Each month Chilled presents you with five essential cocktails based on our National Drink Day Calendar. Don’t forget to reference it so you can prepare for the upcoming holidays.
Spring has officially sprung, which means a new cocktail menu gets added to your to-do list. But don’t worry—Chilled is here to help. After a few months of the cold and dark winter, we’re ready to drink something fruity and fresh.
Get your wheels turning and look no further for some spring cocktail inspiration. We hope these five cocktails help to revamp your cocktail menu and bring some excitement back.
Carrots should be a bar staple. They’re a very underrated ingredient, even though they bring the perfect sweetness to any drink. Shake up a spring-inspired chai latte for National Carrot Day (4/4). While a chai latte can be deemed a winter drink, it has no chance for this one, with its fresh notes of carrot juice and heavy cream for just the right amount of added richness.
National Garlic Day falls on April 19, and what better way to celebrate than with a cocktail? This cocktail is made with mango chutney that has finely minced garlic. It brings out the aniseed notes of the vodka. Before you say no, see for yourself how this savory ingredient pairs perfectly with this cocktail.
Don’t let April 19 go by without celebrating National Disaronno Day. This simple cocktail allows for the excellent flavors of Disaronno to shine through. It has a touch of bitterness from the Angusotra, sourness from the lemon, and the right amount of sweetness from the sugar. It’s a classic that will guarantee to be a hit.
Not only is this cocktail bright and beautiful deeming it a fantastic option for spring, but with the blue-pea tea-infused tequila, it will help you celebrate National Tea Day (4/21). If you’re in the area of New York, pop by Brooklyn and give it a try for yourself at Casa Ora. The sweet banana simple syrup is like nothing you’ve tasted before.
We all know how important reusing and repurposing ingredients are, especially in a bar/kitchen. If you are looking for some inspiration to show your support for National Stop Food Waste Day (4/28), a waste-free garnish is a way to go. The Temple of Jaguar uses upcycled scraps and ingredients from the kitchen to add this tasty strawberry and Tajin garnish.