Don Julio

Peach Spring Bellini

Bellini primaveral de durazno
Photo: Yellow Bliss Road


  • 1.25 oz peach Cîroc
  • 0.25 oz champagne


Combine peach Cîroc with chilled champagne in a flute glass.

* Recipe by Cîroc Vodka


Photo: Hotel W Punta de Mita


  • 0.75 oz grapefruit juice
  • 5 oz agave syrup
  • 0.5 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz white tequila
  • 0.75 oz Ancho Reyes liqueur
  • 1 drop of citrus bitters
  • splash of soda water
  • dried hibiscus leaves


In a shaker with ice, combine grapefruit juice, agave syrup, fresh lime juice, blanco tequila, Ancho Reyes liqueur, a few dried hibiscus leaves, and citrus bitters. Strain into a rocks glass over ice, top with soda water, and garnish with a slice of grapefruit.

* Recipe by Hotel W Punta de Mita

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