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Spring has sprung!! Flowers are peeping through in the garden borders and the weather is becoming a little milder. Here at in-the-spirit that's as good an excuse as any to celebrate with a great cocktail!

To reflect our spring theme, we have chosen a number of cocktail recipe ideas for you to try so that you can kiss goodbye to those short and cold winter days and embrace the brightness of spring time.

We have selected cocktail recipes featuring a range of ingredients, flavours and colours which we hope will fit the bill - whatever your mood. Read on for our recommendations and have fun experimenting!

Cranberry Surprise


A delicious fruity cocktail recipe which is very simple to make. Half fill a highball glass with some ice cubes and pour in half a shot of white rum and one shot of De Kuyper Cranberry liqueur. Top up with lemonade for a light and fruity long cocktail - with a distinctive hint of light pink.

Golden Dawn


An elegant and stylish cocktail featuring some classic cocktail ingredients. Using a cocktail shaker half full of ice, mix together two drops of Angostura Bitters, a shot of gin plus one and half shots each of De Kuyper Apricot Brandy and freshly squeezed orange juice and a large dash of De Kuyper Grenadine. Once this has been well shaken, strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a slice of freshly cut orange. Fruity essences of apricot and orange are enhanced by overtones of pomegranate (from the De Kuyper Grenadine) together with the exotic herbal hints from the Angostura Bitters mix perfectly with the dry, botanical flavours of the gin.

Mint Haze


A crisp and icy cocktail recipe with a fabulous minty taste to leave your taste buds tingling! Add one shot each of vodka, white rum and De Kuyper Crème de Menthe to a tumbler glass almost filled with crushed ice. Stir gently so that the green of the De Kuyper Crème de Menthe is evenly dispersed in the glass. Garnish with a sprig of mint and serve with a drinking straw.

Russian Spring Punch


Here at in-the-spirit we love this one. Any cocktail that has champagne in it is fine by us! Ideal for those bracing spring evenings - try this gorgeous recipe which has two shots of vodka, half a shot of De Kuyper Crème de Cassis, lemon juice, caster sugar - topped up with champagne. All you need to do is shake together all the ingredients (except the champagne) and strain into a highball almost filled with cubed ice and top up with champagne. The ideal finishing touch would be some blackcurrants or raspberries to rest on the top.

Sapphire Perfection


This is the kind of shade of blue we would love to see more of in the spring skies! This beautiful cocktail is a rich shade of blue and is a combination of exotic fruit flavours. To make it, build in a tumbler glass half filled with ice cubes a shot of De Kuyper Blue Curaçao, 1 shot of peach schnapps, 1 shot of lime cordial and top up with bitter lemon. To complete this symphony of fruit flavours in a cocktail - garnish with a slice of freshly cut peach.

Please don't forget to enjoy responsibly all cocktails recommended by in-the-spirit.

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