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The Bright and Rainy Cocktail

The Bright and Rainy Cocktail

This cocktail is an homage to those bright and rainy spring days and a play on the dark and stormy. Peach schnapps add a light fruitiness hinting at the summer harvest to come.
By Malgosia Ip

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Spring is creeping into most of the Northern hemisphere.  The sun has come out a little more often, the days are longer, some milder weather has whetted our appetites.  Even when it rains it’s not dark and gloomy, but rather bright, as if the sun is just behind the layer of clouds reminding us that he will be back soon.  The rain is not depressing, it’s life-giving.

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This cocktail is an homage to those bright and rainy days: a play on the dark and stormy, but for spring.  Its colours are light and translucent with gin instead of dark rum.  Some peach schnapps adds a light fruitiness hinting at the summer harvest to come.  Even the ginger ale seems brighter when paired with these flavours.

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This drink is refreshing, like the spring rain that washes away the winter melancholy.

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Bright and Rainy

  • Author: Malgosia Pakulska


A refreshing take on the dark and stormy for spring


  • 1.5 oz gin
  • 0.5 oz peach schnapps
  • 0.25 oz lime juice
  • 3 oz ginger beer/ginger ale


  1. Stir all ingredients over ice in a rocks glass. Enjoy!
  • Category: Cocktail


View Comments (2)
  • What makes it the light blue color? Is it the combo if the peach schnapps and lime? We are trying to make these for a baby shower but wanted to make a non-booze option as well.

    • The pictures actually lie a little bit – the cocktail isn’t blue, but rather a little foggy. The black background creates the blueish hue… However, if you really want them blue – you could always add a little natural food coloring.

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