5 Southern Cocktails To Sip On This Spring

April 25, 2018

Spring time in Indiana is a time of renewal. We all want to get out of the house and office on those warm, sunny afternoons. Sweet Grass is the perfect place to do it. From our friendly staff to our delicious entrees and our amazing cocktails, we are the springtime destination. 



If you're wondering what to sip on, though, while your enjoying those sunny spring afternoons and evenings, we've got you covered. Check out these delicious southern cocktails perfect for sipping on:  



Named after the famed bar (the Sazerac House) in New Orleans, this cocktail features alcohol, bitters, sugar, and, depending on who is mixing the drink, water. The Sazerac has a long history in the south and was mixed at home long before the bars of New Orleans started crafting this cocktail. This strong libation is the perfect drink to welcome spring.  


Be sure to ask your Sweet Grass server or bartender what makes our Sazerac so amazing! 


Mint Julep 

No spring cocktail list is complete without at least mentioning the famous Mint Julep. The iconic Kentucky Horse Derby drink of choice is a delicious blend of bourbon, simple syrup, mint, and ice is one of the most refreshing things on a hot (or not so hot) spring day. Mint Juleps call to mind wrap around porches, rocking chairs, and simpler times, but they are satisfying enough to enjoy anytime.  


Gin Fizz 

Not only is the Gin Fizz a great spring cocktail that you can sip on, but it's fun to watch bartenders make.  The Gin Fizz is made a number of different ways with a number of different ingredients. But, at Sweet Grass you'll always find gin, cranberry juice, and egg white on the recipe card. This drink is enjoyed chilled and topped with cold seltzer water.  


Old Fashioned 

The name alone evokes so much history. The Old Fashioned is a year-round drink, but we find that sipping on one in the afternoon spring sunshine is quite enjoyable. You'll find this drink on almost every bar menu, but we highly recommend you enjoy this one on a patio with good friends and great food. 



Gin based drinks are the perfect concoction for springtime sipping. That's where an Aviation cocktail come in. At Sweet Grass, we combine Junipero Gin with lemonade, maraschino liquor, and crème de violette to create that perfect springtime cocktail. 


What cocktail makes your spring-worthy list? Let us know in comments and be sure to grab a Sazerac or your other favorite cocktail the next time you're at Sweet Grass. 


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