5 beautiful cocktails to sip this spring


With warm weather finally hitting Vancouver a range of bars across the city have recently unveiled spring-minded libations. Reflecting the change in season, these boozy concoctions are noticeably light, refreshing, and feature delightful fruity notes.

Here are five beautiful cocktails to sip on this spring in Vancouver.

Georgia Peach at Secret Location

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Jess Fleming / Vancity Buzz

Those who request the Georgia Peach cocktail at Secret Location will discover a refreshingly sweet spring sipper. The vibrant concoction features two tea infused liqueurs, lemongrass tea infused vodka, mango ginger tea infused gin, and a white peach puree, which is also used to make the house-made gummy stick that garnishes the drink.

Address: 1 Water Street
Phone: 604-685-0090
Twitter: @slocation

Daffodil’s Cup at UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar

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Jess Fleming / Vancity Buzz

Under the direction of Bar Manager Sabrine Dhaliwal, UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar is shaking and stirring a range of enticing spring-inspired libations, like the Daffodil’s Cup. Fruity, frothy, and deliciously sweet, this cocktail just screams that spring is here.

Address: 900 Seymour Street
Phone: 604-632-9560
Twitter: @UVAVancouver

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Kitsifornia Cobbler at Reflections: The Garden Terrace

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Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz

Reflections at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia is so perfectly suited to spring and summer sunshine in Vancouver, thanks to its unique location and patio vibes. Their cocktail menu is also perfectly suited to Vancouver, with several nods to the city and its history in its drinks. Among them is the Kitsilfornia Cobbler, which melds Vancity’s chill Kitsilano ‘hood with California through its ingredients: Tito’s Vodka, Mission Hill Ice Wine, orange and lemon juice, and elderflower syrup.

Address: 801 West Georgia Street, 4th floor
Phone: 604-673-7043

The Wimbledon G&T at Juniper

The bar at Juniper focuses on the gin and tonic–fitting for a restaurant named for gin’s hallmark aromatic. They’ve recently debuted a new G&T with warm days in mind: The Wimbledon features Citadelle Gin, Pimm’s No.1, Elderflower, fruit “salad” and elderflower tonic.

Address: 185 Keefer Street
Phone: 604-681-1695
Twitter: @eatatjuniper

Sunset Smash at Prohibition

Photo courtesy Prohibition

Photo courtesy Prohibition

Prohibition’s head bartender Robyn Gray has crafted an invigorating bourbon cocktail. While the amber spirit is often used in winter warming creations, it transitions into some truly delicious spring/summer mixed drinks. A perfect example of this is Gray’s Sunset Smash, a refreshing citrus fusion of lemon, mint, and port poached peach puree.

Address: 801 West Georgia Street at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia (enter off Howe)
Phone: 604-673-7088
Twitter: @prohibitionrhg

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Jess Fleming Jess is a Staff Writer at Vancity Buzz. Originally from Sydney, she obsesses over where to eat and drink and writes about adventures near and far.
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Lindsay William-Ross Lindsay is a Senior Editor at Vancity Buzz, and currently runs the site's Food section. A fourth generation Vancouverite, she spent the last two decades in Los Angeles, where she was EIC of the city's top blog, earned her MA, attended culinary school, and was an English professor (among other things). Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancitybuzz.com

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