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The 8 easy cocktails we are making this spring

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Alessia Armenise
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The sun is finally out and we are ready to have colours in our wardrobe and flowers in our cocktails to celebrate spring. 

Mulled wines and whiskies on the rock in front of a roaring fire are now a memory. The sun is starting to make an appearance, the temperatures are slowly rising and people are finally ready to get out of their houses.

If a good margarita is synonymous with beach parties and summer sun – spring also deserves its colourful and delicious cocktails.

No matter if you are a gin drinker, a whisky aficionado or a vodka supporter, we have the cocktails that will put you in full spring mode. 

  • Close Your Eyes

    Ingredients: 

    • 35ml Roe & Co Irish whiskey
    • 20ml plum liqueur
    • 3ml orange bitters
    • Soda
    • Prosecco
    • Mint sprig
    • Dried orange ring

    Method: 

    • Mix the ingredients except the dried orange.
    • Pour over ice and stir.
    • Charge with soda and prosecco
    • Garnish with mint sprig and dried orange ring and mint sprig.
  • Garden Of Eden

    Ingredients:

    • 20ml Ketel One vodka 
    • 40ml elderflower liqueur 
    • 40ml apple juice
    • 20ml cranberry juice 
    • 20ml lemon juice
    • 5ml rose syrup
    • Edible flower

    Method: 

    • Mix all the ingredients together, except the flower.
    • Shake & strain.
    • Garnish with edible flower.
  • Made By The Sea

    Ingredients:

    • 40ml Talisker whisky 
    • 15ml apple brandy
    • 5ml Belsazar dry vermouth
    • 40ml apple juice
    • 10ml simple syrup
    • Top up with Cider Brut
    • Cut apple and mint sprig

    Method: 

    • Mix all the ingredients except for the cut apple and mint sprig.
    • Shake & strain over cubed ice.
    • Charge with cider brut.
    • Garnish with cut apple and mint sprig.
  • Smokey River

    Ingredients:

    • 50ml Zacapa 23 rum
    • 20ml Caol Ila 12 whisky
    • 20ml agave syrup
    • 20ml lime juice
    • 2ml Angostura bitters
    • Burnt lime wheel

    Method: 

    • Mix all the ingredients except for the burnt lime wheel.
    • Shake & strain over clear ice cube.
    • Garnish with a burnt lime wheel.
  • Southbank Cocktail

    Ingredients:

    • 25ml Tanqueray No. TEN gin 
    • 25ml Ketel One vodka
    • 20ml Kwai Feh lychee
    • 40ml fresh grapefruit juice 
    • 15ml gomme syrup
    • Grapefuit

    Method: 

    • Mix all the ingredients except for the burnt lime wheel.
    • Shake & strain.
    • Garnish with grapefuit twist.
  • Cucumber & Mint Spritz

    Ingredients:

    • 50ml Ketel One Botanical Cucumber & Mint
    • 150ml soda water
    • Garnish: sprig of mint

    Method:

    • Serve Ketel One Botanical Cucumber & Mint with soda water over ice in a wine glass. 
    • Garnish with a generous sprig of mint.
  • Peach & Orange Blossom Spritz

    Ingredients:

    • 50ml Ketel One Botanicals Peach & Orange Blossom
    • 150ml soda water
    • Garnish: wedge of orange

    Method:

    • Serve Ketel One Botanical Peach & Orange Blossom with soda water over ice in a wine glass. 
    • Garnish with a wedge of orange.
  • Grapefruit & Rose Spritz

    Ingredients:

    • 50ml Ketel One Botanical Grapefruit & Rose
    • 150ml soda water
    • Garnish: wedge of grapefruit

    Method:

    • Serve Ketel One Botanical Grapefruit & Rose with soda water over ice in a wine glass. 
    • Garnish with wedge of grapefruit. 

Recipes and pictures courtesy of World Class drinks and Oxo Tower Bar / Ketel One Vodka.

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Alessia Armenise is picture editor of Stylist and Stylist.co.uk. In her free time you'll find her tasting vegan street food around east London and sharing her (many) opinions on London Fields Radio. Instagram

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