6 Essential Cocktails for April Entertaining
’Tis the season to welcome rhubarb and strawberries back into your rotation. Get crackin’ with this coupe that marries the fundamentally spring fruits with gin, dry vermouth and floral bitters. Shake the lot with lemon juice and egg white for a milky froth you can sink your teeth into. Get the recipe for the English Rose.
Select express delivery (to your mouth) when shaking up this transportive rum-based punch. Lime juice, honey syrup and a float of Champagne tag along on the journey, so be sure to serve the punch in a clear teacup with one dazzling icy orb to enhance the drink’s natural charm. Get the recipe for the Airmail Punch.
Coal Miner's Daughter
Fair as a field of wildflowers, this cocktail trains the spotlight directly on fine Southern bourbon. A trio of brazen admirers—ginger syrup, lemon juice and honey—court the Coal Miner’s Daughter, and she answers with a teasing sprig of lavender pinned across her collar. Get the recipe for the Coal Miner's Daughter.
Ready Fire Aim
Mezcal shoots to kill in Steve Schneider’s smoky cocktail, straight from the hallowed halls of Employees Only. Chile-tinged “hellfire” bitters stoke the fire, combated by a golden honey-pineapple syrup that prevents those flames from engulfing the glass. Get the recipe for the Ready Fire Aim.
Vodka just entered spring cleaning mode: Infused with green tea and donning its finest warm-weather wardrobe, this magenta cocktail is ready to step into the sunlight. The culprits behind its stunning hue? Cherry Heering, honey liqueur, absinthe and chamomile tincture, with a lick of lemon sherbet to set the season on course. Get the recipe for the Brian Boru.