Get Creative with Spring + Easter Cocktails: Sips for Weekend Celebrations!

Something about springtime screams “refresh,” and though you’re probably already planning on updating your wardrobe and getting into some spring cleaning, it’s also the perfect time to clean up your drinks.

Warmer weather and more sunlight (and prep for bathing suit season) calls for a light and refreshing drink. This is the time when many people switch to clear spirits with a clean taste. For an elevated experience, try elit by Stoli, which is a flawless vodka achieved through precision from grain to glass.

What’s special about elit by Stoli is the taste. The process behind the spirit backs it up: after being filtered through charcoal and quartz sand, elit is freeze-filtered at exactly -18° C, a process that uses advanced technology to remove the last molecules of imperfection.

We all want great cocktails and sips for holidays and our casual spring to summer weekends. Why not these two fabulous drinks?

The Bouquet



1 ½ parts elit by Stolichnaya

1 ½ parts Lavender-Infused Water

Combine ingredients in an ice-filled rocks glass and stir gently.
Garnish with 1 spray of atomized rose water

La Vie en Rose

1 1/2 parts elit by Stolichnaya

3/4 part Lemon Juice

3/4 part Crème de Rose Liqueur

1/2 part Simple Syrup

Shake the elit, lemon juice and simple syrup with cracked ice and strain into a double rocks glass.
Top with crushed ice and gently float crème de rose on top.

For those seeking a lighter cocktail, here are two featuring wine as the main spirit, with recipes courtesy of California Fruit Wine!

What are California Fruit Wines?

The wines are light, refreshing, fruit-forward and surprisingly not sweet. The secret is in California Fruit Wine’s commitment to using only top quality fruit and a respect for a time-honored tradition.

Using fruits other than grapes to make enjoyable wines that are surprisingly not sweet and pleasantly all natural, there is a pleasing — and abundant– variety of enjoyable fruits to be made into wine. The brand skillfully craft the wines to fully realize the potential of the fruits without adding any artificial flavors or coloring. They take pride in their commitment to pure, natural products.

Raspberry Swirl



6 oz California Fruit Wine Raspberry Wine

1 tsp honey

2 cups ice

1/2 blood orange, peeled and separated

Fresh raspberries for garnish


Combine ingredients in blender and mix until ice is crushed. Garnish with blood oranges and raspberries.
Serve and enjoy!

Spicy Spiked Sangria



1 bottle of California Fruit Wine Cranberry Wine

4 oz whiskey (Makers Mark is suggested. However you could use Teeling’s Irish Whiskey (single malt is a nice thought) for this cocktail!

1/2 pineapple, sliced

1 fresh jalapeno, sliced

4 tsp agave nectar


Muddle blueberries and jalapeno together.
Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher.
Chill for 30+ minutes. Garnish with a slice of pineapple.
Serve and enjoy!

Find California Fruit Wines online at or use the brand’s retail search to find a purveyor near you!

Have a great week and an even better weekend.

Stevie Wilson,

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