The Tastiest Spirits for the Spring Season
As the weather warms up, our taste buds crave refreshing cocktails. But this year we’re leaving the bars behind and are crafting yummy treats at home. Need a tip for having a picnic-style happy hour?
"Don’t pick a cocktail that requires tons of ingredients and skip any that call for the blender," says lifestyle expert Maureen Petrosky. "Build your cocktail ahead of time, either in a pitcher, thermos or in individual containers. No matter which vessel you choose, make sure they have a tight fitting lid for a mess- free transport."
Follow our recipes for the best Spring concoctions. Just add laughs and friends.
-2 oz KAPPA Pisco
-4 lemon chunks (quartered half lemon)
-2 tsp raw sugar
Directions: In a shaker, muddle lemons and grapes with sugar. Then add KAPPA Pisco and fill mixing glass with partially cracked ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a rocks glass over crushed ice. Garnish with halved grapes.
-1 1/2 oz. Van Gogh Cool Peach Vodka
-1 part Iced Tea
-1 part Lemonade
-1 peach slice
Directions: Add ingredients to a mixing glass with ice and shake very well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with peach slice.
*Created by The Cocktail Guru, Jonathan Pogash*
Pineapple Honey Bee Cocktail
-2 tablespoons honey, dissolved in a 1/4 cup very warm or hot water
-1 cup Little Black Dress Pineapple Honey Vodka
-1/4 cup freshly squeezed, lemon juice, strained
-1/2 cup fresh lemon balm leaves, loosely packed
-2 dashes of bitters for each cocktail
-Club soda, to top off
-Lemon slices, for garnish
Directions: In a small pitcher add the vodka, honey water and lemon juice. Add the lemon balm and muddle with a wooden spoon. Fill 4 to 6 mason jars with ice cubes. Add the 2 dashes of bitters to each mason jar. Divide the cocktail evenly among the glasses. Top with club soda. Garnish with lemon slices and serve.