Raise Your Glass to Spring Cocktails in Columbia SC
Monday, April 25, 2022 12:00 AM by Copeland Ellen
Spring is in full swing in the heart of SC, and we have the ultimate guide to help you sip through the season. From refreshing sangria to vibrant mules, your only struggle will be deciding which is your favorite.
“Say Aloe to my little friend” is a new Hendrix concoction of tequila, aloe liqueur, mint, lime, and cucumber. A drink that tastes even better than it sounds. Tart and Soul (another genius creation), combines house-made raspberry syrup, fresh squeezed lime juice, and a healthy dose of gin, and is perfect aperitivo to your meal. Sip on these while enjoying scenic views and an incredible ambiance from the one-of-a-kind rooftop.
With Columbia’s breathtaking sunsets, it is only fitting that Kaminsky's Dessert Cafe's Violette Sunset has hit the menu. With Empress gin, Violette syrup, strawberry, and tonic, it’s a creation almost too pretty to drink. (Hey, we said almost!)
If vibrant flowers blooming on the trees isn’t enough for you to catch spring fever, Tazza Kitchen's seasonal cocktail list will do the trick. Which should you choose? Spring Sangria, Matcha Matcha Man, Mountain Flower? Hint: there is no wrong answer.
Rum. Don’t walk. Goat's Ocean Breeze is a can’t-miss beverage crafted with Bacardi rum, Disaronno Amaretto, pineapple, soda, and curacao. If martinis aren’t your liquid gold, order from a variety of other spring-infused cocktails such as the "Lavender Kiss.”
Follow the locals to Rockaway Athletic Club where a variety of electric, spring-enhanced cocktails await at affordable prices. We suggest ordering a mule with your choice of berry flavoring. P.S. Don’t forget the pimento cheese fries.
Saluda's fine dining experience is best paired with a refreshing cocktail to top off a crisp, spring evening. From the Spiced Pear Martini to the Blood Orange Margarita, no matter what you choose, you’ll be saying “Sip, Sip Hooray!”
A classic margarita on the rocks from Cantina 76 is a fan favorite all year long, but when the flowers begin to blossom and the fresh air returns, the flavor is truly unmatched. May we suggest trying the Strawberry Basil Marg? It's a light but fruity creation you can’t go wrong with.
Judging by the buzz, Market on Main is a prime staple for cocktail hour. Select a table on the patio (conveniently located near the bar) and quench your thirst with the “Mom-jito” or a Grapefruit Smirnoff Crush. Order an appetizer of truffle frites if you really wanna treat yourself.
Ratio, located in Northeast Columbia, offers dishes with a Peruvian twist and beverages best described as a work of art. “Kiwi Go Again” and “Pink Lady” are both crowd favorites with a taste of spring every sip. A breezy and boozy combination!
If you know a thing or two about the South, you know we love our sweet tea, especially in the heat. Sweet tea meets Deep Eddy’s Cranberry Vodka in a mason jar at Thirsty Fellow, and we know y’all won’t wanna miss it.