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Spring Ahead with Fashion Forward Cocktails

- With a Special 2017 Spring Fashion Trend Update from Fern Mallis, Creator of New York Fashion Week –

Monday, March 13, 2017 9:00 am EDT

#SGWS mixologist pair this year's spring cocktails with the hottest fashion trends as told by @FernMallis!

MIAMI & DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As consumers refresh their wardrobes with the latest spring looks, they can also make sure their cocktails are on trend. Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (“Southern Glazer’s”)—the largest North American wine and spirits distribution company— asked some of its talented mixologists to share and pair this year’s favorite spring cocktails with the hottest 2017 spring fashion trends, as identified by internationally acclaimed fashion consultant and creator of New York Fashion Week, Fern Mallis. These cocktail recipes will help consumers take Fern’s favorite looks straight from the runway to their kitchens and home bars.

Fern Mallis’ Spring Fashion Trend: Floral Prints and Sorbet Colors

Pairing Cocktail: With floral garnishes and a scoop of sorbet, this Spring Flowers cocktail will complement this season’s freshest looks.

Recipe by Jair Bustillos SGWS Mixologist & Spirits Educator from Las Vegas, NV


  • 1 oz. Citrus Vodka
  • 1 oz. Lemoncello
  • 1 ½ oz. Fresh sour
  • 1-2 scoops lemon sorbet

Garnish: Edible Viola, Matcha Powder

Special Instructions: Add a scoop of sorbet to your chilled coupe glass. Add your first three ingredients and shake and serve up in your coupe glass.

Fern Mallis’ Spring Fashion Trend: “The Cold Shoulder” AKA Off-the-Shoulder Looks

Pairing Cocktail: The cool mint flavors and garnishes in this Lucky McBeans cocktail will help consumers chill out while showing a little skin.

Recipe by Jair Bustillos SGWS Mixologist & Spirits Educator from Las Vegas, NV


  • 1 oz. Irish Whiskey
  • 1 oz. Crème De Menthe
  • 1 oz. White Crème de Cacao
  • 2 oz. Heavy whipping cream

Garnish: Mint top, Chocolate covered Coffee Bean

Special Instructions: Blend all of the items, and then garnish

Fern Mallis’ Spring Fashion Trend: Stripes

Pairing Cocktail: Get the layered look with this Fashionably Late cocktail topped with a refreshing wheat beer.

Recipe by Jair Bustillos SGWS Mixologist & Spirits Educator from Las Vegas, NV


  • 1 oz. Gin
  • ¾ Aperol
  • 1 oz. Fresh lemon sweet & sour
  • Topped with a Wheat Beer

Garnish: Mint top, purple Basil sugar

Special Instructions: Shake the first three ingredients in your shaker and serve up in a chilled pilsner glass. Top with a wheat beer and garnish.

Fern Mallis’ Spring Fashion Trend: Romantic Looks with Ruffles, Lace and Bows

Pairing Cocktail: If spring romance is in the air, this strawberry-infused Fashion Ready cocktail will take the latest spring looks from cool to red hot.

Recipe by Armando Rosario SGWS Director of Mixology from Orlando, FL


  • 2 oz. Tequila
  • 1 ½ oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • ½ oz. Agave Nectar
  • 1 oz. Strawberry Syrup
  • 4-6 Mint Leaves

Garnish: Strawberry & Mint Leaves

Special Instructions: Shake with ice and strain into a rocks glass

Fern Mallis’ Spring Fashion Trend: Embellishments AKA More is More is More

Pairing Cocktail: Seasonal flowers, vanilla bitters and mint sprig leaves make this Light Spring cocktail bring out the different colors, patterns and textures in your wardrobe. .

Recipe by Luke Detraz SGWS Director of Mixology from Arizona


  • 1.5 oz. Gin
  • 1 oz. Lillet Rose
  • .75 oz. Lime Juice
  • .75 oz. Strawberry Syrup
  • 2 Dashes Liquid Alchemist Vanilla Bitters
  • 1 Egg White

Garnish: Mint sprig, seasonal flower, edible dust

About Southern Glazer’s Mixologist

Southern Glazer’s employs 15 Master Mixologists across North America, responsible for educating bartenders, beverage buyers, and corporate clients about the latest trends in cocktail culture. Michelin star chefs, national restaurant chains, international hotels, and top spirits brands rely on Southern Glazer’s expert Mixologists to help them develop world-class beverage programs that raise the bar for today’s demanding consumers. Southern Glazer’s Mixologists hold multiple certifications from accredited organizations such as the U.S. Bartenders Guild, BarSmarts, the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, Society of Wine Educators, and the Cicerone Certification Program, to name a few.

About Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is North America’s largest wine and spirits distributor, and the preeminent data insights company for alcoholic beverages. The Company has operations in 44 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, Canada, and the Caribbean, and employs more than 20,000 team members. Southern Glazer’s urges all retail customers and adult consumers to market, sell, serve, and enjoy its products responsibly. For more information visit Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @sgwinespirits and on Facebook at

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