From Mojitos to Mimosas: 13 Citrus Cocktails to Cure the Winter Blues

In the dead of winter when temperatures are plummeting and the snow is piling up, the summer season seems like it will never come. If you find the winter blues getting you down, it’s time for a pick-me-up. And we know just the ticket – a refreshing citrusy cocktail.

With citrus season in full bloom, clementines, lemons, blood oranges, and grapefruit are ripe for the picking. It’s a good thing, too, because one sip of a pink grapefruit margarita will have your spirits soaring.

So take your pick. Muddle up a mojito, imbibe a mule, warm up with a swig of moonshine, or relax with a mimosa. Whichever M you choose, your winter weather just got a forecast of summer.

1. Orange Pomelo Turmeric Mojito

Megis Well

If you’re in dire need of a refreshing cocktail fix that transports you into the days of summer, then you need this concoction of orange, pomelo, mint, and white rum.

Get the recipe here.

2. Ginger Clementine Old Fashioned

Gastronomblog

Cheer up the tasty way with a stiff and sweet Ginger Clementine Old Fashioned.

3. Citrusy Winter Beer Sangria

Wide Open Eats

Beer? Rye Whiskey? Oranges and limes? This sounds like a winter remedy to pure bliss.

Get the recipe here.

4. Pink Grapefruit Margaritas with Chili Salt

How Sweet It Is

Any time is a good time for a margarita, especially when it has a hint of grapefruit and is rimmed in chili salt.

Get the recipe here.

5. Grapefruit Salty Dog

The Cookie Rookie

Warm up and cheer up with vodka the citrus way.

Get the recipe here.

6. Grapefruit Cardamon Gin Fizz

The Modern Proper

What makes this gin cocktail so special you ask? Cardamon-infused gin, rosemary simple syrup, fizzy prosecco, and of course grapefruit citrus – you know you want a sip.

Sip pinkies out with this recipe here.

7. Grapefruit, Ginger, and Lemongrass Sake

The Bojon Gourmet

Sake will make you very happy indeed with this Grapefruit, Ginger, and Lemongrass Sake recipe.

8. Lemon Moonshine

Wide Open Eats

Let the South show you a thing or too about curing the winter blues with a mason jar full of Lemon Moonshine.

Now that’s the good stuff.

9. Sexy Fig and Lemon Fizz

My Diary of Us

Sweet figs meets sour lemons in this Sexy Fig and Lemon Fizz vodka cocktail.

10. Meyer Lemon Drop

Heather Cristo

The sweeter tang of a meyer lemon ups the game of the traditional lemon drop.

Get the recipe here.

11. Blood Orange and Basil Bourbon Smash

Little Kitchen Big World

There’s something about the words blood orange and bourbon smash that instantly cause an urge to imbibe.

Get your smash on with this recipe here.

12. Blood Orange Champagne Mule

Half Baked Harvest

Okay, so I know you can’t go wrong with a classic mule. And it’s true. But adding the sweet juice of a blood orange and topping it with bubbling champagne? Now that’s a reason to call in sick.

Get the recipe here.

13. Thyme Blood Orange Mimosa

The Charming Detroiter

Expand your bottomless mimosa horizon and imbibe on this Thyme Blood Orange Mimosa.

Fresh thyme simple syrup, bitter sweet blood oranges, and a kick of gin just took the mimosa to a whole new level.

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