SPRINGTIME SIPS

Written By: Emme Duncan | Photography By: Kit Noble

They say April showers bring May flowers, but here on Nantucket we like to be ahead of the curve. With Daffodil Weekend finally upon us, April showers have brought an abundance of our island’s favorite yellow flowers and the official kick-off of the 2017 season on Nantucket. To celebrate this ever-festive weekend, we’re relying on our friends at Atlas and their spring-centric cocktail list to get us in the mood.

 

D A F F Y   D A Z E

 

Atlas bartender David Pepe made this one special for Daffy weekend. Garnished with mint, this refreshing cocktail looks just like a Daffodil and tastes like spring!

2 oz Osterville Vodka
1 oz lemon
.75 Yellow Chartreuse

Shaken with a sprig of mint and a spray of rose water

 

 

D E S E R T   R O S E

 

This drink was concocted with owner Gabrielle Gould in mind. Never too sweet and perfectly balanced, this cocktail is a definite spring show stopper with great color and amazing flavor.

2 oz Exotica Tequila
1 oz lemon
.5 vanilla simple syrup
.5 St-Germain
2 dash Angostura bitters

Shaken and strained up with a lemon wheel

 

O R A N G E   Y O U   G L A D (I Didn’t Say Banana)

 

With a name like this, how can you not want to try? The 888 orange is perfect with the accompanying citrus flavors and this drink is sure to cure those winter rickets.

2 oz 888 Orange
1 oz lemon
.75 blood orange simple syrup

Shaken and strained straight up with a spray of orange blossom water on top

 

 

S U N S E T   M A R G A R I T A

Sunsets on Nantucket are legendary, so why not get a little taste in your glass? Made with hibiscus from Ambrosia that’s been infused into a blanco tequila, this is a step up on a classic margarita and reminds us that those summer sunsets are just around the corner!

2 oz Hibiscus-infused blanco tequila
1 oz lime
.75 agave

Served on the rocks

Thirsty for more? Shake up your own batch of one of these four recipes for your Sconset picnic or head into Atlas and let the pros do all the work.

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