Creating Signature Cocktails for Spring

Spring is the perfect time to breathe a little freshness into your life. You have probably already begun adding some new spring apparel to your closet. If you participate in ritual spring cleaning, you likely have also added some new d├ęcor to your home or at least rearranged the furniture for a fresh look. After the long winter, your taste buds may be craving a change as well. One of the most popular trends in the restaurant and catering industry today is the mixing of signature drinks. Rather than going out to enjoy these delights, I like to mix mine at home for myself and family or friends.

Recently, I stumbled upon a great cocktail recipe while attending a wedding at the Shenandoah Central New York Golf Club. The jade butterfly martini, as it is called, features a sweet, citrusy flavor and makes a great treat for guests at Easter brunch.

Combine all ingredients in a martini shaker and strain over ice into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a fruit for presentation.

Have fun mixing it up this spring with signature cocktails! You don't have to go out or spend lots of money to enjoy new flavors. Whether you enjoy them alone or with friends, have a good time and remember to drink responsibly.