Spring Cocktail Recipes

Spring is sprung, and if you’re planning a garden party or a picnic in the sunshine, what better to accompany it than a selection of zingy cocktail recipes.

You can create delicious, thirst-quenching cocktails in minutes to celebrate the warmer months ahead. June Watermelon features notes of tangy watermelon and fresh cucumber, Zubrowka Bison Grass blends aromatic flavours for a refreshingly unique tipple, while Licor 43 Original is the perfect sweet spirit for a Spring Spritz!

 

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June Summer Crush

To garnish

  • Thin slice of watermelon

 

METHOD

  • Fill a highball glass with ice cubes.
  • Add June Watermelon, fresh lime juice and cranberry juice
  • Stir gently to combine the ingredients before topping with lemonade
  • Garnish with a thin slice of watermelon.

 

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Mint Julep

To garnish

  • 1 large mint sprig

METHOD

  • Combine the Heaven’s Door Bourbon, mint leaves and sugar syrup in a shaker with ice
  • Shake for 10 seconds
  • Strain over a highball glass or julep tin filled with crushed ice
  • Churn gently with a long-handled spoon and top with more crushed ice
  • Garnish with a large mint sprig 

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Spring Spritz

  • 50ml Licor 43 Original
  • 150ml soda water
  • Sparkling wine (optional)
  • A dash of tonic (optional)

To garnish:

  • 2 slices of orange

METHOD

  1. Add ice to a wine glass
  2. Add the Licor 43 and soda water
  3. If using Sparkling wine, then add after Licor 43 and then a dash of tonic.
  4. Stir slowly
  5. Garnish with orange slices.

 

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Apple Zu 

To garnish:

  • Dried apple slice

METHOD

  • Add Zubrowka Bison Grass vodka, cloudy apple juice, and a squeeze of lime to a cocktail shaker
  • Shake well until foam appears on top
  • Strain over into martini glass using a strainer
  • Garnish with dried apple slice

 

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Fizzy Fizzy June

  • 40ml June Watermelon gin
  • 25ml Fresh lemon juice
  • 10ml Sugar syrup
  • Top with soda water

To garnish

  • Thin slice of watermelon
  • Lemon twist

METHOD

  1. Combine June Watermelon, lemon juice and sugar syrup in a shaker with ice
  2. Shake for 10 seconds, before straining over a tumbler glass containing ice
  3. Top with soda water
  4. Garnish with a thin slice of watermelon and a lemon twist

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Martin Miller G&T with dehydrated orange

To garnish

  • Dehydrated orange wheels
  • Lemon twists

METHOD

  • 1. Chill glass with ice before emptying any residue water from the melted ice
  • 2. Pour Martin Miller’s Original Gin over the ice
  • 3. Pour the tonic water gently to preserve the bubbles
  • 4. Stir lightly
  • 5. Garnish with a dehydrated orange wheel.

 

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June Lemonade

To garnish

  • Thin slice of watermelon

METHOD

  • Fill a highball glass with ice cubes
  • Add June Watermelon, fresh lime juice and lemonade
  • Stir gently to combine flavours
  • Garnish with a thin slice of watermelon

See also: Cook Once, Eat Twice Sausage Ragu and Tart

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