9 Refreshing Spring Cocktails For Thirsty Thursday

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By Cooking Panda

Spring is in the air! The birds are singing, flowers are blooming, and we’re discarding our sweet, spiced winter cocktails for light, refreshing spring ones. Take a look at these one-of-a-kind spring drinks and wow your friends for Thirsty Thursday:

1. Cucumber Basil Gimlet

Gimlets are seriously delicious. Here’s how you make a basic one. But if you want an extra refreshing kick, try muddling cucumber and basil in your shaker. If you don’t have basil or are not a fan, a few sprigs of rosemary will be equally delicious, and they make a great garnish.

2. Grapefruit Thyme Fizz

It may be pink, but this cocktail is more tart than sweet. It’s jam packed with flavor but still light and bubbly and would also work great at a hangover brunch.

3. Ginger Gin Fizz

Ginger can do so much more than a Moscow Mule, and mint is way more versatile than a julep or mojito. You’re in for a real treat with this cocktail.

4. Bees Knees

If you want something straight up with no frills or pink fruit, you’ll love this honey and lemon libation. Bonus: if you’re under the weather, the honey and lemon make for a great excuse to keep drinking.

5. Kumquat Whiskey Sour

Improve your whiskey sour with these sweet, tart little citrus fruits. They make a perfect and simple sweet and sour mix that is infinitely better than that store-bought stuff.

6. Beet Balsamic Shrub

Want to try something original? This sweet, sour, earthy cocktail is truly one of a kind.

7. Strawberry and Kumquat Caipirinha

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If you like mojitos, you’ll love Caipirinhas. (Here’s how you make a classic one.) If you want something even more refreshing, you can’t go wrong by adding more fruit.

8. Kiwi Caipiroska

The Caipiroska is the Caipirinha’s fizzy cousin that uses vodka instead of cachaca, and the added kiwis make everything even better.

9. Lemon Meringue Martini

Want dessert? Try this unique limoncello and whipped cream vodka concoction.

Cheers!

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Tags: cocktail recipe, spring cocktails, Thirsty Thursday
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