17 cocktails to sip on this spring


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Some of us marked the first day of a spring with cold weather and a bit of snow. Crazy weather notwithstanding, it's time to celebrate the season's long-awaited arrival with one of these 17 cocktails.


1. Bangkok Margarita

A Spicy Perspective 

Erin Hawley, a resident mixologist with A Spicy Perspective, shared this bold and vivacious spin on the traditional margarita. If you can't find Thai chilies or Hawaiian black salt, Hawley recommends you use any other chili and some kosher salt.


2. Rhubarb Mojito

Living Sweet Moments 

You can leave out the white rum and serve this refreshing mojito, concocted by Living Sweet Moments, virgin for those who don't or can't imbibe.


3. Mango Mint Sparkler

Hungry Couple 

Hungry Couple was craving something minty and lemony and refreshing, and a bottle of lemon-lime soda came in handy. Careful with this cocktail! It's easy to forget that there are two ounces of vodka in each glass.


4. Pineapple Dark and Stormy Cocktail Recipe

Food Fanatic 

The caramelized pineapple enhances the fruit's sweetness, and balances out the bitters and lime juice. This cocktail from Food Fanatic is perfect for pineapple and rum lovers alike.


5. Peach Prosecco Punch

Damn Delicious 

Damn Delicious nails this refreshing bubbly party punch made with Prosecco, peach nectar and fresh berries.


6. The Red Queen

Supergolden Bakes 

Supergolden Bakes scores with this cocktail, which is as gorgeous as it is delicious. It's red. It's pretty. It's inspired by "Alice in Wonderland." And it's made with Hendrick's Gin. What's not to love?


7. Celery Cilantro Cocktail


Skinnytaste combined one tablespoon of agave syrup with one tablespoon of water in place of simple syrup and muddled it together with fresh squeezed lime juice, celery, cilantro and vodka. Yum!


8. Earl Grey Tea Cocktail

Sugar & Charm 

Sugar and Charm says this refreshing cocktail is and easy to make and a real energy booster. We'll have to check it out.


9. Skinny DragonBerry Rum Twist

The Novice Chef 

Who knew combining Fresca with strawberry-flavored rum would produce such delicious results. Thanks, The Novice Chef!


10. Sherlock & Watson

Food 52 

Food 52 featured this recipe by Kenaniah Bystrom, bar manager of Essex. We don't care what's in it, really. This one totally turned our heads with its name.


11. Hibiscus Iced Tea Sparkler


Diethood had us at "hibiscus."


12. Honey Bee Martini

Marla Meredith/Family Fresh Cooking 

Marla Meredith uses lavender honey and coconut vodka to make this perfect springtime martini.


13. Salty Chihuahua

Eating Well 

Eating Well featured this Mexican-inspired take on the Salty Dog, which usually made with grapefruit juice, vodka and salt.


14. Skinny Sparkling Lemonade Cocktail


We are huge fans of any cocktail that isn't overloaded with calories. Be sure to try this lemonade cocktail whipped up by Picklee.


15. Breakfast Sangria

The Kitchn 

Sangria for breakfast? Sangria? For breakfast? Breakfast Sangria? Yes, please. This is reason number 187,675,423 why The Kitchn rocks.


16. Rum Runner

Averie Cooks 

Averie Cooks got this recipe from the bartender on the last sunset sailboat cruise she was on. The secret ingredient is amaretto and makes a tropical and fruity drink even better.


17. Strawberry-Infused Mint Julep

Cookie + Kate 

Cookie + Kate made bourbon sweeter with the real strawberries. It's not only simple, but also mouthwateringly delicious.