Spring is here, and with it comes the opportunity to indulge in refreshing drinks that are not only delicious but also healthy. As a bartender, I have seen people asking for healthy cocktail options more frequently.
While cocktails are great, we cannot deny that they are often loaded with sugar and calories. That's why I have decided to switch things up and create some healthy alternatives that are perfect for the season.
Spring is a time of renewal and rejuvenation, and our bodies crave fresh and nutritious ingredients. That's why my healthy spring cocktails are made with natural ingredients that are not only good for you but also taste amazing.
From fresh fruit to herbs and vegetables, these cocktails are packed with nutrients that will leave you feeling energized and revitalized.
When it comes to healthy cocktails, many people assume that they will have to compromise on taste. However, that's not the case with my recipes.
I have carefully crafted each cocktail to ensure that they not only taste great but also look beautiful. From vibrant colors to unique flavor combinations, these cocktails are sure to impress your guests.
So, if you're looking for a way to enjoy the season without compromising your health, look no further than my healthy spring cocktail recipes.
Whether you're hosting a party or just want to enjoy a refreshing drink on a warm day, these cocktails are the perfect way to indulge without the guilt. So, grab your shaker and let's get mixing!
1. Coastal Orange Blossom Gin Cocktail
The Coastal Orange Blossom Gin Cocktail is a refreshing and healthy spring drink that is perfect for any occasion. Made with small batch artisanal gin from Vancouver Island, this cocktail is infused with the unique and distinct taste of orange blossom water. The addition of freshly squeezed orange juice and unsweetened coconut water balances the flavors perfectly, making it a great option for those who prefer their drinks on the less sweet side.
The minimalistic approach to the recipe makes it easy to prepare and perfect for a light spring lunch or garden party. Overall, the Coastal Orange Blossom Gin Cocktail is a must-try for anyone looking for a clean and natural cocktail that is both elegant and delicious.
2. Raspberry Lemon Drop
The Raspberry Lemon Drop is a delightful and refreshing cocktail that is perfect for spring. This cocktail is made with just a few simple ingredients, including raspberries, fresh lemon juice, and a splash of honey. The addition of fresh herbs like thyme, mint or basil gives this cocktail an extra burst of flavor and makes it feel fancy.
This cocktail is perfect for those who are looking for a healthy and refreshing drink that is not too sweet. It is a great option for those who want to enjoy a cocktail without consuming too many calories or added sugars. If you are looking for a refreshing and healthy cocktail to enjoy this spring, the Raspberry Lemon Drop is definitely worth a try!
3. Gin Cucumber Cooler
The Gin Cucumber Cooler is a refreshing and light cocktail that is perfect for spring and summer. Made with fresh cucumber juice and a touch of herbal simple syrup, this cocktail is a delicious way to cool down on a warm day. The combination of gin, cucumber, and herbs creates a unique flavor that is sure to please both gin lovers and those who are not big fans of the spirit.
Whether you prefer the mint or basil variation, this cocktail is easy to make and perfect for sipping on the porch or at a backyard barbecue. If you're looking for a healthy and tasty cocktail to enjoy this spring, the Gin Cucumber Cooler is definitely worth trying.
4. Blueberry Lemon and Cucumber Gin Mojitos
The Blueberry Lemon and Cucumber Gin Mojitos is a refreshing and healthy cocktail perfect for spring. Made with fresh blueberries, lemon, cucumber, and mint, this mojito-style cocktail is free of refined sugars and uses all-natural ingredients. The addition of gin and a splash of soda water gives it just the right amount of sparkle.
The blueberry simple syrup made from honey adds a lovely purple hue and a burst of flavor to the cocktail. The garnish of sliced cucumbers, lemons, blueberries, and edible flowers gives it a fun, colorful, and cheerful appearance. If you're looking for a healthier twist on the classic mojito, this cocktail is definitely worth a try.
5. Thyme and Cucumber Gin Cocktail
The Thyme and Cucumber Gin Cocktail is a refreshing and healthy option for those looking for a spring cocktail. Made with a simple syrup infused with cucumber, coriander, and thyme, this cocktail is easy to make and packed with flavor.
The addition of gin adds a subtle kick, while the cucumber and thyme keep things light and refreshing. This cocktail is perfect for sipping on a warm spring day, and is sure to impress your guests. Give it a try and see for yourself why it's one of the best healthy spring cocktails out there.
6. Matcha Mint Juleps
The Matcha Mint Julep is a refreshing and healthy cocktail that is perfect for spring. This cocktail is a modern twist on the classic mint julep, combining the flavors of grassy matcha green tea, mint syrup, and bourbon. The bitterness of the matcha is balanced by the sweetness of the mint syrup, and the bourbon adds a smooth finish to the drink.
