Seasonal Cocktails: April Edition
It’s that time again - for a fruitorial (yup) on the best cocktails for April based on what fruit is in season.
So without further adieu, it’s time to carpe-di-yum! (Yikes, sorry for that.)
Muscat grapes are basic grocery store grapes used in raisins and some wines. So yes, of course I could take the easy route and just say “wine is seasonal, so there you go.” But nope, here are some exclusive boozy muscat grape cocktail recipes from me to you. Such a giver.
Pisco is a South American grape brandy. Combine that with muddled grapes and a Muscat grape garnish and you have a fresh fruity flavor oozing with every sip. And it’s adorned with a frothy, beaten egg white crown.
This cocktail had me from the punny name alone- totally right up my alley. Made with gin, basil leaves and Pavan Liqueur (a liqueur made from Muscat grapes and orange blossom in the South of France), it makes you feel like quite the boozy world traveler.
Also made with Pisco, this cocktail sets itself apart from the Pisco Smash by using sparkling wine or champagne for a bubbly, grape-y twist.
This stone fruit’s bright orange color makes for some gorgeous looking cocktails.
The sweet apricot is combined with mint and gin to give this cocktail a fresh, herbal flavor. Oh and there’s gin, to give it that alcohol flavor.
Again, the name totally reeled me in here. I couldn’t not include this rum, sweet vermouth and apricot brandy cocktail. Where the name came from, I don’t know, but maybe just to be safe, don’t drink too many of these in case it’s a foreshadowing of alcohol-induced actions to come...