The freshness and sweetness of spring are here! With trees budding and flowers blooming, yard work for the spring season requests a refreshing beverage when you complete a hard day of work. Although several recipes are available to choose a light, refreshing cocktail, the ingredients to enjoy these four easy-to-make spring cocktails are at Lincoln Road Package Store; visit our location at 2800 Lincoln Road, Suite A, in Hattiesburg, MS. So, before you begin your springtime yard work, stop by our store to get the ingredients you need to create these refreshing spring cocktails.
Georgia is the peach capital of the United States, and it shares peachy inspiration for a spring twist to a traditional favorite. Made with muddled mint, bitters, bourbon, and peach liqueur, the Mint Julep gets a new spring flavor. A first reference to the mint julep dates back to the 1700s, and it became the Kentucky Derby’s official drink in the 1930s. No matter if you choose a traditional mint julep or want the fresh spring taste of a Georgia Mint Julep, come by Lincoln Road Package Store on your way home for the ingredients.
Fresh basil harbors a robust aroma that goes perfectly with many dishes. The herbal flavor pairs well with good quality gins, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Muddle approximately a dozen basil leaves in a shaker, add the other ingredients with ice and vigorously shake until chilled. Then, strain the beverage into a glass and garnish it with a lemon wheel and basil leaf to finish off this uplifting springtime cocktail.
Akin to the Moscow Mule, the Mexican Mule follows the same basic recipe with one ingredient change. Where the Mosco Mule uses vodka, the Mexican Mule uses tequila. Served in a signature chilled copper mug, lime juice, ginger beer, and simple syrup, the Mexican Mule is similar to a margarita but with a flavor all of its own. Chilled with ice and a lime wedge, the Mexican Mule may be your next favorite springtime beverage. Start perfecting your recipe in time for Cinco de Mayo!
Last but certainly not the least. Known as a vintage classic, the Old Fashioned combines rye whisky with bourbon, sugar, and bitters served stirred with ice and an orange peel twist garnish. Although created over 200 years ago, the Old Fashioned still has quite the sustained following. The Old Fashioned is a staple spring cocktail enjoyed after hours of working in your yard. Not sure which whiskey is best for this cocktail? Stop by the store, and we’ll make some great suggestions.
Spring cocktails can rejuvenate your soul and quench your thirst. With fresh juices and herbs, you can create numerous concoctions and find out which flavors you enjoy most. If you are not sure which alcoholic beverage works with other ingredients and need recipes, visit our location at 2800 Lincoln Road, Suite A, in Hattiesburg, MS. The Lincoln Road Package Store staff can help guide you through options that may offer complementing flavors to your beverage. If you have questions, please contact us at (601) 268-3677 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to serving you in our store soon!