This cocktail is perfect for those who want to enjoy a delicious and healthy drink without sacrificing flavor. If you're looking for a unique and refreshing cocktail to enjoy this spring, the Matcha Mint Julep is definitely worth trying.
7. Fiery Golden Mango Tonic Pitcher
The Fiery Golden Mango Tonic Pitcher is a healthy and delicious cocktail made with chamomile tea, ginger, turmeric, cayenne pepper, sweet mango juice, and lemon. It's packed with vitamin C and antioxidants, making it perfect for keeping our immune systems strong.
The sweetness of the mango pairs well with the turmeric and ginger, and its sweetness cancels out the heat from the cayenne. It's a great random weekday night drink that packs a healthy punch.
8. Strawberry Hibiscus Cooler
The Strawberry Hibiscus Cooler is a refreshing and healthy spring cocktail that is perfect for warm weather. It features a homemade hibiscus-infused simple syrup that adds a unique and floral flavor to the drink. The cocktail also includes fresh strawberries, lime juice, and sparkling water for a fizzy finish.
This cocktail is not only delicious but also contains natural ingredients, making it a healthier option compared to other sugary cocktails. If you're looking for a refreshing and unique cocktail to enjoy this spring, the Strawberry Hibiscus Cooler is definitely worth a try.
9. Green Tea Sangria
Looking for a healthy and refreshing cocktail to sip on this spring? Look no further than the Green Tea Sangria! This unique twist on a classic drink is lightly sweetened with honey and infused with green tea and lemon, making it the perfect balance of sweet and tart.
The addition of mint adds a refreshing twist, while the wine gives it just the right amount of kick. Plus, with the metabolism-boosting properties of green tea, you can feel good about indulging in this delicious drink. Trust us, you won't want to miss out on this amazing cocktail.
10. Carrot and Ginger Cocktail
The Carrot and Ginger Cocktail is a must-try for anyone looking for a healthy and delicious spring cocktail. Made with fresh carrot juice, ginger, thyme, honey, lemon, and vodka, this cocktail is a perfect blend of flavors that will leave you wanting more. The simple syrup is made with natural sweeteners, making it a healthier alternative to traditional cocktails.
The carrot juice adds a naturally sweet flavor, while the ginger and thyme give it a refreshing and zesty kick. This cocktail is perfect for any spring gathering and is sure to impress your guests. So, if you're looking for a unique and healthy cocktail to try this season, the Carrot and Ginger Cocktail is definitely worth a shot.
11. Matcha Gin Fizz
The Matcha Gin Fizz is a refreshing and healthy twist on the classic gin fizz cocktail, with the addition of earthy matcha powder. Matcha is known for its high concentration of antioxidants and calming caffeine, making this drink a unique and delicious option for health-conscious drinkers.
With its bright green color and slight aftertaste of matcha, it's a must-try for cocktail enthusiasts looking for a low-calorie option that still packs a punch.
12. Basil Rhubarb Shrub
The Basil Rhubarb Shrub is a unique and refreshing cocktail that is perfect for springtime. Made with a combination of rhubarb, sugar, and vinegar, this cocktail has a tangy and slightly sweet flavor that is enhanced by the addition of fresh basil. The use of a shrub in this cocktail adds a depth of flavor that is not found in other drinks.
Whether you prefer a non-alcoholic version or want to add a splash of gin or vodka, the Basil Rhubarb Shrub is a versatile cocktail that is sure to impress. So, if you're looking for a healthy and delicious cocktail to enjoy this spring, give the Basil Rhubarb Shrub a try.
13. Strawberry Chamomile Gimlet
The Strawberry Chamomile Gimlet is a refreshing and healthy cocktail that is perfect for spring. Made with homemade strawberry chamomile syrup, gin, and fresh lemon juice, this cocktail is a must-try for anyone who loves fruity and floral flavors. The sweetness of the strawberries is perfectly balanced with the tanginess of the lemon juice, while the chamomile adds a subtle floral note to the drink.
The cocktail is easy to make and can be garnished with fresh strawberries or chamomile flowers for an extra touch of elegance. If you're looking for a healthy and delicious cocktail to enjoy this spring, the Strawberry Chamomile Gimlet is definitely worth a try.
14. Peach Violet Empress Gin Sour
The Peach Violet Empress Gin Sour is a strikingly colorful and flavorful cocktail that is perfect for spring. Made with Empress 1908 Gin, which has a classic flavor profile with a unique blue-violet hue, the drink is balanced with the sweetness of peach and the floral notes of violet liqueur.
The addition of fresh lemon juice and mint adds a refreshing twist to the cocktail. The use of edible flowers such as orchids and violas adds a beautiful touch to the drink. Overall, the Peach Violet Empress Gin Sour is a must-try for anyone looking for a healthy and refreshing cocktail option this spring.
