9 Revitalizing Gin Spring Cocktails With Botanical Flare

Springtime is gin time, and these cocktails are your ticket to fresh botanical flavors.

Published March 14, 2023
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Springtime tastes like gin. A delicious, cucumber, crisp, floral, botanic gin cocktail. Light with juniper notes, whispers of rosemary, and the most perfect kiss of sunshine. Gin spring cocktails are easy to fall for, head over heels over head. Let's get shaking and falling.

Spring Gin Flip Cocktail

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You'll want to use egg white in a savory gin drink that's the perfect sweetness for spring.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Chill a coupe glass.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add gin, elderflower liqueur, simple syrup, and egg white.
  3. Dry shake for approximately 45 seconds to mix ingredients and create a froth.
  4. Add ice to shaker.
  5. Shake to chill.
  6. Strain into the chilled glass.
  7. Garnish with grated nutmeg.

Spring and Tonic Gin Cocktail

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Plan ahead and make pear-infused gin to make a gin cocktail that's softer than a spring breeze at night.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces pear-infused gin
  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Tonic water to top off
  • Lime wedges, juniper berries, and mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a rocks glass or highball glass, add ice, pear gin, and lime juice.
  2. Top off with tonic water.
  3. Stir briefly to mix.
  4. Garnish with lime wedges, juniper berries, and a mint sprig.

Spring Bees Knees Cocktail

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The secret to this bee's knees is a touch of floral goodness. Of course, you're free to omit that if you want to lean into the classic.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces gin
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce rose water
  • ¼ ounce honey syrup
  • Ice
  • Lemon ribbon for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. Chill a coupe glass.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, gin, lemon juice, rose water, and honey syrup.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into the chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with a lemon ribbon.

Lavender Gin Martini

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With or without lavender-infused gin, you'll find that this spring gin cocktail is the perfect fix to losing an hour of sleep the night before. Even spring comes with a cost.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a mixing glass, add ice, lavender gin, dry vermouth, and lavender syrup.
  3. Stir rapidly to chill.
  4. Strain into the chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with a lavender sprig.

Blossoming Gin Bramble

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Blueberry and vanilla flavors join in with the traditional gin bramble cocktail. It's crisp, like the first morning dew.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce blueberry liqueur
  • ½ ounce vanilla liqueur
  • ¼ ounce blackberry jam
  • Ice
  • Blackberries for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, gin, lemon juice, and vanilla liqueur.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. In a rocks glass, add blackberry jam and blueberry liqueur.
  4. Stir briefly to combine.
  5. Strain drink into the prepared rocks glass over fresh ice.
  6. Garnish with blackberries.

Raspberry Kisses

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While this may look like a clover club on the outside, it's got a bit of a juicier bite.

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces gin
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce tart cherry juice
  • ½ ounce cherry liqueur
  • 1 egg white
  • Ice
  • Raspberries for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a coupe glass.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add gin, lemon juice, cherry juice, cherry liqueur, and egg white.
  3. Dry shake for approximately 45 seconds to mix ingredients and create a froth.
  4. Add ice to shaker.
  5. Shake to chill.
  6. Strain into the chilled glass.
  7. Garnish with raspberries.

Gardener's Choice

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So you love a cucumber martini. Good news, friend, this will change your world.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce gin
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3-4 cucumber wheels
  • 1 basil leaf
  • Ice
  • Prosecco to top off
  • Cucumber ribbon for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, muddle cucumber wheels and basil with simple syrup.
  3. Add ice, gin, and lime juice.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into the chilled glass.
  6. Top off with prosecco.
  7. Garnish with a cucumber ribbon.

Buttercup Field

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Chill some chamomile tea for your afternoon decompression and then use the rest up for your post-work-home-happy-hour.

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces chilled chamomile tea
  • 1½ ounces gin
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce honey syrup
  • Ice
  • Lemon slice and mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, chamomile tea, gin, lemon juice, and honey syrup.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.

Orange Buds in Bloom

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Don't cower in fear of this orange blossom water gin spring cocktail. There's no egg white, and you certainly won't be shaking it for long.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce gin
  • 1 ounce Aperol
  • 1 ounce orange water
  • 1 ounce club soda
  • Ice
  • Orange wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a rocks glass or wine glass, add ice, gin, Aperol, orange water, and club soda.
  2. Stir briefly to mix.
  3. Garnish with an orange wheel.

The Fun Begins With Gin in Springtime

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Keep your chin up but not so high that you lose track of your gin cocktail. And just remember, your outfit isn't done until you have a spring gin drink in hand.

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9 Revitalizing Gin Spring Cocktails With Botanical Flare