Spring Cocktails

Have you been wondering where spring is? I know I am. To wash away the winter blues, last weekend I experimented with some springtime cocktails. These two drinks are refreshing and revitalizing and will have you believing that spring has actually arrived!

The first concoction is a Cucumber Cocktail—made with Skinny Girl Cucumber Vodka thanks to my Bethanny Frankel loving roommate. This mixture will have you feeling like you’ve spent the day at the spa with your best girlfriends and have no cares or worries in the world. Just what everyone needs after a stressful day!

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You’ll need:
1½ parts Skinny Girl Cucumber Vodka
3-4 parts club soda
½ of freshly squeezed lemon juice

Pour ingredients over ice, taste and adjust flavors as necessary, then garnish with a cucumber wheel.

cucumber cocktail

Next is a Pomegranate Mojito. My love for mojitos may be hard to hide when I praise the combination of refreshing mint and tart lime after every sip I take. While a pure mojito is a classic, adding pomegranate to the mix enhances the greatness. Try to pace yourself while drinking this cocktail because before you realize, it will be swigged away while you dream of al fresco dining on a tropical island!

MojitoYou’ll need:
1 part Rum
2 parts club soda
2 parts pomegranate juice
½ of freshly squeezed lime
1 part simple syrup
8 mint leaves

Muddle mint leaves, lime and simple syrup together. Add rum and pomegranate juice—stir—top off with club soda. Taste and adjust flavors as necessary.  Garnish with a sprig of mint and lime wedge.

pomegranate mojito

 

These cocktails have helped me realize it is spring, even if the weather still feels like winter! What s your favorite spring time cocktail? I would love to try more concoctions to get me through this cold front!

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