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5 New Spring Cocktails to Replace Your Same Old Snoozy Sips

If you like Daiquiris, then try...

If you mixed a frozen daiquiri with a Sunday mimosa and gave it a Brazilian twist, you would have a Fresca Frambuesa and a smile on your face. Fresca Frambuesa ("fresh raspberry") is made with cachaça, a sugarcane-based distilled spirit similar to rum but with earthier notes. Champagne and citrus bring out the flavor of the muddled raspberries and lighten the whole drink. It's fun and festive and perfect for the season.

If you like Classic Margaritas, then try...

Much like tequila-based cocktails, this drink is not for the faint of heart. As in the classic shaken margarita, Straight to Hell pairs a full-bodied agave-based alcohol with liqueur, but here the similarities end. This cocktail is made with mezcal, tequila's smoky brother, and finished with jalapenos -- it's a drink that bites back. The sharp mezcal is complemented by a surprising apricot liqueur and a tangy ginger simple syrup. The added basil leaves make this drink a refreshing end to any spring day.

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