Drink the Rain Away

The April rains have made their presence felt this spring, right up through the final day of the month. While we certainly hope these April showers bring May flowers, this wet weather presents the perfect opportunity to enjoy another great cocktail in the comfort of your own home. Let Minibar help you drink the rain away! Here are a few of our favorite rainy day cocktails.

Cocktail courtesy of WhatTheFlicka.com

Cocktail courtesy of WhatTheFlicka.com

Window Pain

As you watch the rain drops race down your window, enjoy this whiskey-based drink:

1.5 oz Michter’s Sour Mash Whiskey
.5 oz Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur
.75 oz Fresh lemon juice
.25 oz Rich simple syrup (two parts sugar, one part water)
5 Mint leaves


Add all the ingredients to an ice-filled shaker. Shake and pour (unstrained) into a double Old Fashioned glass. Garnish with a blood orange wheel and a mint sprig.

Cocktail courtesy of RollingOut.com

Cocktail courtesy of RollingOut.com

Purple Rain

This vodka-based cocktail is best enjoyed with some Prince playing in the background:

1/2 shot of raspberry vodka
1/2 shot of Blue Curaco
1/2 shot of Chambord
Cranberry juice
Fresh raspberries, blackberries or blueberries

Combine all liquid ingredients in an ice-filled shaker. Shake and strain into a martini glass with fresh berries.

 

Cocktail courtesy of Liquor.com

Cocktail courtesy of Liquor.com

April Shower

Bid these April showers farewell with their brandy-based namesake cocktail:

1 ounce brandy
1/4 ounce Yellow Chartreuse
1 ounce orange juice

Pour ingredients into an ice-filled shaker. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.