Spring is the time for light, fresh flavors, leisurely lunches and the first al fresco dinner parties. For a beverage that suits the mood, play mixologist for a day with the season’s ripe fruit, showcased in the recipes below. With unusual combinations and exotic ingredients, these drinks are simple to mix and sure to impress.
Iced tea takes gets a new attitude in this recipe with a hefty splash of tequila. Fresh raspberries, chopped mint and Grand Marnier add fresh flavor boosts to the finished product, which is perfect for making ahead and serving a group.
This refreshing spin on traditional sangria combines white wine and passion fruit juice with grapes, litchis and winter’s last pears. Serve it at a spring luncheon as an alternative to basic white or rosé wine.
This lively cocktail calls for yuzu, whose flavor is similar to grapefruit and mandarin. Don’t be discouraged by the exotic ingredient, though — you can substitute any citrus fruit here to complement the gin.