Day Hiker cocktail

Sip Into Spring: 5 Must Have Cocktails This Season

Published 04/15/24 | By Topher Phillips


As the days get longer and springtime warms the air, there’s no better time to indulge in the vibrant flavors of spring. In celebration of the new season upon us, NoFo Brew Co has crafted a lineup of spring cocktails that offer a delightful array of tastes and aromas to elevate your spirits. From zesty citrus blends to floral infusions, these five handcrafted drinks are sure to awaken your senses. Cheers to new beginnings and the art of crafting cocktails that bloom with flavor!

Day Hiker vodka cocktail

Day Hiker | Photo by Andy Brophy

Day Hiker

The cocktail that is a tried and true favorite of the Gainesville community since day one, the Day Hiker is a must have for everyone looking for a refreshing libation this season. Starting with a base of our NoFo Vodka, we add fresh raspberries, hibiscus, lemon, and mint to create this delicious delicacy. Served in a Collins glass with a lemon wheel and mint leaf garnish, the Day Hiker is a delight for both the eyes and the taste buds.

Avalanche gin cocktail

Avalanche | Photo by Andy Brophy


A staple for anyone who appreciates sophistication, the Avalanche is the embodiment of dignified refinement meets smooth and delicious. Crafted with our NoFo Gin, we shake in spicy ginger and fresh lime juice. Then, our craft cocktail bartenders top it off with elderflower tonic for a light citrus flavor profile. Garnished with a fresh sprig of rosemary, this drink pairs perfectly with a meal or can be enjoyed on its own.

Blueberry Ranch Water agave blanco cocktail

Blueberry Ranch Water | Photo by Topher Phillips

Blueberry Ranch Water

A newcomer to the NoFo Gainesville cocktail menu, the Blueberry Ranch Water offers up some refreshingly fruity spring flavors. Made with our NoFo Agave Blanco, we muddle in fresh blueberries and shake with freshly squeezed lime juice. To add just the right amount of fizz, we top it all off with club soda. Served in a Collins glass and garnished with a lime wedge, we recommend enjoying this treat while soaking up the warm sunshine on the patio.

Big Chili agave blanco cocktail

Big Chili | Photo by Andy Brophy

Big Chili

A long time love for both NoFo customers and team members, the Big Chili is NoFo’s exciting spin on a margarita. Starting with our NoFo Agave Blanco, we shake up this local favorite with pineapple, agave nectar, housemade sour mix, and simple syrup. This creates a zesty treat packed with flavor! Presented in a pint glass with a tajin-salt rim and garnished with a lime wheel, it’s basically a party in a glass. You’re welcome!

Elderflower Mule vodka cocktail

Elderflower Mule | Photo by Topher Phillips

Elderflower Mule

A limited edition cocktail offered by NoFo Gainesville during the month of April, the Elderflower Mule is an elevated twist on the classic Moscow mule. Starting with our NoFo Vodka poured over ice into a copper mule mug, we add ginger beer, elderflower, and freshly squeezed lime juice. Garnished with a lime wedge, this is the perfect refreshing choice to go along with lively conversation with great friends.

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