Which drinks for springtime?
April 16, 2011 5:01 PM Subscribe
What are some seasonally-appropriate beverages for spring?
posted by Hither to Food & Drink (16 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
In the winter, its both traditional, and pleasurable, to drink hot cider, mulled wine, hot chocolate, glogg, eggnog, hot buttered rum, hot toddys, and dark strong beers.
For the summer, you have lemonade, iced tea, iced coffee, gin+tonic, mint juleps, sangria, pale beers, shakes, malts, and assorted fruity drinks.
Spring is such a nice season, it seems like there should be many drinks to go along with it. But all I can think of is 'shincha', which is a bit obscure outside of Japan. (Its the first harvest of green tea, taken around the time the cherry trees blossom.) And a few blogs mention wines like Riesling.
What else is there? Floral meads would make sense, but I've not heard of them being associated with the spring.