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Top 5 best spring cocktails

Here are our top five best spring cocktails. They come from the likes of Nightjar, Hawksmoor, Black Dice and The Folly and are all great, on-trend options for spring drinking.

Mary’s Apple & Pears

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Created at The Folly, this mix of pear, apple and a pinch of pepper brought together with the fresh, citrus notes of Ketel One Vodka makes for a deliciously fruity cocktail. Served long, it’s a great one to refresh you throughout the spring months.

Ward 8

This pre-prohibition-style cocktail is from the new spring/summer menu from Nightjar, the multi-award-winning speakeasy in Shoreditch. Wait! It’s not the lazy speakeasy pastiche you may be thinking of, these guys were placed 3rd at the World’s 50 Best Bar awards – the bar embodies the roaring 20s but the drinks are the real focus, thanks to cocktail genius Marian Beke.

Rows of roses

When the rosé comes out, we know that summer has started. While a chilled glass is perfect on a hot day, the seriously fruity characteristics of this style of wine make it great for cocktails too. Try it in this fantastic, refreshing cognac-based cocktail from Hawksmoor Spitalfields.

Rhubarb and ginger negroni

This update on the classic negroni using rhubarb and ginger is a great shout for spring. It comes from Black Dice, a 1960s rock ‘n’ roll inspired bar tucked away beneath Moroccan restaurant MOMO in Mayfair. It’s open until 3am, perfect for a nightcap.

Tiojito

Pronounced tee-oh-hee-toe,  this cocktail consists of Tio Pepe fino sherry, lemonade, mint and fresh lemon. If you want to make a jug multiply the amounts by four.


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