Spring cocktails

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Photography by: Dan Malpass

Spring has sprung – well at least it has here in Australia. It’s time to dust off the lawn mower and rediscover the delights of floral cocktails – think elderflower liqueur and crème de violet. Honey is another appropriate ingredient – the bees are buzzing after all. Bright yellow cocktails are also so much more spring than drab brown ones, so crack open the gentian.

Bearing the above in mind, follows 30 cocktails we thought appropriate for Spring:

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Apple Blossom Cocktail

With: Calvados and sweet vermouth.
Get the Apple Blossom Cocktail recipe

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Baltic Spring Punch

With: Peach, rose liqueur, lemon juice, sugar syrup and champagne.
Get the Baltic Spring Punch recipe

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Bending Blades Cocktail

With: Tequila, gentian liqueur, sherry and pink grapefruit liqueur.
Get the Bending Blades Cocktail recipe

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Black Spring

With: Rye whiskey, Byrrh, amaro and ginger beer.
Get the Black Spring recipe

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Daisy Cutter Martini

With: Mint, vodka, elderflower liqueur, dry vermouth and Yellow Chartreuse.
Get the Daisy Cutter Martini recipe

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Dried Meadow Flower

With: Reposado tequila, elderflower liqueur, gentian liqueur, lemon juice and soda water.
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English Martini

With: Rosemary, gin and elderflower liqueur.
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Floral Daiquiri

With: Violet liqueur, blueberries, white rum, lime juice, lavender sugar syrup and elderflower liqueur.
Get the Floral Daiquiri recipe

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Flower Power Martini

With: Gin, elderflower liqueur, dry vermouth and violet liqueur.
Get the Flower Power Martini recipe

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French Spritz

With: Soda water, gentian liqueur, elderflower liqueur and champagne.
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With: Gentian liqueur, Byrrh and tonic water.
Get the Gentonique recipe

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Honey Bee

With: White rum, honey and lemon juice.
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Honeysuckle Daiquiri

With: White rum, honey, lemon juice and orange juice.
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The Joanna

With: Vodka, fino sherry, dry vermouth, elderflower liqueur and lavender bitters.
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Lavender Honey Sour

With: Irish whiskey, honey, Bénédictine, lemon juice, egg white and Peychaud's bitters.
Get the Lavender Honey Sour recipe

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Mint Julep

With: Mint, bourbon, sugar syrup and Angostura bitters.
Get the Mint Julep recipe

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With: Tequila, lime and pink grapefruit soda.
Get the Paloma recipe

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Palomino Flor

With: Celery, white rum, dry vermouth, fino sherry and elderflower liqueur.
Get the Palomino Flor recipe

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Pear Tree Cocktail

With: Pear vodka, elderflower liqueur and champagne.
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With: Gentian liqueur, aquavit, lemon juice, Cocchi Americano and maraschino liqueur.
Get the Picotin recipe

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Reggatta de Blanc

With: Pisco, calvados, white wine, gentian liqueur and sugar syrup.
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Rite of Spring

With: Old tom gin, gentian liqueur, Cocchi Americano and rhubarb bitters.
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The Rose

With: Rry vermouth, kirsch liqueur and raspberry syrup.
Get The Rose (original) recipe

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A Rose By Any Other Name

With: Cognac, sweet vermouth, rose liqueur, violet liqueur and chocolate bitters.
Get A Rose By Another Other Name recipe

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Rose Hyp Cocktail

With: Gin, elderflower liqueur, dry vermouth and rose liqueur.
Get the Rose Hyp Cocktail recipe

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Russian Spring Punch

With: Raspberries, vodka, strawberry liqueur, crème de cassis, lemon juice, sugar syrup and champagne.
Get the Russian Spring Punch recipe

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With: Vodka, elderflower liqueur and champagne.
Get the Twinkle recipe

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Wild Irish Rose

With: Irish whiskey, lemon juice, sugar syrup, grenadine and soda water.
Get the Wild Irish Rose recipe

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Yellow Cactus Flower

With: Mezcal, gentian liqueur, yellow Chartreuse, lime juice and pineapple juice.
Get the Yellow Cactus Flower recipe

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Zuzu's Petals Cocktail

With: Bison vodka, gentian liqueur, elderflower liqueur, lime juice, maraschino liqueur, sugar syrup and celery bitters.
Get the Zuzus Petals Cocktail recipe

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