Bye Winter! Here are 3 Cocktail Recipes to Welcome the Spring

If you managed to leave your house this weekend, you’d have noticed that spring has finally sprung in London town. It’s been a long winter, and with Dry-January well and truly over, and V-Day finally a thing of the past, its time to focus on more important things, and that is, what we’ll be drinking in the spring time.

With countless backyard barbecues and boozy brunches on the horizon (better get your calendars  and Pinterest inspired charcuterie boards ready) we’re giving you a few Team Coco approved cocktail recipes to carry you over to spring. —We’ll just leave these here.

Botanist Dry Gin’s Botanical Bouquet

There’s probably no fresher cocktail than a classic GNT, and we think that the perfect spring cocktail requires the perfect gin. The Botanist Dry Gin is an Islay creation that stays true to its flowery name. Every bottle of Botanist Dry gin has 31 botanicals in its formula  including some apple mint, chamomile, elder flowers, and juniper berries. There’s enough botanicals in a bottle of Botanist gin to make up a massive bouquet. Florals for spring? Groundbreaking, when in a cocktail. 

Method

50 ml of Botanist Gin

125 ml of Fever Tree tonic water

ice cubes

Rosemary sprig and a handful of blueberries to garnish

Roe’ Ming Tram  with Roe and Co Irish Whiskey

Roe and Co Irish Whiskey is a deliciously creamy blend of whiskey — which is perfect for both whiskey connoisseurs and novices alike. Created by Master blender Caroline Martine, this smooth blend of vanilla with hints of soft spice make this whiskey great for drinking on its own, but also great as a cocktail. Why not try Roe and Co ambassador, Alan Mulvhill’s own signature mix the Roe’ Ming Tram? It has been described as ‘where the misty streets of Dublin meet sunshine’ — and is perfect for the early days of spring.

Method

 25 ml Roe & Co Irish Whiskey

15 ml Belsazar White Vermouth

Top with Fever Tree Sicilian Lemon Tonic Water

Garnish with a wedge of lime

Roe & Co is available through Master of Malt, 31Dover and Whisky Exchange as well as in Waitrose stores, RRP £30.

Mac & Wild Ready to Drink Bottled Cocktails

Created by Mac & Wild’s Edinburgh based master mixologist, Luke Leiper – their range or Ready to Drink Bottled cocktails gives us a taste of the Scottish highlands without any actual mixing necessary! These lovely whiskies are infused with locally sourced botanicals and also come in lovely pocket-sized bottles. Perfect for early Monday afternoon work drinks on the sly.

Method

Step 1: open bottle

step 2: ENJOY

The Mac and Wild Ready to Drink cocktails are available in all Mac and Wild Restaurants and online in 50 cl bottles, or in a gift box set
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Hannah Lynn Tan

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