Spring-inspired sips to try in Nashville

If you’re like us and you have at least five beverages in front of you at all times — try swapping one out this season for something a little more festive.

A hot latte sits in a branded "The Well" tea cup on a small plate. On the table next to it is basil and handfuls of blueberries.

John The Gardener is inspiring us to flex our green thumb this year. | Photo via @wellcoffeehouse

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From brightly-colored thirst-quenchers to yuca fry garnishes and names like “May Flowers,” local businesses are springing specialty menus and warm weather favorites on you. Here are 15 drinks you’ll find us sipping.

Keep it caffeinated

  • Well Coffeehouse | John The Gardener | Basil, blueberry, and lavender latte
  • Humphreys Street | Hollaback Girl | Latte with slow-cooked bananas, sweetened condensed milk, and a hint of vanilla
  • District Coffee | Lucky Latte | Made with Irish cream syrup and dusted with some cocoa powder for a chocolatey finish
  • Crema Coffee Roasters | Spring Vacation | Espresso tonic sweetened with grapefruit-infused brown sugar syrup and garnished with fresh mint
  • 8th and Roast | Light Pink Sky | Blueberry and cotton candy simple syrup, espresso, and your choice of milk topped with vanilla whipped cream and cotton candy crystals

Matcha more options

  • All People Coffee | Sparkling matcha lemonade | Matcha shaken with lemonade and your choice of strawberry, lavender, or simple syrup topped with Maypop lemon sparkling water
  • Bongo Java | May Flowers | Cherry blossom matcha
  • Fido | Thank U Berry Matcha | Matcha, milk of your choice, pistachio syrup, and blackberry syrup
Seven cocktails sit on a table showcasing hues of pink, green, orange, and yellow.

Find spring cocktails at these Assembly Food Hall bars: Blush, Homegrown, Single Barrel, Agave Maria, and One More Cocktail Club | Photo provided

Crush a few cocktails

  • Blush | Parasail | Rum, banana, pineapple, and hazelnut inspired by a vacation daiquiri
  • Stay Golden | Rose Sangria | Cucumber mint simple syrup, Brugal rum, pamplemousse, and lime
  • Agave Maria | Flamingo Flair margarita | Inspired by flavors commonly found in agua frescas with hibiscus and prickly pear
  • Pearl Diver | Midnight Espresso Frosty | Chai-vanilla soaked Bacardi 8 dark rum, Kahlua coffee liqueur, cold brew espresso, and Pearl’s coconut cream — garnished with a dash of cinnamon, coffee grounds, and a yuca fry for dipping
  • L.A. Jackson | Papi Chulo | House-infused pineapple tequila, Rockey’s Liqueur, pamplemousse, Aperol, and lime

Treat yourself to a tea

  • Sump Coffee | The Equinox Punch | Made with blueberry rooibos tea and lemon lavender syrup
  • Surefire Coffee Co. | Lavender Days Lemonade | Iced earl grey tea, lemonade, and lavender
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