Here's a simple and fresh cocktail idea for spring. My general rule of thumb for cocktails is alcohol plus citrus plus a filler, like sparkling water or (lately) ginger beer.

1. A shot or two of alcohol of your choice (in this case, tequila, but gin is also a favorite)

2. The juice of half a lime or lemon. (We have this squeezer and it's awesome.)

3. Fill the remaining with sparkling water, ginger beer, or a combination of the two.

4. Shake in a cocktail shaker if you have one, or if not just swirl with a straw. Strain over ice (if shaken) and add a sprig of fresh herbs.

Enjoy! This one is summery, light and refreshing.