4 Delicious & Easy Cocktail Recipes to Put a Spring in Your Step! (Vegan & Gluten-Free)

Well, it’s official…in addition to losing my mind, I’ve also completely lost all sense of time in quarantine.

Did you know that the first day of spring already happened like a month ago?! I seriously had no idea until I just looked it up 0.0482 seconds ago! 

And apparently alcohol sales have been through the roof since the start of the quarantine! Since it seems like everyone is stocking up on β€œessentials” why not put those β€œessentials” to good use by creating some springtime cheer, eh?

In the spirit of quarantine (I think I found the name for my first boat!), I created these recipes with the same few primary ingredients to stretch resources. Plus, it takes way too long to get deliveries nowadays and I’ve gotta get my spring on! 

I focused on combining the same few ingredients, including cherry simple syrup, rose water, tequila, vodka and a citrus component, to create the perfect balance of sweet and lightly floral cocktails!

Oh, and why rose and cherry?

Since this is when roses and cherries bloom, they seemed like the best ingredients to usher in spring. (Plus, I already had frozen cherries in my freezer and we make do with what we have, okkurrrr?!

Anywho, be sure to check out my super simple recipe for cherry simple syrup that’s needed for some of the cocktails. It’s also great with sparkling water (like Topo Chico) if you want a non-alcoholic, old-fashioned soda!

The Recipes

 Cherry Blossom Martini

I love cherry blossoms! They’re one of my top 3 favorite flowers…the first two are almond and coconut. ;P My Cherry Blossom Martini tastes just like a popsicle with the proper amount of (adult) refreshment!

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Amara Andrew- Cherry Blossom Martini Recipe

Cherry Blossom Martini

  • Author: Amara Andrew
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 martini 1x
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Method: Shaken

Description

I love cherry blossoms! They’re one of my top 3 favorite flowers…the first two are almond and coconut. ;P My Cherry Blossom Martini tastes just like a popsicle with the proper amount of (adult) refreshment!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 3 frozen organic cherries
  • 2 oz. Tito’s vodka
  • 1 oz. cherry simple syrup
  • Squeeze of organic lemon
  • Ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Muddle your cherries in the bottom of a cocktail shaker or mason jar.
  2. Add the rest of your ingredients on top of your muddled cherries.
  3. Shake for about a minute.
  4. Strain over a martini glass. You can add in the muddled cherries if you’d like πŸ™‚
  5. Garnish with a lemon twist to keep it classy.

Notes

If you would like a lighter, less sweet flavor, you can add 1 oz. of water to your martini. It tastes like a slightly watered down popsicle in the best way possible!

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 Cherry Tequila Old Fashioned

So, you know how Old Fashioned’s are already amazing and have a smooth, yet complex flavor profile? Well, things just got amped up with the addition of tequila and cherry simple syrup.

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Amara Andrew- Cherry Reposado Tequila Old Fashioned Recipe

Cherry Tequila Old Fashioned

  • Author: Amara Andrew
  • Prep Time: 0 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cocktail 1x
  • Category: Cocktail, Drinks
  • Method: Layered

Description

So, you know how Old Fashioned’s are already amazing and have a smooth, yet complex flavor profile? Well, things just got amped up with the addition of tequila and cherry simple syrup.


Ingredients

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For garnish:


Instructions

  1. In a lowball glass, muddle your cherries with the cherry simple syrup.
  2. Fill your glass with 2-3 ice cubes, then add your tequila, orange juice, and bitters.
  3. Using a spoon, swirl your mixture clockwise 30 times to combine.
  4. Twist your orange peel over your drink and garnish with a cherry.

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 Tequila Rose

Obviously, I already love Prosecco, but, in this recipe, the Prosecco learns to live in harmony with the other amazing flavors like fresh lemon, crisp blanco tequila, and a hint of rosey goodness!

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Amara Andrew- Tequila Rose Recipe

Tequila Rose

  • Author: Amara Andrew
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 champagne flute 1x
  • Category: Cocktail, Drinks
  • Method: Layered

Description

Obviously, I already love Prosecco, but, in this recipe, the Prosecco learns to live in harmony with the other amazing flavors like fresh lemon, crisp blanco tequila, and a hint of rosey goodness!


Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. In a champagne flute, add the tequila, rose water, and lemon juice.
  2. Stir lightly to combine.
  3. Add enough Prosecco to fill the rest of your flute, about 3 oz.Β 
  4. Sit in your house staring out at the flowers because, ya know, social distancing.

Notes

**A little goes a long way with the rose water, so be sure you stick with only β…› teaspoon!

Keywords: tequila, blanco tequila, rose water, lemon, prosecco, lamarca prosecco, sparkling wine, spring cocktail, summer cocktail, cocktail, mixed drink, drinks, recipe

 The Rose & Lime

Apparently rose, lime, and cherry are a flavor combo in spring taste bud heaven! Who knew?! I did because here’s a recipe.

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Amara Andrew- Rose and Lime Recipe

The Rose & Lime

  • Author: Amara Andrew
  • Prep Time: 0 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cocktail 1x
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Method: Shaken

Description

Apparently rose, lime, and cherry are a flavor combo in spring taste bud heaven! Who knew?! I did because here’s a recipe.


Ingredients

Scale

For cocktail:

For garnish:

  • Organic lime wheel

Instructions

  1. In a glass mason jar or cocktail shaker, add all of your ingredients, except your garnish.
  2. Shake to combine.
  3. Add 3 ice cubes to a highball or fishbowl glass. Pour your cocktail over ice.
  4. Garnish with a lime wheel and then sippy sippy!

Notes

**A little goes a long way with the rose water, so be sure you stick with only β…› teaspoon!

Keywords: cocktail, mixed drink, drinks, cocktails, Tito’s, vodka, rose water, topo chico, sparkling water, cherry, simple syrup, cherry simple syrup, lime juice, lime, lime wheel, spring cocktail, summer cocktail

 Show Me How You Cocktail!

Which drink was your favorite? (It’s ok if you loved them all!) πŸ˜› Did this inspire you to create your own springtime cocktail? Let me know in the comments!

And tag me on Instagram @amara_andrew with #springtimecheer to show me your springtime cocktails! πŸ™‚

2 responses to “4 Delicious & Easy Cocktail Recipes to Put a Spring in Your Step! (Vegan & Gluten-Free)”

  1. Teri Avatar
    Teri

    Thanks for the recipes! I can’t wait to try them!!

    1. Amara Andrew Avatar

      Thanks, Teri! I hope you enjoy them! πŸ™‚

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