Today marks a week since the vernal equinox—a date during which there are nearly equal amounts of daylight and darkness around the world. As we are now well into the official start of spring, raise your glass to the start of a warmer season and better times to come with one of these five cocktails, like the Spring White Sangria above. Or, try our fresh-tasting cocktail mixes with flavors like Mango-Lime, Blood Orange–Mandarin and Yuzu–Meyer lemon. Cheers!
|Spring White Sangria
This refreshing sangria combines white wine and passion fruit juice with grapes, pears and litchis, a delicately sweet Chinese fruit.
|Papaya and Lime Agua Fresca
Perfect for warm-weather sipping, this cocktail combines papaya, fresh lime juice, tequila and Grand Marnier. The vibrant color is a bonus for any table.
|Orange Blossom Gin Fizz
This citrusy drink is perfect for an early spring party. You can find Yuzu juice—which tastes like a combination of grapefruit and mandarin—in Asian markets, but any citrus juice will work.
|Passion Fruit Caipirinha
Passion fruit and caipirinhas are both native to Brazil, so mix this cocktail to pretend you’re on vacation. If you can’t find cachaça, substitute vodka to make the equally delicious caipiroska.
This combination of cucumber and lime juice makes a refreshing alternative to sweeter cocktails. Our recipe is easy to make for a crowd, and it’s perfect for warm-weather sipping.