Like the cherry blossoms that decorate walkways from Washington D.C. to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, new spring cocktails are scattered everywhere along The Trail as they usher in the spirit of the season.
There are plenty of sights to see and sips to take. Visit George Washington’s Mount Vernon in full bloom and grab a bottle of Rye Whiskey to wash down with the warm breeze. Crack open a refreshing canned cocktail from Sagamore Spirits, or fill the cooler and share with friends. Take in the tastes of spring as distilleries open their outdoor patios and introduce their newest spring cocktail recipes, all fruity, flowery, and refreshing.
Not sure where to start? Here are some featured spring releases along The Trail, including new cocktails and spirits for you to try.
- Penicillin – Peated Bourbon, Honey, Ginger, and Lemon Juice
- Godfather of Washington, PA – Peated Bourbon and Amaretto
- Maiden St. Manhattan – Corn Whiskey, Vermouth, and Herbal Liquer
- Spring Rose – Rye Whiskey, Lemon Juice, and Rose Water Syrup
- L Cubed – Vodka, Ligonberry, Lemon, and Lavendar Simple
- Mars Attacks – Gin, Lime, Pink Peppercorn, Spring Peas, Basil, and Dill
- Springs of Europa – Vodka, Grapefruit Gin Liquer, Lime, House Prickly Pear Liquer, House Banana Liquer, Agave
New Spring Cocktails:
- The Queen of the Dunderworld – Dry Spiced Rum, Pomegranate, Hibiscus, and Blood Orange
- The Tepachery – White Rum, Tepache, Vermouth, Sage, Peychaud’s Bitters
New Spring Cocktails:
- El Hefe – Stoll & Wolfe Apple Brandy, Hoja Santa, Kafir Lime, Granny Smith Apple, Agave
- Whiskey Sour – Apricot Gastrique, Lemon, Egg White, Amaro, Peychaud’s
- Blood Orange Blossom – Forager Gin, Sweet Vermouth, Blood Orange Saffrom Shrub, and Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
- Honey Paloma
- Lemon Tea Fizz
- Black-Eyed Rye
New Spring Cocktail and DIY Cocktail Kit:
- Cherry Blossom Old Fashioned Cocktails – Estesia Bourbon Whiskey, Cerasum Aperitivo (an infusion of cherries, sakura blossoms, and 10 roots and herbs), and Limited Edition Blossom Bitters
- Bee’s Kiss – Made with Five Saints Distilling’s Maple Bourbon Butter Pecan Rum
NEW ON THE SHELF
PX Sherry – Only available for participants of the Blend-Your-Own-Whiskey Tour
There is plenty more where this came from. Grab your pass for a complete tour of distilleries, recipes, and spirits along the trail!