Why don’t adult professionals get spring break? (South By Southwest doesn’t count.) I want to take a break from work emails, relax on the balcony, and enjoy the spring breeze. Maybe it would be nice to sip a drink as well. If you’re ready for a break, try mixing up one of these easy spring cocktails. They’re delicious, refreshing, and perfect for both weekend or for a mid-week breather!
Lemon Basil Martini
2 slices of lemon (and 1 to garnish with if desired)
2 oz. citron vodka
1/2 oz. orange liquer
5 basil leaves
Muddle your basil and lemon wedges in a cocktail shaker. Pour in the vodka and add some ice. Shake it up and serve in a martini or other pretty glass. You can use the basil as garnish as well as a lemon wedge to pretty this up a bit.
2 oz. gin
1/2 oz. creme de violette
1 oz. lemon juice
1/2 oz. agave nectar or simple syrup
Method: Mix everything but the club soda together in a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour into a highball or other type of glass. Top off with club soda and enjoy your delicious violet-hued drink! (Did I mention purple is my favorite color?)
1/2 glass orange juice
1/2 glass brut champagne
Method: Mix the juice and the champagne together and there you go! Super easy. This is a great drink to make for friends as well: Just get a carafe and fill it half with juice and half with champagne. For some variety you could use cranberry juice or grapefruit juice instead of orange.
What are your favorite spring drinks? Let us know in the comments!
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