15. Coconut Basil Mojito
The Coconut Basil Mojito is a refreshing and healthy spring cocktail that will transport you to a tropical paradise. With its light and spritzy taste, this cocktail is perfect for sipping by the pool or enjoying with a meal. The subtle flavors of coconut water, fragrant basil, juicy lime, and sweet white rum make for a delicious and unique twist on the classic mojito.
This cocktail is easy to make and can be customized to your liking by using different types of rum or even vodka. If you're looking for a refreshing and healthy cocktail to enjoy this spring, the Coconut Basil Mojito is definitely worth trying.
16. White Linen Cocktail
The White Linen Cocktail is a perfect choice for those who prefer a crisp, clean cocktail with very little sweetness. Made with gin, elderflower liqueur, lime, cucumber, and soda water, this cocktail is refreshing and perfect for hot summer days.
The botanical notes and tartness make it a sophisticated yet simple drink that is quick and easy to whip up with only five simple ingredients. If you're looking for a low sugar cocktail suitable for the slow, lazy days of summer, the White Linen Cocktail is definitely worth a try.
17. Kombucha Mojitos
The Kombucha Mojito is a refreshing and healthy cocktail that is perfect for spring. This unique drink combines the classic mojito with the tangy and fizzy taste of kombucha, a fermented tea that is loaded with probiotics and other health benefits. The recipe can be made with any flavor of kombucha, but the original flavor is recommended for a classic taste.
For those who love hibiscus, a hibiscus simple syrup can be added to make a delicious hibiscus mojito. The best part? The cocktail can be made as a mocktail by omitting the rum, making it a perfect mid-day pick-me-up. Overall, the Kombucha Mojito is a must-try for anyone looking for a healthy and refreshing cocktail this spring.
18. Lavender Lemon Drop Martini
The Lavender Lemon Drop Martini is a refreshing and perfectly sweet cocktail that is sure to impress your guests this spring. This cocktail combines the tartness of lemon with the floral notes of lavender, creating a unique and delicious flavor profile. Made with just four simple ingredients, this cocktail is easy to make and is perfect for any occasion.
The lavender simple syrup adds a touch of sweetness to the drink, while the vodka gives it a nice kick. The dried lemon slice and small piece of dried lavender on top add a beautiful garnish to the drink. If you're looking for a unique and refreshing cocktail to enjoy this spring, the Lavender Lemon Drop Martini is definitely worth a try.
19. Sakura Lychee Spritz
The Sakura Lychee Spritz is a refreshing and unique mocktail that perfectly captures the essence of spring. Made with seasonal Japanese sakura and sweet lychee, this sparkling drink is both fruity and floral. The sakura flower adds a delicate and slightly perfumed flavor, while the lychee adds a tropical sweetness that balances it out.
The cocktail is garnished with a fresh sakura flower and lychee fruit, making it not only delicious but also visually appealing. This mocktail is perfect for those who want to enjoy a healthy and alcohol-free drink while still feeling fancy and indulgent. It's a must-try for anyone looking for a unique and refreshing springtime beverage.
20. Lingonberry Aperol Spritz
The Lingonberry Aperol Spritz is a refreshing twist on the classic Aperol Spritz cocktail. Inspired by a restaurant in Helsinki, this cocktail incorporates lingonberry syrup to give it a sweet and tart flavor. Lingonberry, a relative of blueberries and cranberries, is full of antioxidants and adds a unique taste to the cocktail.
The Aperol Spritz itself is a popular Italian bitter apéritif mixed with cava or prosecco and soda water. When combined with the lingonberry syrup, the cocktail becomes a bright orange color and is perfect for a summer day. If you're looking for a unique and refreshing cocktail to try this spring, the Lingonberry Aperol Spritz is definitely worth a taste.
21. Pineapple Rum Fizz With Rosemary
The Pineapple Rum Fizz with Rosemary is a refreshing and healthy tropical cocktail that's perfect for a sunny afternoon. The flavors of juicy pineapple, zesty lime, and herby rosemary are brought together with a subtle sweetness from the white rum.
The addition of soda water adds a bright and fizzy touch to the drink. Give it a try and enjoy the tropical flavors that will transport you straight to a beachside paradise.
Looking for a refreshing and healthy cocktail to enjoy this spring? Look no further than the Caipirinha, the national drink of Brazil. Made with cachaça, a Brazilian spirit made from sugar cane, and fresh lime, this cocktail is simple yet flavorful.
It has a sweet and tangy taste with a grassy aftertaste, making it perfect for sipping on a hot day. While it may be strong, it's easy to drink and perfect for a barbecue or day at the beach. If you're looking for a new and exciting cocktail to try this spring, give the Caipirinha a chance.