We’re getting our first taste of spring as the days stretch a little longer, temperatures get a little warmer, and we’re suddenly trading in our Hot Toddies and Manhattans for something a little lighter. Of course, we’ll always take an Old Fashioned any time of the year, but even that is getting a bit of a spring upgrade with our latest spring recipes we have to share with you.
So sit back, sip and savor these three new delicious spring cocktails perfect for welcoming the new season and new flavors that spring brings. Happy Pappy Hour!
The “New” Old Fashioned:
We’ve added Orasella Maraschino Cherries to this classic cocktail recipe to give it a fresh new flavor. The cherry juice adds a nice touch of sweetness that seems appropriate for this time of year as things feel lighter, warmer and a touch on the sweeter side. Cheers to springtime.
- 2 oz. Bourbon of choice
- 1 tsp. Pappy Van Winkle Barrel-Aged Pure Maple Syrup
- 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
- ½ oz. Orasella Maraschino Cherry juice
- 2 orange slices, for garnish
- 2 Orasella Maraschino Cherries, for garnish
Stir all ingredients with ice and strain over ice in a double old Fashioned glass. We like to use this Etched Crystal Double Old Fashioned from our glassware collection. Garnish with orange slices and cherries.
Want to make it even easier? Try our Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Barrel-Aged Old Fashioned Mix. Just add bourbon and don’t forget the cherry!
Sweet Maple Lily
This springtime cocktail recipe is inspired by the classic Oaks Lily cocktail, so many fans love to sip at Derby time. This version uses our Barrel-Aged Pure Maple Syrup rather than simple syrup and is a touch less sweet than the traditional Oaks Lily, which we prefer.
- 1.5 oz. Vodka
- .5 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
- .5 oz. Pappy Van Winkle Barrel-Aged Pure Maple Syrup
- 3 oz. Cranberry Juice
- Splash of Orange liqueur
- Lime peel, for garnish
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled coupe glass, garnish with lime peel (optional). If you do not have a coupe glass, or prefer to sip from something stemless, we like to use this classic Pappy Kentucky Julep Glass instead!
Pappy’s Bloody Mary
This iconic classic cocktail is a no-brainer for mid-day Pappy Hour. What makes the Bloody Mary unique is our Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Barrel-Aged Pepper Sauce, that gives it a kick and a hint of bourbon from the aging process. And our Shatterproof Pappy Hour Cups make for the perfect sipping solution when you’re ready to take your drink on the go to the club, to the lake, or just on a leisurely neighborhood stroll.
- 4 oz. Bloody Mary Mix of choice: we like to use Zing Zang’s
- 2 oz. Vodka
- 3-5 dashes of Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Barrel-Aged Pepper Sauce depending upon how spicy you like your drink
Garnish with a celery stick, olives, tomato and cucumber wheels, even a sprig of rosemary.