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Thirsty Thursday: Spring Cocktails

Easter is only a few days away and what says Easter cocktails more than colorful, cheery, and flavorful cocktails?  These spring cocktails are from top-not hotel bars from across the United States and are inspired by the changing from cold and dreary winter to colorful and warm spring and use the fruits and the flowers of the season.  Add some color to your Easter Brunch with one (or all) of the below!


Cantaloupe Martini:

From jade bar at Scottsdale’s fan favorite Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain (Ariz.)

1.5 oz. Titos Vodka

2 oz. Watermelon liqueur

Splash Orange juice (fresh)

Splash Lime juice (fresh)

Combine all ingredients with ice and shake

Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a cantaloupe ball

Cantaloupe Martini

Cantaloupe Martini

(recipe and image courtesy Sanctuary Camelback Ranch)



from the Five-Star, Five-Diamond The Umstead Hotel and Spa (Cary, N.C.)

1.5 oz. Ciroc

0.5 oz. St. Germain

0.5 oz. Lemon juice

0.5 oz. Hibiscus syrup

2 dashes Peychaurd’s

Splash Champagne

Combine all ingredients except for the champagne with ice, and shake

Fine strain into a tall coupe, and add champagne

Garnish with a Hibiscus flower



image and recipe courtesy of The Umstead Hotel and Spa)


Polished Apple:

from KANU Lounge at the illustrious mountain hideaway, The Whiteface Lodge (Lake Placid, NY)

2 oz. Bison grass vodka

0.5 oz. Apple ice wine

Dash Angostura bitters

0.25 oz. Lime juice

Shake with ice and double strain

Garnish with an edible spring flower

Polished Apple

Polished Apple

photo and recipe courtesy The Whiteface Lodge


Sage Blueberry Collins:

 from 3800 Ocean at the beachfront all-suite enclave, Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa(Fla.)

1 oz. Plymouth Gin

0.5 oz. Pavan Cognac

0.5 oz. Lemon juice

0.5 oz. Agave nectar

Splash Soda water

2 Fresh sage leaves

10 Blueberries

Muddle sage, blueberries, lemon juice and agave to a paste

Pack with ice and add gin and cognac before shaking well

Add a splash of soda water and double strain over fresh ice

Garnish with sage leaves and a blueberry skewer

Sage Blueberry Collins

Sage Blueberry Collins

photo and recipe courtesy Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa

Stay thirsty…

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