Excitement levels are currently sitting at a healthy 12 in anticipation of everything spring 2023 has to offer. The season of fresh flowers, soft breezes, and gentle sunshine is celebrated in all manner of ways – barefoot walks on the grass, lounging outdoors with a good book, or in the case of Team DS, an uplifting cocktail with plenty of fizz. We’re very much in planning mode for our next springtime soiree and the bar trolleys are being prepped as we speak. 

So join us as we get those cocktails flowing. And what’s a cocktail without cute glassware? Lucky for you, we’ve curated the perfect selection to make this cocktail season even more delicious. 

Our drink of choice? Scroll down and see! Our selection is a pure *chefs kiss* (if we do say so ourselves) even Gatsby’s gonna be applauding.


90ml fresh grapefruit juice
60ml reposado tequila
15ml fresh lime juice
30ml chilled soda water
30mL lemon-lime soda or Sprite
1 lime

Fill your cocktail shaker with ice and add grapefruit juice, tequila and lime juice – give it a solid shakety shake shake! Strain into an ice-filled glass and top with soda water and Sprite. Garnish with a little lime and you’re ready for a paloming good time!

Your Paloma will taste better in:

A St Germain Spritz served in a Tom Dixon tank champagne glass

St. Germain Spritz

60ml St. Germain
90ml dry sparkling wine – brut Champagne, Cava or Prosecco
60ml soda water
Celery and cucumber slices, to garnish

Fill your glass with ice then add the St Germain before giving it a little stir to chill down. Top with your chosen sparkling wine and soda water. Give her another whirling stir to combine. Finish with cucumber and celery, et voilà – you’ve just created the perfect Spring spritzer!

Serve this spritzy specimen in:

A Caipirinha served in the MAISON BALZAC Gin and Tonic glasses.


1 medium lime
2 tsp granulated or dark brown sugar
60ml cachaça

Give your lime a solid scrub and cut into 8 even wedges. Add these to your glass with sugar and muddle until juice has been released and the sugar has dissolved. Top with ice, pour over the cachaça and give it a solid stir. Sit, sip and enjoy (and repeat).

We’re serving this one in:

There you have it, three delicious spring cocktails to entice you out of that winter hibernation and into the longer sunnier days of spring. Now all that’s left to do is to wheel out the bar cart, polish the glassware, and get mixing—we’ll meet you out on the verandah, one usual please.