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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Six Springtime Sips


In the midst of a chilly, damp April, it can be hard to believe that May flowers—and the sunshine that brings them—are waiting for us on the other side. But we’re muddling through with the help of some springtime sips. Here are six recipes to help you usher in your own springy sun.

The Rose
A few drops of rose water transform this simple sparkling cocktail into something more exotic.

Bourbon St
Bourbon, fresh strawberries and rhubarb bitters are a match made in cocktail heaven, and the ginger and honey syrups make this drink even more delicious.

Pillow Talk
Chamomile flowers flavor the pisco base of this cocktail, and a splash of créme de violette highlights their perfumey essence.

Chamomile Flower and Strawberry Smoothie
Strawberries lend sweetness while chamomile flowers work their calming magic—the perfect way to start or end the day.

Veronica Rose
In this cocktail from Erick Castro of Polite Provisions, our Imbibe 75 2014 Cocktail Bar of the Year, everything’s coming up roses.

Summer Rose
Named for its rosy hue, this cocktail actually gets its dose of May flowers from a little pour of lavender syrup.