Spring is Here; Time to Clean and Refresh

As the chill of winter fades away, and nature begins to awaken, there’s a fresh sense of renewal in the air. Springtime begins with a fresh start, a time to shake off the cobwebs of the past and embrace the promise of warmer days ahead. What better way to bring in this season of refresh than with a little spring cleaning - alcohol edition! 

Whether you’re a seasoned cocktail enthusiast or simply enjoy the occasional drink, spring presents the perfect opportunity to revamp your home bar. So, dust off those bottles, clear out the clutter, and let’s explore some ways to spruce up your drinking game this spring. 

Clean Out The Old 

First things first - it’s time to take stock of your liquor cabinet and say goodbye to any lingering remnants of last year’s drinks. Check for any expired or nearly empty bottles that have been collecting dust and make room for fresh additions. 

Embrace Fresh Ingredients

With spring comes an abundance of fresh fruits, herbs, and botanicals bursting with flavor and fragrance. Take advantage of seasonal produce by incorporating them into your cocktails. Think refreshing citrus fruits like lemons, limes, and oranges, fragrant herbs like mint and basil, and juicy berries like strawberries and raspberries. Experiment with muddling, infusing, and garnishing to add a burst of springtime goodness to your drinks. 

Lighten Up Your Drinks 

Say goodbye to heavy, wintery cocktails and opt for lighter, more refreshing drinks that celebrate the bright flavors of spring. Swap out the rich, heavy spirits for the lighter alternatives like gin, vodka, or tequila. Consider mixing up a classic gin and tonic with a twist of fresh lime or crafting a zesty margarita with ripe, seasonal fruits. Light, effervescent cocktails like spritzers and coolers are perfect for sipping on a sunny spring afternoon. 

Get Creative With Cocktails 

Spring is a time for creativity and experimentation, so don’t be afraid to get adventurous with your cocktail creations. Try your hand at mixology by crafting your own signature drinks using unique flavor combinations and unexpected ingredients. Infuse your spirits with herbs, spices, or floral notes for added depth and complexity. You can also whip up some homemade syrups or infusions to elevate your cocktails to new heights of deliciousness. 

Savor The Season

Above all, take the time to savor the season and enjoy the simple pleasures of springtime drinking. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue, lounging on a sunny patio, or simply unwinding after a long day, let your drinks reflect the vibrant energy and joy of this rejuvenating season. Raise a glass to new beginnings, fresh starts, and the beauty of springtime in all its glory. 

As we say goodbye to winter’s chill and embrace the warmth and vitality of spring, let’s raise a toast to the season of renewal and refreshment. With a little spring cleaning and a dash of creativity, you can elevate your drinking experience to new heights and drink in the essence of spring with every sip. So, gather your favorite spirits, stock up on fresh ingredients, and get ready to toast to the arrival of spring in style. 

If you missed any of our past posts, you can read them here, and don’t forget to look out for next week's blog post; Farm to Bottle.   

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