Ahhh…some refreshing spring cocktail recipes as we anxiously await springs’ arrival. I mean we need to be prepared when we’re able to welcome the warmer weather and more importantly, longer days.

When I was looking for inspiration for these champagne cocktails, I immediately thought of one thing that makes me so happy every spring:  fresh flowers.  Honestly, purple tulips are my favorite, but when  I went to Google and searched edible flowers, tulips did pop up.  But whe did appear in my search provided all the inspiration to make these your new favorite spring cocktails.

Once we secured the edible flowers, thanks to Amazon, we were excited to created cocktails with more of a floral flavor than we’ve ever done before.  For all the gin lovers out there, I’m sure you will appreciate the floral flavor of the perfect spring cocktail.  

What we like best about these spring cocktail recipes are they are pretty simple.  You need a few key ingredients and you can mix and match several different cocktails.  And you’ll notice that we used two new flavors of simple syrup, but plain will work just fine in these recipes as well.  

Spring Cocktail Recipes

Rosé Blossom Spritz

  • 2 oz Rosé Vodka
  • 1 1/2 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice
  • 1/2-3/4 Simple Syrup (We used Rose Syrup)
  • 1 oz Lime Juice or Limeade
  • Top with Sparkling Rosé 
Spring cocktail recipes that are easy and fun with the perfect rose flower garnish.
  1. In a cocktail shaker or mixing glass with ice cubes, combine grapefruit juice, simple syrup and lime juice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Pour into your favorite champagne glass.
  4. Top with bubbly.
  5. Optional:  Garnish with a grapefruit slice or lime wedge.

TIP:  If you’d like it a tad sweeter instead of tart, use grapefruit soda instead of fresh grapefruit juice.

Lavender Lemon Spritz

  • 1 1/2 oz  Rosé Vodka (Regular vodka works too)
  • 1 oz lemon juice or Limeade
  • 3/4 oz Limoncello
  • 1/2 oz Simple Syrup (We used lavender syrup)
  • Top with bubbly
  • Optional: Yellow or gold brew glitter
The lavender lemon spritz before we added the brew glitter.
  1. In a cocktail shaker or mixing glass with ice cubes, add vodka, lemon juice, limoncello and simple syrup.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Pour into your favorite glass. 
  4. Add brew glitter.
  5. Top with bubbly.
  6. Optional:  Garnish wth a lemon wedge.

To really make this color pop, we added yellow brew glitter.  We love brew glitter because it doesn’t affect the taste whatsoever and it really brightens up a drink.  It’s so hard to get a really good photograph how pretty this make the drink, so trust me, it’s worth it.  And a little goes a LONG way.  We’ve had small containers for years and we added on a variety pack on our original order (easily 4 years ago) and we’re still working through those colors.

The perfect spring cocktail recipe, bright and bubbly with brew glitter as the key ingredient.

Lavender Blossom Fizz

  • 1 1/2 oz  Gin (We used Empress Elderflower Rosé Gin)
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice or Limeade
  • 3/4 oz Simple Syrup (We used lavender syrup)
  • Top with bubbly
This spring cocktail recipe is super simple with 4 total ingredients.
  1. In a cocktail shaker or mixing glass with ice cubes, add gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Pour into your favorite glass. 
  4. Top with bubbly.
  5. Optional:  Garnish with lavender 

Rosé French 75

  • 1 oz Empress Elderflower Rosé Gin
  • 1/2 oz Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 oz Rose Simple Syrup
  • 3 oz Bubbly
  • Optional:  Garnish with  dried roses or rose petals.
A spring twist on a French 75 cocktail.
  1. In a cocktail shaker or mixing glass with ice cubes, add gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Pour into your favorite glass.  We love our champagne coupe glass for this twist on a French 75 but a martini glass or champagne flute would be just as fun.  
  4. Top with bubbly or a sparkling rosé.
  5. Optional: Garnish with dried roses or rose petals. 

Lavender French 75

  • 1 oz gin (We used Empress 1908 Indigo Gin.)
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz lavender  syrup
  • 3 oz bubbly
  • Optional: Lavender for garnish
Spring inspired French 75 with Lavender.
  1. In a cocktail shaker or mixing glass with ice cubes, add gin, lemon juice, and lavender syrup.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Pour into your favorite glass. 
  4. Top with bubbly.
  5. Optional:  Garnish with lavender

Hibiscus Mimosa

​Let’s make the easiest and prettiest mimosa on the planet shall we?  To make this the easiest mimosa ever, you just need two ingredients:  

  • Wild Whole hibiscus flowers in syrup
  • Bubbly

These both can both be found at your liquor store.  I have however, also bought the hibiscus flowers in syrup on Amazon before as well. 

Hibiscus mimosa with vodka and hibiscus syrup

Now truly, add about 1T of syrup to a champagne flute and top the rest with bubbly.  Of course, you want to add a flower into the glass as well (put that in before adding the bubbly, but be very careful with the bubbly pour!).  Now it’s really just that simple.  And how great is that to just put out and let everyone help themselves to make their own drink.  

Now it wouldn’t be Bubbly Side of Life if we didn’t doctor this mimosa up a bit, would it?  Obviously, we love our flavored vodkas, so adding 1-1 1/2 oz of lemon, lime, vanilla, raspberry, citrus or pomegranate vodka with the hibiscus syrup.  And how pretty is that? The syrup settles to the bottom and the vodka is on top.

