It’s Spring and one of our favorite time of year to link up with our girls and have a few cocktails. Kontrol couldn’t wait to give you a sneak peek of 5 Mouthwatering Spring Cocktails Recipes for Ladies Night because we know how much you appreciate a cute drink!
La Fleur Cocktail
- 2 oz. Plymouth gin.
- Fresh lemon juice.
- Fresh grapefruit juice.
- St-Germain elderflower liqueur.
- .25 oz. Simple syrup.
- 1 dash. Orange bitters.
- Brut Champagne (Perrier-Jouët)
- 1 Edible pansy.
Add all the ingredients except the Champagne to a shaker and fill with ice.
Shake, and strain into a cocktail glass.
Top with the Champagne and garnish with an edible pansy if desired.
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 rhubarb stalks, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- 1/2 cup fresh orange juice (from 1 orange)
- 1 orange, halved and cut into 1/4-inch slices
- 1 pint strawberries, hulled and quartered
- 4 cups (32 ounces) chilled seltzer
- 1 bottle (750 ml) chilled sparkling wine, such as Champagne or Prosecco
In a small saucepan, combine sugar and water. Bring to a boil, add rhubarb. Transfer mixture to a medium heatproof bowl and let cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a pitcher or large bowl, combine orange juice, orange, and strawberries. To serve, add cooled rhubarb mixture, seltzer, sparkling wine, and ice.
Wood Sorrel Gin Smash
- 1 generous handful wood sorrel leaves and stems
1 ounce simple syrup (see below)
2 ounces gin
Sprigs of wood sorrel, for garnish
- Place the wood sorrel and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker and muddle. Add the gin and fill the shaker with ice. Shake thoroughly, and strain into an old-fashioned glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with wood sorrel.
Combine the water and sugar in a small saucepan, and bring to a simmer over medium-low heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Simmer for another minute. Remove from heat and let cool. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
Cotton Candy Champagne
- 1 bottle of champagne, sparkling wine or rose champagne
- fresh cotton candy flavor of your choice (you can make your own or buy fresh packaged cotton candy)
1.Pour champagne into glasses about 2/3 full. Do not fill to the top as you do not want the champagne to touch the cotton candy until people are ready to drink.
- Keep cotton candy sealed until right before serving (this goes for packaged cotton candy and any fresh cotton candy you may make). This will prevent your cotton candy from melting and turning hard. Right before serving, open your cotton candy and gently pull off a small tuft of cotton candy to place on top of the rim of the champagne glass. Make sure your cotton candy is slightly wider than the rim of your champagne glass so that it can sit right on top of it. Serve immediately. Place cotton candy into champagne and let cotton candy dissolve into champagne before drinking.
WILD VIOLET SPRITZERS
2 cups tightly packed, freshly picked wild violets
- 1/2 cup sugar
- Juice of half a lemon, strained
- Sparkling spring water, as needed
1.Remove and discard violet stems. Rinse violets gently with cool water in a colander, and remove any insects. Place 2 cups of water in a 1 1/2-quart saucepan. Add violets, cover, and simmer gently over medium-low heat for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat; let steep, covered, for 20 minutes. Strain liquid through damp cheesecloth or a coffee filter; the liquid will be green.
2.Measure 1 cup of liquid. Pour into a small saucepan; add the sugar. Bring to a simmer over medium heat; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring to dissolve sugar. Let cool for 5 minutes. Slowly add just enough lemon juice for the liquid to turn purple; the acid in the lemon juice is balancing the pH of the liquid. Don’t add all the lemon juice or the liquid may turn red.
3.To make one serving of Wild Violet Sparkling Water, add 1 tablespoon of Violet Syrup to sparkling spring water.
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Written By: Tamara Butler
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