Spring is the perfect time to find or create favorite seasonal recipes to enjoy during the warmer weather. From refreshing mint juleps to sweet peach Bellinis, here are three cocktail recipes that perfectly capture the flavors of the South.

Mint Julep

1 2 oz bourbon
2 1/2 oz simple syrup
3 Fresh mint leaves
4 Crushed ice

In a julep cup or glass, muddle a few mint leaves with simple syrup. Fill the glass with crushed ice and pour bourbon over the top. Stir gently to combine and garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.

Peach Bellini

1 2 oz peach puree
2 4 oz prosecco
3 1/2 oz peach schnapps (optional)
4 Fresh peach slices (for garnish)

Directions: In a champagne flute, add peach puree and peach schnapps if using. Top with prosecco and gently stir to combine. Garnish with a slice of fresh peach for an extra touch of Southern charm.

Southern Lemonade Cocktail

1 1 1/2 oz vodka
2 4 oz fresh lemonade
3 1/2 oz triple sec
4 Lemon slices for garnish
5 Mint sprigs for garnish

Directions: Fill a glass with ice and add vodka and triple sec. Top with fresh lemonade and stir gently. Garnish with lemon slices and mint sprigs for a refreshing twist on a classic Southern favorite.

Cover Photo by Zhenzhong Liu