Friday, March 23, 2012

5 Spring Cocktail Recipes

Happy Friday my lovelies!

Is anyone else as excited for the weekend as I am?  Although the weather here in SoCal hasn't been the best over the last couple of weeks (can you say Spring showers?!), it has certainly been a welcome change, considering we don't get much rain.  Not sure if I'm the only one, but I LOVE rainy days, especially when I can stay inside, snuggle up under the blankets, and catch up on my tv shows!

As we move into the first weekend of Spring, I thought it only appropriate to share a few Spring Cocktail recipes that are sure to be a hit at your next get-together.

Enjoy and have a happy and safe weekend :)

Green Flash Cocktail Recipe
1 oz vodka
1/2 oz Peach Schnapps
1/2 oz Blue Curacao
3 oz orange juice
3 0z sprite
1. mix ingredients together, serve over ice.
2. garnish with an orange slice and maraschino cherry
3. lean back, savor the tropical evening and enjoy
Blue Egg

2 oz. Russian Standard Vodka
0.5 oz. pineapple juice
0.5 oz. lime juice
Blue Elixir #9
Combine Russian Standard, pineapple juice, lime juice, and Blue Elixir in a shaker with ice. Strain into a martini glass and pour grenadine so it sinks to the bottom. Garnish with orange, cherry, and sprig of mint.

Watermelon Tini Shots
2/3 cup cubed, fresh watermelon
2 tsp Vodka
1 tsp sugar (or to taste)
watermelon slices

In the container of a blender, process watermelon until blended. Over a small bowl, press watermelon puree through a fine wire mesh strainer, using the back of a spoon to squeeze out juice. Discard the solids. In a bowl, put 6 tbsp watermelon puree, discarding remaining puree. Stir in vodka, sugar, and lemon juice, stirring to dissolve sugar. Cover and chill for 30 minutes. Pour into iced shot glasses and serve at once. Garnish with watermelon slices, if desired.

Spring Fling

3 ounces amaretto liqueur
2 ounces vodka
4 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
2 ounces cranberry juice cocktail
Freshly squeezed juice from 1 lime or lemon

Combine ingredients in cocktail shaker (with an ice cube or two if there’s room). Shake to mix ingredients. Divide between two ice-filled old-fashioned glasses.

Blue Cottontail
1-1/2 ounces vodka
1/2 ounce triple sec
1/4 ounce blue Curacao
Orange peel (for garnish)

1. Shake ingredients well
2. Strain into a chilled martini glass
3. Flame the orange peel over the glass

Do you have a favorite Spring Cocktail? I'd love for you to share the recipe in the comments below.


  1. This is exactly what I need after the week I have had...heavenly!

    1. Same here Alison! I think I am definitely going to try the Green Flash cocktail this weekend!

  2. I am so going to bookmark this recipe post! :D New follower from he hop!