A Spring Cocktail To Lift Your Winter Blues

Photo: Workshop Kitchen + Bar
This spring cocktail will make you forget it's winter!

If you're currently fighting the winter blues, we understand. At this time of year it's easy to enter a slump; you don't feel like venturing outside in frigid weather. You snuggle up with a cup of warm tea rather than a spicy cocktail. That's why we're bringing you a spring-themed cocktail created by craft bartenders Dave Castillo and Michelle Beardon of Workshop Kitchen + Bar, a rustic yet modern restaurant located in Palm Springs, California. This cocktail named “The M-80" is exactly what you need to shake off those winter chills. Made with Reposado, tequila aged in oak barrels from 2 to 12 months, and garnished with grapefruit zest, this signature drink will make spring feel, well, closer than it actually is.

The M-80:


  • 1.5 oz Tequila Reposado
  • .5 oz Mezcal Vida
  • .75 oz Simple Syrup (1:1)
  • .75 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • .5 oz Fresh Ginger Juice
  • Grapefruit Zest


  • Place all ingredients in a cocktail tin (except grapefruit zest), add ice, shake and double strain into a rocks glass with ice
  • Squeeze grapefruit zest over the drink, but remove extra zest remaining around the rim of the glass by swiping with napkin or clean cloth


More About Workshop Kitchen + Bar
Workshop Kitchen + Bar, located in the historic El Paseo Building in Uptown Palm Springs Design District on North Palm Canyon Drive, is one of the most popular destinations in all of Palm Springs. In a city known for its beautiful landscapes, eccentric modernism, celebrity residents and stunning architecture, Palm Springs has been a destination for residents and travelers seeking a smartly refined culinary experience. Helmed by Chef/Owner Michael Beckman, WKB features a market-driven menu comprised of seasonal food highlights harvested from local farms and offers a bar program unlike any other desert establishment.To make a reservation, click here.