25+ Refreshing Spring Cocktails – A Beautiful Mess

Spring is finally in the air! It’s time to soak up the sun, enjoy longer evenings, and spend more time on the patio. The only thing missing from this list is having a refreshing spring cocktail in hand.

We have shared many delicious cocktail roundups over the years, and while some of them are seasonal, we felt like it was time for a spring cocktail roundup!

We’ve included a variety of fun drinks to sip on like an Aperol Spritz, Watermelon Margarita, and the best Mango Mai Tai.

We love using homemade simple syrups and ingredients like real fruit and herbs when making cocktails. The fresher, the better!

Related: 40 Fun Cocktails to Make at Home and 12 Easy Martini Recipes.

At the end of this post, we’ve included some snacks, appetizers, and desserts to pair with spring cocktails. Cheers!

Sidecar Cocktail

This Sidecar Cocktail is incredibly refreshing and just the right amount of sweet. Plus, it’s SUPER easy to make with only three ingredients. The bright flavor of lemon is perfect for spring. If you love lemon, try our Lemon Drop Jello Shots, too!

Aperol Spritz

If you’ve never had an Aperol Spritz, it’s a classic Italian cocktail that’s slightly bitter, bubbly, and perfect for spring. This is drink that anyone can make—it only has three ingredients plus an orange wedge for the garnish.

Gin Mule Cocktail

A Gin Mule is a delicious twist on the classic Moscow Mule. The vodka is replaced with gin for a fresh, sweet, and zesty cocktail. This cocktail tastes best when served cold in a copper mug. Prefer bourbon or tequila? Try our Kentucky Mule and Mexican Mule.

Blueberry Cucumber Sparkler

A Blueberry Cucumber Sparkler is a gin and club soda cocktail that can be made with your favorite fruits and herbs. You can really get creative and use ingredients like fresh blueberries, strawberries, cucumber, cilantro, rosemary, or grapefruit. So good!

Spicy Mango Michelada

A Michelada is similar to a Bloody Mary, but it’s more warm-weather friendly. The base is a light beer that gets its sweet flavor from homemade mango puree. Add a little spice to the mix (with hot sauce) for a delicious, mouthwatering cocktail.

Best Homemade Margarita

This isn’t an ordinary margarita. Fresh, homemade mix is the KEY to the the best tasting margarita you’ve ever had. Plus, this mix only has two ingredients, plus water. You’re going to love it. Enjoy it in a cactus glass if you’re feeling fancy!

Simple Whiskey Sour

A simple at-home recipe for a Whiskey Sour made with sour mix (buy one or use this recipe) and no egg white. You can adjust the sweetness level of this drink by adding a little more or less of the sour mix. If you like whiskey, this Whiskey Ginger recipe is great, too!

Key Lime Martini

How about a Key Lime Martini? It’s everything you love about a Classic Martini with all the fresh citrus flavor of lime. Feel free to shake two servings at once if you have a friend of significant other who would love this cocktail!

Chamomile Elderflower Tom Collins

A delicious upgrade to a classic Tom Collins using homemade chamomile flower-infused honey syrup and elderflower liqueur. Perfect for spring! This cocktail is extra pretty—especially in a daisy glass with a flower garnish.

Blood Orange Sangria

This recipe for Blood Orange Sangria is the perfect solution for a last-minute party or casual weekend get-together with friends. You can substitute the blood oranges with any citrus juice, but we highly recommend them if they’re in season.

Peach Bellini (Only 3 Ingredients!)

You only need three ingredients to make a mouthwatering Peach Bellini: peach puree, Prosecco, and a few raspberries. A wonderful cocktail for a warm weather brunch. Speaking of brunch, we love this Strawberry Grapefruit Mimosa, too.

Aloe Margarita

We have a lot of delicious margarita recipes on the blog, like Watermelon, Cranberry Orange, Strawberry, and Mango, but an Aloe Margarita? This cocktail is unique, light, and fresh. Garnish the rim with pink sea salt and a piece of organic aloe to make it extra fun.

Peach & Basil Whiskey Sour

This Peach and Basil Whiskey Sour is a unique spin on a classic Whiskey Sour using muddled fresh peaches and basil for a fruity and herbal twist. Enjoy this delicious cocktail in a coupe glass and garnish it with a peach slice and a sprig of basil.

Mango Mai Tai

Mai Tais are incredibly refreshing and fun. This is an authentic, amazing recipe for a classic Mai Tai with the addition of fresh mango. Sip on this drink at a tiki-themed party, a special occasion, or on your patio … just because.

Homemade Daiquiri (Fresh or Frozen)

This classic Cuban-style daiquiri is so much better than a chain-restaurant daiquiri. It’s made with only three ingredients, and it tastes best with homemade daiquiri syrup. You can get creative with the syrup and infuse it with cinnamon, vanilla bean, or herbs.

Tom Collins

If you love the taste of lemon cocktails, the Tom Collins is for you. It’s similar to spiked lemonade, except it’s way better. This cocktail is made with gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and club soda. You can sub the gin for vodka, but don’t skip the fancy cherry garnish.

Classic Negroni

A Negroni is a classic aperitif, meaning it’s the best cocktail to enjoy before or after a big meal. This drink feels fancy, but it’s really easy to make. Expressing an orange on top of the drink (and on the rim) adds an aromatic element that softens, brightens and sweetens it.

Best Mint Mojito

This is the best, easy at-home Mint Mojito recipe made with homemade simple syrup and fresh basil. This cocktail is even better with lime-flavored sparkling water or lime club soda with crushed ice. Sooo refreshing!

Watermelon Margarita

This Watermelon Margarita with homemade watermelon juice is a spring and summer staple, and it’s not too syrupy like a lot of margaritas can be. It’s a good mix of sweet and strong. If you love watermelon, you should also try Watermelon Mint Frosé. Yum!

Rhubarb Ramos Gin Fizz

This pretty pink Ramos Fizz is a mix of gin, citrus, orange blossom water, cream, and homemade rhubarb syrup. It’s a delicious as it looks, and must-have cocktail for spring or any special occasion. If you like gin and blackberries, we also recommend The Bramble cocktail.

South Seas Sling

A South Seas Sling is fresh, lightly floral tiki cocktail that tastes like a tropical breeze. Extra points if you use a gold pineapple shaker to make it! Speaking of pineapple, here’s an easy recipe for Citrus Floral Punch (perfect for a party).

Rosemary Grapefruit Sparkler

Fresh fruit and herbs go hand in hand. That’s where this Rosemary Grapefruit Sparkler (with homemade simple syrup) comes in. It’s a little tart, a little sweet, a little bubbly, and a whole lot of refreshing. Love grapefruit? You have to try this 3-ingredient frozen cocktail, too!

Lemon Drop Martini

Similar to a Classic Martini, a Lemon Drop Martini can be made with gin or vodka. We prefer making homemade simple syrup for this cocktail so we can adjust the sweetness, but store bought works, too. This recipe also includes a mocktail version!

Raspberry Basil Mojito

We gave a classic mojito a fresh makeover with homemade raspberry basil syrup, white rum, lime, and club soda. You are going to love sipping on this Raspberry Basil Mojito (especially on a porch). If you want to try another variation, here’s the recipe for a Floral St-Germain Mojito.

Easy Cosmo Recipe

An easy, balanced Cosmo recipe (not too sweet, not too bitter) with Citron Vodka, lime, and cranberry juice. Be sure to chill a martini glass beforehand for the best cocktail experience! Sipping on a this pink drink feels fancy no matter what you’re doing, don’t you think?

Looking for snacks and appetizers to pair with spring cocktails? Try these:

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