Sweet Spring Spirits to Sip on Easter


Finally, the winter frost hast melted away, making a path for Peter Cottontail to follow for Easter. If you have hosting duties for the holiday, you may need more than a chocolate egg or another treat to satiate your sweet tooth. While the little ones hunt for the Easter eggs, relax with ones of these luscious libations with the rest of your guests and sip the taste of spring!

Springtime Punch – created by Enzo Cangemi

14 oz. Bombay Sapphire gin

7 oz. St-Germain artisanal French elderflower liqueur
1 spring of sage
6 oz. Fresh guava juice
6 oz. Lemon juice
Black peppercorn

Build with ice in punch bowl and stir. Serves 5-7 people.

Spring Peeper

1 ½ oz. Sauza Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
1 ½ oz. frozen limeade
1 oz. water
1 oz. pear juice
Sugar for rimming glasses (optional)
Lemon wedge for garnish

Combine all ingredients in a glass and serve over ice with or without a sugar rim. Add a lemon wedge for garnish.

Cherry Blossom Tini

1 ½ oz. Cîroc Vodka
½ oz. Orange Liqueur
½ oz. Cranberry Juice
¼ oz. Fresh Lime Juice
Dash of Bitters

Combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker over ice. Shake and strain into a martini glass and garnish with a lime wedge.

Sangria Flora

3 Cups Sauvignon Blanc or Dry white wine
¾ Cups St-Germainartisanal French elderflower liqueur
5 Fresh Strawberries (halved)
5 Fresh Raspberries
5 Fresh Blackberries
10 Fresh Grapes

Stir ingredients in a carafe. Let the mixture soak for 15 minutes (or longer if desired), then pour into ice-filled glasses. *The fruits listed are merely suggestions. Many combinations of local, seasonal fruit will work nicely with St. Germain. Be creative! Serves 4-6 people.

Peach Swizzle

1 1/2 oz. Cruzan Peach Rum
1/2 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
Soda Water
Mint Sprigs
Dash of Orange Bitters

Lightly muddle a Mint Sprig in the bottom of a Collins glass. Add remaining ingredients and stir. Add ice to the glass and top with Soda Water. Add one dash of Orange Bitters. Garnish with a lightly slapped Mint Sprig.