In our opinion, there’s no better way to celebrate a new season than to raise a glass full of something delicious. Spring is also one of the best times of the year for those who love a fruity drink, so why not indulge by mixing up your own at home?
Here are a few of our favorite cocktails and mocktails for celebrating the spring season.
1. Strawberry Smash
Nothing says “spring” like fresh, juicy berries. Take advantage of all the delicious in-season fruit with this easy Strawberry Smash recipe. (Simply leave out the booze for an easy mocktail!)
Recipe adapted from Cookie and Kate
- 5 ripe strawberries, hulled
- 5 fresh basil leaves
- 1 medium lemon, juiced (plus more for garnish)
- Drizzle honey
- 1 bottle Jarritos Strawberry
- Thoroughly muddle strawberries and basil in the mixing glass.
- Add lemon juice and a drizzle of honey. Stir in the vodka.
- Fill a tall glass with ice and pour mixture into the glass. Top it off with Jarritos Strawberry soda.
- Mix by pouring back into your mixing glass, then back into your drinking glass.
- Garnish with a lemon round and a strawberry.
2. Sparkling Cucumber Limeade
There’s perhaps no flavor combination more refreshing than cucumber and lime. Next time the spring temperatures climb into the 80s and above, break out this recipe for a cooling, fizzy Cucumber Limeade to quench your thirst in style.
Recipe adapted from Rachael Ray
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 Tbsp lime zest, plus 1 cup fresh lime juice (from 4 to 6 limes)
- 1 medium English cucumber, halved and thinly sliced
- 2 cups chilled sparkling water
- 1 bottle Jarritos Lime
- In a small saucepan, bring the sugar, lime zest and 3/4 cup water to a simmer over medium hear, stirring constantly until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and stir in the mint leaves. Let cool for 30 minutes.
- Strain the lime syrup through a sieve into a pitcher. Add cucumber and lime juice; refrigerate for at least one hour.
- Just before serving, add the sparkling water. Serve over ice and top off with a splash of Jarritos Lime soda in each glass. Garnish with mint and a lime wheel.
3. Watermelon Punch Bowl
Does anything scream “party” like a punch bowl made out of a watermelon? We didn’t think so.
Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart
- 1 oblong seedless watermelon (about 14 lbs)
- 3 cups seltzer
- Jarritos Watermelon
- Cut top third off watermelon; trim bottom just enough to make a flat surface. Scoop out flesh.
- Working in batches, puree watermelon in a food processor or blender. Stain through a fine sieve and discard solids. You should have about 9 cups of juice.
- Cover rind in plastic wrap. Refrigerate juice and rind until chilled, about 1 hour.
- Combine juice with seltzer and transfer mixture to rind.
- To serve, pour punch into a glass with ice and top each serving with a splash of Jarritos Watermelon.
Tip: You can even “tap” your watermelon serving bowl like a keg for a fun party centerpiece! Get the step-by-step instructions here.
4. Orange-Pom Fizz
Toast to all your big spring occasions with this sparkling wine-based drink that can easily be made without alcohol so everyone can enjoy.
Recipe adapted from Brit.Co
- 4 oz pomegranate juice
- 2 oz orange liqueur
- 4 oz Prosecco (or sparkling water for a non-alcoholic version)
- Jarritos Mandarin
- Optional garnishes: Pomegranate seeds, orange slices, sanding sugar for rim
- If sugaring rims, run orange slice along the rim of your glasses and dip them into a low, wide bowl of sanding sugar.
- Pour 2 oz pomegranate juice into each glass. Add equal amount orange liqueur.
- Pour 4 oz Prosecco (or sparkling water) and 4 oz Jarritos Mandarin into each glass.
- If using garnishes, top with pomegranate seeds and add an orange slice. Serve immediately.
5. Grapefruit-Lime Paloma
The Paloma is a classic Mexican cocktail that’s deceptively simple and distinctly delicious. Take out the tequila and add extra lime juice for a non-alcoholic spring refresher.
Recipe adapted from Serious Eats
- 2 oz Reposado tequila
- 1/2 lime, plus wedge for garnish
- Coarse salt
- Jarritos Grapefruit
- Fill a tall glass with ice. Juice the lime into the glass. Add tequila and a pinch of coarse salt.
Top with Jarritos Grapefruit soda and stir gently to combine. Garnish with lime wedge.