Top Ten Spring Cocktails on drinkmemag.com/2012/03/top-ten-spring-cocktails/

Spring has sprung and that means a whole new selection of refreshing libations
are making their way to a bar near you.  Here’s a list of the top ten
sipping sensations
for the upcoming season (with some accompanying
recipes so you can muddle them at home)…

Singapore Sling

In a shaker, combine 1 1/2 oz. Plymouth gin, 1/2 oz. cherry Heering, 1/4 oz.
Cointreau, 2 oz. fresh pineapple juice, 2 dashes grenadine, and one dash
Angostura bitters. Shake with ice and strain into a Sling glass filled with
fresh ice. Float 1/4 oz. Benedictine, top with soda, and garnish with a cocktail
cherry and orange slice.

 Blood and Sand

In a shaker, combine 3/4 oz. cherry Heering, 3/4 oz. single-malt Scotch, 3/4
oz. orange juice, and 3/4 oz. Dolin sweet vermouth. Shake with ice and strain
into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a flamed orange twist.

Bourbon Negroni

In a mixing glass, combine 2 oz. fig-and-pear-infused bourbon, 1 oz. Campari,
and 1 oz. sweet vermouth. Stir for 90 seconds and strain into a chilled martini
glass. Garnish with a slice of orange.

Gin Fizz

  • 2 oz gin
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Carbonated water

Shake gin, juice of lemon, and sugar with ice and strain into a highball
glass over two ice cubes. Fill with carbonated water and stir before
serving.

Cherry Bloom

In a shaker, combine 1/2 oz. star-anise ginger syrup, 1 1/2 oz. Knob Creek
bourbon, and 2 oz. dry rosé. Shake with ice and strain into a snifter glass,
over crushed ice or straight up. Top with 3 dashes cherry bitters.

 Mint Julep

  • 4 fresh mint sprigs
  • 2 1/2 oz bourbon
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp water

Muddle mint leaves, powdered sugar, and water in a collins glass. Fill the
glass with shaved or crushed ice and add bourbon. Top with more ice and garnish
with a mint sprig.

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