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Springtime Sips

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In the midst of a chilly, damp April, it can be hard to believe that May flowers -- and the sunshine that brings them -- are waiting for us on the other side. But we're muddling through with the help of some springtime sips. Here are seven recipes to help you usher in your own springy sun.

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    Bourbon St.
    Bourbon St. Bourbon, fresh strawberries and rhubarb bitters are a match made in cocktail heaven, and the ginger and honey syrups make this drink even more delicious. Click here for the recipe. Photo: courtesy of One-Eyed Gypsy
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    The Rose
    The Rose A few drops of rose water transform this simple sparkling cocktail into something more exotic. Click here for the recipe. Photo: Gintare Marcel
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    Pillow Talk
    Pillow Talk Chamomile flowers flavor the pisco base of this cocktail, and a splash of créme de violette highlights their perfumey essence. Click here for the recipe. Photo: courtesy of The Brooklynite
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    Summer Rose
    Summer Rose Named for its rosy hue, this cocktail actually gets its dose of May flowers from a little pour of lavender syrup. Click here for the recipe. Photo: Oh So Beautiful Paper
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    California Bubble Bath
    California Bubble Bath Artichokes—in amaro form—lemon and lavender combine with a good glug of bourbon in this breezy sunny-day sipper. Click here for the recipe. Photo: Sheri Giblin
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    Chamomile Flower and Strawberry Smoothie
    Chamomile Flower and Strawberry Smoothie Strawberries lend sweetness while chamomile flowers work their calming magic—the perfect way to start or end the day. Click here for the recipe. Photo: courtesy of ApronsandSneakers.com
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    Veronica Rose
    Veronica Rose In this cocktail from Erick Castro of Polite Provisions, our Imbibe 75 2014 Cocktail Bar of the Year, everything’s coming up roses. Click here for the recipe. Photo: courtesy of Polite Provisions