Best spring cocktails

Try our refreshing cocktails that make the most of spring ingredients, from rhubarb fizz to a rosé sbagliato

When the weather gets a little warmer and you’re ready to celebrate the arrival of spring with a deliciously elegant tipple, check out our favourite recipes. Want even more easy cocktail recipes? Learn how to recreate the classics or try something completely different with our twists on traditional flavours.


Make the most of seasonal supplies with our best ever spring ingredient recipes, try an indulgent dessert, a hearty salad or a light supper.

Best spring cocktail recipes

Bourbon and apple fizz

Make the most of apples with this bourbon and apple fizz, perfect for a light refresher with plenty of zing.

An apple cocktail in a tall glass

Contessa cocktail bottles

Get ready for picnic season with our handy bottled cocktails, pre-made and perfectly portable. Orangey aperol, balanced with a dry vermouth and zesty orange peel make this the top tipple for sharing over a picnic blanket.

Gentian white lady cocktail

A scattering of edible flowers is sure to bring a little spring colour to your glass. This elegant sere uses violet liqueur, gin and zingy lime juice to create a picture-perfect drink. Simply shake up your ingredients, frothing up the egg white and train into your fanciest cocktail glasses.

Mary’s Apple & Pears

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.

Rhubarb and rose gin fizz

Roses aren’t just for Valentine’s Day! Mix up a classic ramos gin fizz and switch things up with delicate rose water and homemade rhubarb syrup, perfect for a spring afternoon in the sun. This elegant cocktail is bound to impress and indulgent enough to replace dessert at the end of a meal.

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.

Rosé negroni sbagliato

Take a classic Italian aperitivo and give it a fresh pink twist ready for spring. This easy cocktail needs just three ingredients and has a beautiful balance of fruity and herbal flavours.

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.



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.