The Weekend | Who Got the Hooch?

With spring in the air and flowers in bloom a refreshing cocktail at the end of a long week sounds like just what the doctor ordered.  This weekend we are heading to a party where each couple is responsible for designing a custom cocktail and the birthday girl will select the winner so it has my wheels turning on what we should make! I believe a cocktail should be simple and seasonal: warming in the winter, botanical in the spring time, refreshing in the summer... you get the idea. Being from a mostly wine loving family I have very limited experience in the craft of cocktail mixing. My hunt for a recipe adapt has me wishing I had a better glassware collection there are so many beautiful concoctions to try! 

Rhubarb and Rose Ramos Gin Fizz: Not so simple but oh so pretty...

Gin Gimlet with Basil Simple Syrup: Refreshing and straightforward- a perfect excuse to use that early spring basil!

The Ramson (a take on the gibson): A sake cocktail with dry vermouth and a dash of pickling liquid from pickled ramps? The sour loving side of me must try this! 

Fish House Punch: A classic easy to make ahead cocktail for party hosting 

And for those of you who want to avoid the hard stuff check out this list of amazing mocktails!

Rosemary and Blueberry Smash: This vibrant and refreshing drink is sure to be a huge hit at your next party!

Coconut, Cucumber, Lime, and Mint Cooler: This ultra hydrating and very refreshing beverage is perfect for those warmer days and nights