We’re halfway through the month of April and what better way to celebrate than with some delicious cocktails? April is known in the US as the rainy season (you know, April showers bring May flowers) but also ushers in the blooming of cherry blossoms and other spring flowers like tulips and daffodils. The weather is getting warmer and everything is coming alive. There’s no better season than Spring to start getting the cocktails ready.
If you’re looking for a cocktail that isn’t too sweet and will pack a wallop, this refreshingly citrusy vodka martini will definitely do the trick. Be forewarned though, this isn’t for the casual cocktail drinker, this is for martini drinkers looking for a little lime juice to take the edge off.
Hendricks Cucumber Martini
There’s nothing quite as refreshing as cucumber or mint for that matter. Combine the two with some delicious gin and you’ve got yourself a delicious cocktail that will make you feel like you’re at a spa. You can use any type of gin technically, but Hendricks is the best since it is less juniper-y than most other gins and has a slight taste of cucumber. This drink requires a little bit of effort since you’ll have to make the cucumber juice. If you have a juicer, it will be a lot easier.
Sparkling Lavender Lemonade
Flower infused simple syrups have become all the craze and unsurprisingly rose tends to be one of the most used flavors. For a more subtle floral accent, try using some lavender instead. You can find lavender nowadays at most flower shops and some places even sell some dried lavender for cooking uses. For this recipe, it’s best to use fresh lavender if possible to make the simple syrup. You can make it a couple days ahead and use the leftovers for making regular lemonade, adding it into your black coffee and more. This delicious cocktail is perfect for brunch or a drink to have on the porch during a downpour. I found the lavender lemonade recipe from shindig 411 and decided it would be go well with a little bubbly.
Instructions for Lavender Simple Syrup
Instructions for Lavender Lemonade
Instructions for Cocktail
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