Let’s welcome spring! The days are getting longer, the sun is out past 5, and the warm weather has been on everyone’s mind. Take out your picnic blanket, head out to the nearest park and invite your closest friends to a boozy picnic with one or all of our top 5 Spring Picnic Cocktails!

Sunset Punch

8 oz. bourbon
12 oz. chilled ginger beer
8 oz. white vermouth
¼ cup simple syrup
½ cup fresh lemon juice
Lemon slices for garnish

Grab a punch bowl and combine the bourbon, ginger beer, vermouth, syrup and lemon juice. Serve over ice and garnish with lemon slices. (Serves 8)

(Source: https://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/sunset-punch)


Lemon Whiskey Sours

1 ¼ cups whiskey
¾ cup fresh lemon juice
¾ cup fresh lime juice
1 cup simple syrup

Combine juices, simple syrup and whiskey in a small pitcher. Stir gently. Fill glasses with ice and divide cocktail evenly among glasses. Garnish with maraschino cherries (serves 2).

(Source: https://www.garnishwithlemon.com/meyer-lemon-whiskey-sours/)


Classic Bloody Mary

1 oz. vodka
3 oz. tomato juice
2 dashes red hot sauce
2 dashes green hot sauce
1 dash Worcestershire sauce
½ oz. lemon juice
1 pinch salt
1 pint pepper
1 stalk celery, for garnish

In a mixing glass combine the vodka, tomato juice, red and green hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Pour back and forth between two mixing glasses. Grab a highball glass and fill with ice, then strain mix into glass. Garnish with celery stalk. (Serves 1)

(Source: https://www.popsugar.com/food/Bloody-Mary-Recipe-22606992)



6 to 12 oz. tequila
1 (12 oz.) frozen limeade concentrate
3 (12 oz.) Mexican-style beers
Lime slices for garnish

Stir the limeade and tequila in a pitcher, then add the beers. Fill individual glasses with ice and pour. Garnish with lime slices. (Serves 8)

(Source: https://www.southernkitchen.com/recipes/drink/29-beergaritas)


Quick White Sangria

¼ cup brandy
1 bottle (750 ml) dry white wine, chilled
1 can (12 oz.) lemon-lime soda, chilled
¼ cup sugar
1 medium lemon, sliced
1 medium lime, sliced
1 cup sliced frozen peaches, thawed
1 cup sliced frozen strawberries, thawed
Ice cubes

Mix the brandy and sugar in a pitcher until sugar is dissolved. Add all remaining ingredients and stir gently. Serve over ice. (Serves: 6)

(Source: https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/quick-white-sangria/)