Spring is still a few weeks away (18 days, not that we're counting), but we're tired of waiting.
Unfortunately, we have no control over the weather, but there is one way we know of to make it seem like winter is over: Mix up a tasty summery cocktail.
By using traditional hot-weather ingredients—like strawberries and gin—you can create drinks that capture the season.
Here's a list of some of our spring favorites to get you in the mood. And soon enough, the sun will be shining brightly. Cheers!
The simple gin concoction is such a classic they named a glass after it. Enjoy this recipe from master mixologist and Liquor.com advisory board member Dale DeGroff.View recipe: Tom Collins
You know it's spring when strawberries appear at the farmers' market. You may not be able to find local ones yet, but greenhouse berries are available year-round and work well here with a fine aged rum.View recipe: Las Fresas
Get transported to the beaches of Rio. This simple mix of orange and cranberry juices and the Brazilian spirit cachaça is an easy way to shake up some tropical flavor.View recipe: Samba Breeze
A bubbly mixture of cherry brandy, gin and the French herbal liqueur Bénédictine, this cocktail is surprisingly refreshing. Many modern recipes use fruit juices, but our version hews more closely to the original, supposedly created in the early 1900s at the Raffles Hotel in—yes—Singapore.View recipe: Singapore Raffles Sling
Top a pretty traditional Daiquiri with Champagne and you end up with this delicious concoction from award-winning bartender and Liquor.com advisory board member Jim Meehan.View recipe: Airmail Punch
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