The transition from winter to spring is a truly beautiful thing. The winter coats go back in the closet, the warm boots go back under the bed for storage, and the flip flops, bathing suits and beach towels make their way back into our lives for yet another season of warmth and sunshine. Recently on TheSpir.it, we've had some content that is perfect for getting you in the spring drinking mood. Our recent Cocktail of the Month is perfect for sitting on the beach or by the pool, or even on the back porch on a sunny day, and our Memorial Day Drinking Guide, while the holiday itself has passed, is a perfect roadmap for spring and summertime libations. Get all caught up and be sure to tune in every week for more spirited content. Cheers!
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Cocktail of the Month: The Caipirinha
The first time I saw a caipirinha (pronounced Kai-Pee-Reen-Ya) on a cocktail menu, I assumed it was a typo. Not only had I never seen a caipirinha at a bar, I’d certainly never heard of the base spirit that makes it so exceptional, cachaca. A big advocate of trying new things, I jumped at the opportunity to try this new libation that I wrongfully assumed was a signature twist on a margarita. One sip and I realized that not only was this nothing like a margarita, it was one of the most refreshing and unique cocktails I’d never tasted, making it the perfect Cocktail of the Month for the month of May.
What to Drink on Memorial Day
Memorial Day is a significant day on the calendar for a variety of reasons. For those of us who have been itching for sunshine and flip flops, this day marks the official beginning of the summer season. Community pools open up their doors for the first time, people haul out their grills from the deep confines of their garages and slap some steaks and burgers on them almost instantly, and the drinking season begins the glorious shift from cold weather to warm weather cocktailing.