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 easy spring cocktails, from a zesty tom collins to a sake cider fizz and iced tea sangria.


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15 spring cocktail recipes

Tom collins

This classic is essentially a sour cocktail lengthened with sparkling water. Winningly simple to mix, it makes for a deliciously refreshing aperitif.

A highball glass filled with a cocktail, garnished with a red cherry and set against an orange background

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

Iced tea sangria

Embrace early spring sunshine with this light wine cocktail that uses white wine, chamomile tea and citrus.

Iced Tea Sangria Recipe

Shandy Murray

This elegant rum cocktail comes from Brixton's The Shrub and Shutter. Long and easy-drinking, think of it as a cross between a shandy and a mojito.

Shandy Cocktail Recipe with Rum

Contessa cocktail bottles

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

Contessa Cocktail Recipe

Sake cider fizz

Spike sparkling cider with sake and yuzu juice for an elegant, easy-drinking cocktail.

Cider Cocktail Recipe with Sake

Gentian white lady cocktail

A scattering of edible flowers is sure to bring a little spring colour to your glass. This elegant serve 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 strain into your fanciest cocktail glasses.

Gentian white lady cocktail

Kombucha mocktail

Three ingredients is all it takes to make this grown-up alcohol-free cocktail, made tangy and sharp with kombucha.

Two glasses of spritz with slices of apple behind

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 keep you refreshed 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.

Valentines Cocktail For Gin Fizz With Rhubarb Syrup

The Lively Australian

Mix this refreshing cocktail for a light aperitif bursting with citrus and floral notes. The Lively Australian features Regal Rogue and zesty limoncello.

Lively Australiano portrait

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. Check out more pink cocktail recipes.

Negroni Sbagliato Cocktail Recipe with Rosé Wine

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 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.



Pronounced tee-oh-hee-toe, this cocktail consists of Tio Pepe fino sherry, lemonade, mint and fresh lemon. It's a classic Andalucian drink, and makes for a delicious low-ABV serve.


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Hannah GuinnessSenior sub editor and drinks writer

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