Spring has officially sprung! We’ve had some frost on the ground this past week (a rarity this winter), but the days have been mostly sunny and the breezes blow eddies of cherry petals around the streets. Daffodils are in full bloom and the tulips are already beginning to blaze away in pots, borders and farm fields. My garden is beginning to come to life, which makes my fingers itch to get out and weed and plant and take pictures.
When spring is beginning to get into your bones, what better cocktail to enjoy than the Spring Feeling? Pale green, tart and very refreshing, this is one of my favorite pick-me-ups. If you have a warm sunny spot in your house, preferably with a view of the garden, this is the drink to take with you. Before or after you get that weeding done.
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- ½ oz green Chartreuse
- 1 oz gin
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Needs no garnish, but a lemon or lime twist is nice.