Seasonal Cocktail Roundup: Cheers to Spring!
March 20 marks the first day of spring in 2021 and we'd say a toast is in order. Say good-bye to winter and welcome in the new season with these seasonal cocktails at all your favorite spots.
It is officially springtime and a toast is certainly in order. Welcome in warmer weather with these delightful libations, crafted by local favorites.
It’s time for warmer weather and beautiful blooms here in the Coastal South. We’re picturing it now: it’s Friday evening, the clock strikes five and we’re making our way to our favorite patios to unwind with a refreshing, newly concocted seasonal elixir—the perfect cap to a long week. Spring comes in like a breath of fresh air and local bars and restaurants are rolling out their newest creations, hand-crafted to accent the season and celebrate the our collective refreshment. Without further ado, here are some of the latest cocktails to try around town…
1. “On Wednesdays We Wear Pink” at The Lost Square, The Alida rooftop
This cocktail is “so fetch” and is a mixture of: nikka coffey gin, dry rose, raspberry, lemon, fee foam. The “On Wednesdays We Wear Pink” is one of seasonal “Mean Girls”-themed drinks on The Lost Square’s seasonal cocktail menu. Check out the full menu here.
2. Melon Martini at a.Lure Lowcountry Cuisine
A fruity combination of Deep Eddy lime vodka and homemade melon purée, garnished with a flower, this cocktail only just launched. These beautiful colors yield a delightful flavor, too. View a.Lure’s cocktail menu here.
3. Margarita at Savannah Tequila Company, Plant Riverside District
Tequila loves, look no further than Savannah Tequila Co. at Plant Riverside District. Their extensive drink menu includes plenty of enticing agave combinations, but you can’t go wrong with a classic marg.
4. “Frosé All Day” at the Peregrin, Perry Lane Hotel rooftop bar
This frozen vodka-rosé drink is a true icon in the Savannah cocktail world. “Frosé All Day” is a right of passage in the rooftop bar scene, so if you haven’t had a chance to sip one while watching a sunset, it’s an absolutely must-do. After all, it’s now officially rosé season!
5. Worth the trip: “Mayhaw Mai Tai” at King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, St. Simons Island
This mixed drink is a tropical oasis in a glass, with a local twist. Combining aged rum, lime juice, amaretto, orange curacao and mayhaw syrup. Mayhaw syrup and jelly are the fruit products of the Mayhaw tree, and are cranberry-like in appearance and bitter in taste—that is, until they are converted to jellies or syrups. Mayhaws are indigenous to the South and are usually harvested in May, or throughout the spring.
Mayhaw Mai Tai Recipe
- 2 oz aged rum
- 3/4 oz lime juice
- 1/2 oz mayhaw syrup
- 1/2 oz orange curacao
- 1/2 oz amaretto
Shake with ice, strain, pour over crushed ice. Mayhaw jelly and syrup is available at grocery stores and farmers markets. The Mayhaw Man (http://www.themayhawman.com/