Hosting a springtime holiday party is the perfect way to bring your family and friends together to create fun memories and dine on delicious food and drinks! As you’re planning your upcoming holiday parties, there’s one step you might overlook: the cocktails.

Simply put, no family celebrations are complete without some delicious cocktails for the adults to enjoy! If you’re on the hunt for the best spring cocktails to serve at all your springtime events, you’re in luck. Here are our 10 favorite spring cocktails – recipes included – to make an impression on your guests!

1. Appletini

One of our favorite springtime flavors is apple – and a simple appletini is the perfect way to kick off all your springtime holiday parties! This delicious green drink has the perfect balance of sweet, sour, and tart flavors, making it a delight even better than biting into a fresh apple.

To make this drink, you’ll need to gather the following ingredients:

  • 1 ounce apple juice
  • ¼ ounce lemon juice
  • 1 ¼ ounces green apple schnapps
  • 1 ½ ounces vodka of choice
  • Ice
  • Green apple slices (optional)
  • Lemon juice (optional)

You can find the full recipe here!

2. Lavender Lemon Drop

Lemon-flavored drinks are some of the best cocktails you can create during the springtime. They offer unmatched freshness and the perfect citrus-sweet flavor palette to delight even casual cocktail drinkers.

This drink takes the traditional lemon drop up a notch, incorporating floral flavors to capture the feeling of spring. To create a mouthwatering lavender lemon drop, collect the following ingredients:

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 ounce lavender syrup

You can create this drink using the full recipe found here!

3. Peach Bellini

A favorite spring and summer fruit is the always-juicy peach, and a tasty peach bellini is the perfect way to incorporate one of our favorite fruits into an irresistible cocktail! While you may have tried a peach bellini at different restaurants previously, this recipe will take the classic peach bellini to the next level.

​​To create a truly unforgettable peach bellini cocktail, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 3 cups of frozen peach slices
  • ½ cup triple sec or peach liqueur
  • 1 bottle of Prosecco or your favorite champagne or sparkling wine
  • Fresh peach slices for garnishing

Find the full recipe and bring the ultimate peach bellini to life here!

4. Red Sangria

When you think of springtime cocktails served at a holiday party, anything with fresh fruit is a must-have – and a classic red sangria is the perfect solution to all of your fruity cravings! Combining a medley of the freshest fruits available, this red sangria will surely be a hit at your holiday parties and family celebrations.

To create a red sangria that will have your party guests coming back for more, collect the following ingredients:

  • 1 750-milliliter bottle of dry red wine
  • ½ cup brandy
  • ½ cup triple sec
  • ⅓ cup frozen lemonade concentrate
  • ⅓ cup orange juice
  • ⅓ cup white sugar (optional)
  • 1 medium orange, sliced into rounds
  • 1 medium lime, sliced into rounds
  • 1 medium lemon, sliced into rounds
  • 8 maraschino cherries
  • 2 cups carbonated water (optional)

You can complete your flawless red sangria using the recipe found here.

5. Frozen Lemonade

Spring is the time when lemonade stands come back to the party – and the perfect time to take advantage of the lemon craze by creating a delicious, adults-only frozen lemonade! While many tasty recipes are available for this drink, we think you’ll love this one the most.

For the perfect frozen lemonade cocktail, gather the ingredients below:

  • 1 pint lemon sorbet
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1 cup lemonade
  • 1-pint ice

You can create the cocktail using the recipe found here!

6. Negroni

A classic negroni is difficult to beat if you’re looking for a cocktail that packs an extra punch. This drink is tailored for cocktail lovers, so if you think your party guests are up to par, there’s no going wrong with this recipe!

To create a traditional negroni cocktail, collect the following ingredients:

  • 25-milliliter gin
  • 25-milliliter sweet vermouth
  • 25-milliliter Campari
  • Ice

Finish off this recipe by combining the following ingredients using the steps here!

7. Raspberry Lemon Cocktail

If you couldn’t tell already, we’re big fans of any springtime cocktail featuring lemon as one of the main ingredients – and this delicious raspberry lemon cocktail is no exception! This recipe combines two of the best springtime flavors into a beautiful, harmonious cocktail that’ll have all your guests talking.

To create this unforgettable cocktail, gather the following ingredients:

  • 1 pint of fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 ounces vodka
  • Ice
  • 16 ounces of lemon sparkling water
  • Raspberries and lemon slices for garnish

Create this cocktail using the instructions found here!

8. Mezcal Pineapple Sour

There’s practically an endless number of mezcal recipes you can create to bring fun to your holiday parties – but this delicious mezcal pineapple sour cocktail has to be our favorite! The fresh pineapple flavor makes this mezcal recipe a home run for party guests and will surely give partygoers something to talk about.

You can create this recipe using the ingredients below:

  • 1 ½ ounces mezcal
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey syrup (sub agave or simple syrup)
  • 1 ounce aquafaba

To create this memorable cocktail, follow the instructions found here!

9. Strawberry Daiquiri

What list of springtime cocktail recipes is complete without a daiquiri? While you can explore many daiquiri flavors, it’s hard to beat a strawberry daiquiri – a drink that tastes as good as it looks.

To create this recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 6 ounces white rum
  • ¼ cup simple syrup
  • ½ cup lime juice
  • 4 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup ice cubes

Complete this classic recipe using the steps found here!

10. Mint Julep

Rounding off our list of the best springtime cocktails to serve at adult-friendly parties is the classic mint julep, one of the most refreshing cocktails you can ask for! The mint julep embodies everything springtime is about: fresh, new beginnings!

To create a traditional mint julep, you’ll need to collect the following ingredients:

  • 4 to 5 mint sprigs, leaves only
  • 2 sugar cubes or ½ ounce simple syrup
  • 2 ½ ounces bourbon whiskey
  • Mint sprig for garnish

You can create this invigorating beverage using the recipe found here!

Meet Your Catering Needs With The Refuge

Looking for a restaurant to meet all your catering needs for your upcoming holiday party or family celebration? The Refuge has you covered. You can order catering for any of your events – or visit us at our restaurant for the ultimate combination of food and fun!