The weather is warming up, and our winter layers are coming off … spring has officially sprung! Spring means pastel colors and brunches with the girls with, of course, a cocktail in hand.

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Ingredients (makes 1 drink)

  • 3 fresh strawberries, chopped
  • 4-5 mint leaves 
  • 2 oz vodka (I use Tito’s Handmade Vodka)
  • 3 oz pink lemonade
  • 5-10 blueberries
  • Ice


  • Shaker (if you have one)

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  1. Take your chopped strawberries and mint leaves and muddle them in the bottom of your cocktail shaker.
  2. Pour vodka and lemonade over the strawberry-mint mixture. 
  3. Add in a handful of blueberries for additional color.
  4. Add ice and shake!
  5. Grab a clean glass and add fresh ice.
  6. Strain your mixture into the clean glass over the ice.
  7. Garnish with fresh mint and enjoy! 

Cocktails reflect the change in seasons. This spring, be on the lookout for lighter drinks with fresh herbs and seasonal fruits.