Spring is in the air, which means that the time for pastel-colored, fruit-infused, floral-laden cocktails is upon us! It’s the time of year when we need our cocktails to be both whimsical and refreshing, potent yet pretty. (Okay, we don’t need them to be those things, but it’s kind of an unspoken rule of the season.)
Here are some boozy drinks that will not only satisfy your desire to imbibe, they will also satisfy your desire for a romantic springtime aesthetic.
In short: they look good, and they get you drunk. Cheers.
Not only do strawberries look damn delightful in pretty much any cocktail, they also taste delicious — so it’s really a win-win.
Your guests will marvel at the periwinkle colored cocktails and wonder how on earth you managed to achieve such a magical hue. (Hint: it’s just food coloring, but you can say it’s magic.)
The cucumber is light and refreshing, the lime adds a bit of sweet and sour personality, and the tequila gives you a swift kick in the pants. So, it’s basically the perfect combo.
Get your Martha Stewart on with these beautiful pastel cocktails — which really are a Martha Stewart recipe.
You know what’s even better than a margarita? A margarita that’s got a bit of spark to it, in the form of spicy jalapeño flavor.
Channel your inner bumblebee with this honey-infused cocktail — and by “inner bumblebee,” I mean “drunken bumblebee.”
Effervescent and tart, these cocktails are here to make you feel bougie and brunch-y.
This gorgeous cocktail tastes like coconut and looks like a vibrant gemstone. What’s not to love?
Pinkies up, y’all! Nothing makes you feel fancier than sipping a drink mixed with rose simple syrup!
This cocktail is a little bit earthy and a little bit tart, but it’s 100% fresh.
This cocktail is the perfect sweet and sour combo to sip while you’re sitting out on your porch on a sunny day (or to sip while pretending that you have a porch).
12. Lychee French 75
The French 75 is already a classic cocktail, but add some lychee fruit and you’ve got a cocktail that’s ready for a spring fling (or two).
13. Floral Fizz
This classy elderflower cocktail gets a beautiful minimalist garnish from rolling part of the rim in chopped lavender, hibiscus, rose petals and sugar.
14. Garden Flora Gin
Perfect for when you want a sensible gin cocktail with a dash of whimsy (which, for me, is all the time).
Have you ever seen a more beautiful drink?? This cocktail is topped with edible flowers, which makes it pretty much perfect for spring.