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Three “Spirits” of Spring Cocktails

“Is the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?”…
“It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…”
Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

The above quote is a true description of spring in the Pacific Northwest. A sun filled day over 55 degrees is filled with half naked Western Washington natives. Once the clouds begin to roll in, it only takes a few minutes for a brilliant blue sky to become the familiar, ominous grey. A true Washingtonian always has a jacket nearby.

Even though rain has dominated this year, days are lengthening, the earth is warming and we are celebrating the spirits of spring. This week, we have eleven cocktails inspired by Mother Nature, you can find the first three here, and below are three more. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.

Planter's Punch

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Planter’s Punch at The Newes from America Pub at Kelley HouseFrom The Newes from America Pub at the historic Kelley House (Martha’s Vineyard)

Ingredients

  • 1.5 ounces  Light rum
  • 1 ounce  Dark rum
  • 1 ounce Pineapple juice
  • 1 ounce Orange juice
  • 0.5 ounce Grenadine
  • Floater  Dark rum

Method

Shake the first five ingredients together with ice. Strain into a large glass filled with ice and top with a dark rum floater, a cherry, and an orange slice.

Red's Good Time

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Red’s Good Time at Red’s Restaurant & Lounge at Sea Crest Beach HotelFrom Red’s Restaurant & Lounge at the Cape Cod favorite, Sea Crest Beach Hotel

Ingredients

  • 1.5 ounces  Absolut Citron
  • 0.75 ounce Guava puree
  • Splash Sprite
  • Splash Club soda

Method

Pour ingredients over ice in a 10 ounce highball glass. Stir and fill up with Sprite and Club soda.  Garnish with a sprig of mint.

Polished Apple

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

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Bison grass vodka
  • 0.5 ounce Apple ice wine
  • Dash Angostura bitters
  • 0.25 ounce Lime juice

Method

Shake with ice and double strain. Garnish with an edible spring flower.

 

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