Spring Party Cocktails to Help you Forget it’s Still Winter

Gross, we know. There is still soooo much snow on the ground. And the air is still so cold. While we love winter, we are done with this one! To feel a little spring in the air, even if it's false, we thought a few spring inspired cocktails would be in order for the weekend.

You can thank us by inviting us over to try your favourite spring party cocktails.

The Blueberry Rum Smash

party planning

- Fresh (or frozen) blueberries

- 1 tablespoon brown sugar

- 3/4 ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice

- 2 ounces rum

- Ginger ale

Cover the bottom of an old-fashioned glass or mason jar with blueberries. (If you're using a smaller glass, make a double layer.) Add the brown sugar and lemon juice and muddle (or smoosh with the back of a spoon) until the sugar is melted. The idea is to break the skins of the blueberries, but not to mash them into a pulp. Fill the glass with crushed ice and then add the rum. Top with ginger ale and stir.

Strawberry Gin Smash

party drinks

- 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar

- 1 lime wedge

- 3 fresh strawberries, 2 hulled and sliced and 1 reserved for garnish

- 3 ounces gin

- Club soda

- Fresh mint sprig, for garnish

In a tall glass, combine the sugar and a squeeze of juice from the lime wedge. Muddle with the back of a spoon to dissolve the sugar. Add the sliced strawberries and lightly muddle.

Fill the glass with ice and add the gin. Top with a splash of club soda and garnish with the last strawberry and a sprig of mint.

Watermelon Mojito

spring party drinks

- 2 ounces rum (Tabla uses Cruzan dark, 2-year aged, but white may also be used)

- 1 ounce fresh lime juice

- 1 ounce simple syrup

- 6-8 mint leaves

- 3 1/2 ounces watermelon flesh, cut into cubes

Muddle watermelon and mint in a cocktail shaker or mixing glass. Add rum, lime juice, and simple syrup, and shake well with ice. Pour (without straining) into a double rocks glass.