Easter Cocktails

When most people think of Easter, they think of colored eggs, jelly beans, and chocolate bunnies. For children, it’s an excuse to eat sweets, but at its core, it’s a celebration of family, friends, food and drink. Over the years, a spur of candy cocktails and seasonal brews have given adults their own sweet holiday treats, and spurred the drink portion of this holiday to new life.

Whoever said Easter isn’t a drinking holiday never tried a Mimosa. For generations, the champagne cocktail, along with the Bloody Mary, has lined brunch tables on this holiest of days. Over the years, spritzers and other light drinks have been added to the Easter brunch menu, giving way to the innovative and flavorful drink combinations that exist today.

blue_cottontailBlue Cottontail

Ingredients:

1.5 oz Vodka
.5 oz Triple Sec
1/4 oz Blue Curacao

Combine ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake until mixed thoroughly. Strain into a Martini glass. Garnish with a twist of orange.

easter egg cocktailEaster Egg

Ingredients:

1 oz Blue Curacao
1 oz White Creme De Cacao
Half & Half

Pour Blue Curacao and Creme de Cacao over ice in an Old Fashioned glass. Float the half & half over the top.

pink peepThe Pink Peep

Ingredients:

1.5 oz Vodka
1.5 oz Pink Grapefruit Vodka
a splash of Triple Sec
1 oz Cranberry Juice

Combine the ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake until mixed thoroughly. Strain into a Martini glass. Garnish with Marshmallow Peep of your choice.

Easter-Bunny-CocktailEaster Bunny

Ingredients:

1.5 oz Dark Creme De Cacao
.5 oz Vodka
1 tsp Chocolate Syrup
1 tsp Cherry Brandy

Combine Creme de Cacao and vodka in a shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain over ice in an Old Fashioned glass. Float chocolate syrup & cherry brandy over the top.

jelly_beanJelly Bean (shot)

Ingredients:

.5 oz Blackberry Brandy
.5 oz Sambuca
.5 oz Southern Comfort

In a shot glass, pour the blackberry brandy. Layer the Sambuca over the brandy. Float the Southern Comfort over the top. Serve.

 

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