Hibiscus Mimosa

Cheers to a New Season

What is perfect way to make and share these spring drinks?  Well, there are so many celebrations worthy of a delicious spring cocktail.  And here are just a few:

  • Baby Shower
  • Gender Reveal
  • Bridal Shower
  • Bachelorette Party
  • Welcome First Warm Days of Spring Party (You know I’m hosting one of these on my deck!)
  • St. Joseph’s Day (I’d say St. Patrick’s Day, but none of these are made with whiskey nor are they green, but don’t let that stop you.)
  • Easter

Since I mentioned Easter, let’s chat about some fun ways we include bubbly in our Easter celebration. 

Easter Fun with Bubbly

Who said the kids are the ones who get to have all the fun on Easter?  It’s time to make a 21 and older Easter egg hunt. Here are some super fun and easy ways to make an adult only Easter egg hunt.  

First, head over to the Dollar Tree.  You can grab all sorts of different sizes of plastic eggs from small ones to giant ones.  The best part is everything is $1.25 (except the giant one) so you won’t spend too much money on supplies which is good because you’ll need that money for the fillers.  Now if you’d rather have everything delivered to your doorstep, you can find the same things on Amazon. 

Now it’s time for the fun part, what to fill each egg with.  For the medium sized eggs, grab some splits of bubbly.  Our favorite splits right now are LaMarca Prosecco Rosé, Une Femme and Menage á Trois.  If you’re having trouble finding splits, fill them with sparkling wine cans.  Our all time favorite can is the Our House Wine brut bubbly cans.  

Now you may have some guests who don’t love bubbly as much as you or I do and thankfully there are all sorts of premade cocktails in cans now that you can fill these medium eggs with.  From premade moscow mules to aperol spritz and everything in between.  Not to mention all the seltzers and ciders on the market, you truly will have something for everyone.You can even do cans of beer for the beer lovers in your group.  

For the giant sized eggs, you’re going to want to find a full size bottle of bubbly with a crown cap.  Unfortunately, bottles with corks will not fit and trust me, we’ve tried all sorts of them. Obviously, these aren’t very easy to disguise and hide, but it’s just a lot of fun regardless.  

Now for the smaller sized eggs, this is going to be a lot of fun.  For these, you’re going to grab the small 50mL bottles of liquor.  Now of course once you’re in the liquor store, there are so many options, but how can we make these even more fun?  What if you used the various sizes of eggs to create the best spring cocktails? 

Of course, you can use any of the ingredients for spring cocktails we have above or you can be a big more creative.  

  • How about one egg with whiskey (or bourbon), one with ginger beer, one with lime?  Obviously, when you combine whiskey (or bourbon), lime and ginger beer, you can create a Kentucky Mule.  Replace whiskey or bourbon with vodka, and you can create a moscow mule.
  • How about one egg with tequila, one egg with orange liqueur, one with lime?  When you combine all of these ingredients, you have a margarita.  
  • You can create any sort of classic cocktail easter eggs like gin or vodka and tonic water or vodka and cranberry juice or a white rum (or spiced rum) and coke.  
  • How about creating a mimosa hunt?  One egg has the juice and one has the bubbly.  You can get small size cans and bottles of orange juice, grapefruit juice, pineapple juice, cranberry juice…honestly any type of juice you could possibly want. 

Get creative!  Think of how fun that can be with all the small bottles of liquor you have to choose from.


  • You may have noticed that we have really large glasses.  No matter if it’s a copper mug or a champagne coupe glass, we seem to always find the extra large size. Sometimes we find that we need to double the amount of liquid in the cocktail shaker and then top with bubbly.  The other option is to keep the recipe as is and instead of filling to the top with bubbly, use equal parts club soda, soda water or a flavored sparkling water and bubbly to top the cocktail.  
  • If you’re serving a big group, turning these into a big batch cocktail so you don’t have to play bartender is always recommended,  And rather than use a whole lot of fresh ice that will just water down your drink, try using fresh fruit that you froze ahead of time.  Sometimes we’re lazy and buy frozen fruit, but often with buy fresh fruit and either create ice cubes with it or just freeze it as is.  For these cocktails some of the best fruit options would be fresh raspberries, blueverries or strawberries.
  • Always have a variety of sparkling wine at the various sweetness levels available for a topper.  When I am bringing a big batch drink or setting up a bubbly cocktail station, I always make sure to set out a bottle of brut sparkling wine and a dry or extra dry (that’s sweet in sparkling wine terminology) bottle as well.  We find this to be a better way to ensure everyone is enjoying a drink that is perfect for them.  
  • Fresh ingredients are always best, but we totally get it, it’s not always easy or feasible.  Heck we keep our cabinets stocked with juices (including lemon and lime juice) and try to remember to grab the seasonal produce and fresh herbs when we’re at the store, but your cocktails won’t be ruined if you don’t have those things.  
  • Let’s chat about garnishing these bubbly cocktails, shall we?  I am the worst at remembering to do it.  And what’s interesting is many of you have told me that you can’t be bothered to garnish your cocktails either.  One easy way to make it an option for your guests is to have them out in their own containers at your drink station.  Don’t make it hard, keep it simple.  Thnk:  lime wedge, lemon wedge, maraschino cherry or luxardo cherry and brew glitter.

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We’ve had fun in the past with Easter cocktails, mocktails and desserts if you’re looking for some ideas.

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