Refreshing Spring Cocktail Recipes

Lychee martiniThe warmer days of spring call for lighter cocktails that feature fruits like strawberries and spirits like vodka and champagne. New York City-based fine dining restaurant Red Stixs offers delectable northern Chinese dishes and specialty cocktails with modern influences. They generously offered to share these cool, spring cocktail recipes.

If you visit Red Stixs, which is a celebrity favorite, don’t be surprised if you’re eating next to folks like Leonardo Dicaprio, Tom Hanks, Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner, Oliver Stone, Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill, Carmelo Anthony and more.

In the meantime, you can enjoy making these cool cocktails at home and hold your own celebrity party.

Recipes courtesy Red Stixs


Lychee Martini (pictured above)

2oz vodka

2oz lychee juice

5oz coconut cream

5 oz patron citronge

splash of lime,
Shake and serve in a martini glass.



Strawberry flower cocktailStrawberry Flower

Muddled strawberries

2oz of champagne

1oz of passion fruit vodka

1oz elderflower liquor

Mix all and serve in a champagne flute.








spicy ginger cocktail Spicy Ginger

2oz vodka

1oz triple sec

diced ginger

fresh mint leaves,

dry red chili peppers, muddled, with a slash of lime juice

Mix and serve in a rocks glass.


Bobbie Hasselbring, RFT Editor

RFT co-founder Bobbie Hasselbring has been a travel junkie her entire life. An award-winning writer and editor for more than 25 years and author of the regional food-travel bestsellers, The Chocolate Lover’s Guide to the Pacific Northwest and The Chocolate Lover’s Guide Cookbook, Bobbie is editor-in-chief at