Refreshing Spring drink ideas

Although we seem to be stuck in an eternal downpour here at Monmouth, sunny skies are on the horizon, replacing the dark clouds and gloom with sunlight and cheer. This shift comes with another type of cheer, one that involves the clinking of glasses and delicious brews. Now is the perfect time of year to gather some friends, whip up new drink recipes, and bask in these last few weeks of the semester. Let’s dive into some of the most refreshing drinks you should try this spring to celebrate this revitalizing season of warmth and growth.

Malibu Bay Breeze
A classic cocktail for all of those who love a fruity drink, this sweet beverage is a perfect blend of tropical flavors. Made from Malibu coconut rum, pineapple juice, and cranberry juice, this combination of delicious tastes makes for a wonderful addition to your go-to list of drinks for a night out on the town.

Aperol Spritz
Aperol is an aperitivo drink characterized for its unique bittersweet flavor and vibrant, sunset orange coloring. This drink is composed of Aperol, Prosecco, club soda, and a slice of fresh orange as a garnish. Sit back, relax, and be transported to summertime in Italy while sipping on this refreshing, classic cocktail.

Orange Crush
Continuing on with the orange theme, this simple, tasty beverage is like sunshine in a glass. All you need is some orange-flavored vodka—or really any orange-flavored liqueur—triple sec, lemon-lime or orange soda, and some fresh orange juice. Perfect for brunch on a warm spring morning, an orange crush is as delicious as it gets.

Strawberry Daiquiri
If you haven’t had one already, a strawberry daquiri is a must-try drink perfect for cooling down during the warm months of spring and summer. Gather some rum, simple syrup, lime juice, and frozen strawberries and blend it all together for the perfect, fruit-filled combination that will induce memories of sunny days and beach-filled afternoons.

Blueberry Gin and Tonic
Drink this spin on the classic gin and tonic on the warmest of days for a thirst-quenching burst of flavor. This cocktail is composed of gin, lime juice, blueberry simple syrup, and tonic water. Garnish with some fresh blueberries and lime, and you have yourself the perfect spring drink.

Gummy Bear
If you’ve never heard of this delicious cocktail, let me have the pleasure of introducing you. Mix together some peach Schnapps, raspberry vodka, sprite, and a splash of lime juice, and you’ve created a delicious blend that tastes just like your favorite childhood candy. This drink also comes in shot form as well, which works perfectly if you’re looking to switch it up from the same old boring options seen at every party.

Spiked Arnold Palmer
A classic Arnold Palmer is a mixture of iced tea and lemonade. The drink itself is delicious on its own on a hot day, but if you want to add a little extra kick, all you need is some vodka. Top your cocktail off with some mint and lemon, and you’ve created a mouthwateringly refreshing drink.

Piña Colada
Most of us know and love this timeless beverage, characterized for its delightful amalgamation of tasty tropical flavors. This is one of the easiest drinks to make as it only requires three simple ingredients: pineapple juice, coconut cream, and light rum. One sip of this, and you’ll feel as if you’re sitting in a hammock with the waves crashing in your ears, the ocean breeze brushing against your skin.

Lemon Drop
A lemon drop cocktail’s sweet lemony flavor has solidified it as one of the most popular drinks of the past couple of decades. All you need for this one is vodka, triple sec, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Finish the drink off with a sugar rim to create an extra sweet blend of goodness that’s fit for spring.

Spring is the best time of year to experiment with unique, fruit-filled flavors. Try something new this season, taking the opportunity to spend time with your friends before the end of the school year.