With Easter weekend here, you’re probably wondering what cocktails are best to serve (and drink yourself) during these few days.
Many of us indulge in our favourite drinks and foods over this long weekend, and there are also plenty of luscious easter desserts to treat yourself to.
And if you’re eager for the warm weather, then give these five cocktails for spring a try.
I’m here to save you from the horrors of uncertainty over your drink choice this weekend, so here are eight delicious drinks to mix up this Easter!
Marshmallow Peeps Cocktail
Chocolate bunnies are a staple food during the Easter season. It seems that you see these little fluffy and colourful chicks and bunnies everywhere you turn. Why not try to make use out of their currently ceaseless availability?
- 1½ oz fluffed marshmallow vodka
- ½ oz vanilla syrup (plus a dash extra, to rim glass)
- 1 oz cream
- 1 chocolate bunny
- Rim a chilled martini glass first with extra vanilla syrup, and then sugar
- Pour the vodka, syrup, and cream into a cocktail shaker filled to the brim with ice and shake thoroughly, until shaker feels cold to the touch
- Strain into the martini glass
- Garnish with a bunny on the rim
Planning to sip on a drink consistently throughout the Easter Eating Marathon? This drink is not too strong and has both fresh and bright essences to it.
- 3 oz Pimm’s No. 1
- 4½ oz ginger ale
- Slice of lemon
- Slice of cucumber
- Sprig of mint
- Fill highball glass with ice
- Pour in Pimm’s No. 1 and top off with ginger ale, stirring
- Garnish with lemon, cucumber, and mint
Easter Basket Cocktail
If you want to try another cocktail that practically screams ‘EASTER’, you’ve come to the right place. Does it get any more festive than this?
- 1½ oz cherry vodka
- ½ oz Triple Sec
- 3 oz milk
- A dash of grenadine
- Simple syrup
- Coconut flakes, dyed green
- Chocolate bunny
- Take a chilled martini glass and rim first with simple syrup, then dyed coconut flakes
- Mix all remaining liquids in a cocktail shaker filled with ice until the shaker is cold to the touch
- Strain into martini glass
- Add bunny to the rim of the glass
Caramel Cadbury Egg Cocktail
Okay, so I’ll just admit it: yes, I really like chocolate and yes, I’m going to find a way to incorporate it into yet another deliciously sweet cocktail. But can you really blame me?
- 1½ oz Bailey’s crème caramel
- ½ oz crème de cacao
- 1 oz caramel syrup
- 1 oz cream
- ½ oz chocolate syrup (plus a dash extra, to rim glass)
- Drizzle the chocolate syrup around the inner rim of a chilled martini glass
- Shake thoroughly all remaining ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice, mixing until the shaker feels cold to the touch
- Strain into the glass
Reminiscent of the Easter season’s furry little mascot, this cocktail is the perfect fit for this weekend’s celebrations.
- ½ oz Amaretto
- ½ oz Irish cream
- 1 oz white rum
- ½ oz Kahlua
- 1 oz milk
- Mix all ingredients thoroughly in a cocktail shaker
- Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice
The Fluffy Duck
I think my favourite part of Easter (and the spring season that it’s situated in) are the plethora or animals all emerging from their sleepy winter days. Not to mention all of the baby animals that start popping up…especially those adorable little ducklings.
- 1 oz Avocatt liqueur
- 1 oz white rum
- 1 oz cream
- Mix liqueur, rum, and cream thoroughly in a cocktail shaker
- Pour into a highball glass filled with ice
- Top off with lemonade and stir
Signature Brunch Cocktail
Planning on a late breakfast on Easter morning? Why not serve this delicious brunch cocktail along with the other refreshing drinks and decadent foods on the table? (Makes one pitcher).
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- ? cup simple syrup
- 1 bottle champagne (peach flavoured would be yummy!)
- Quartered strawberries
- Thin apple slices
- Pour all ingredients into a pitcher and stir well
- Refrigerate until cool
- Serve in chilled cocktail glass
The last (but certainly not least) Easter cocktail I’ll share with you is one that I’ve enjoyed during breakfast on Easter Sunday morning for years.
Though the Screwdriver is one that can be enjoyed at any time of the year (as with the other drinks listed on here) it’s a refreshing accompaniment to the stacks of food that come with the celebration of Easter morning.
- 1¾ oz vodka
- 3½ oz orange juice
- Pour vodka into a highball glass filled with ice
- Top off with orange juice and stir
It’ll be difficult to decide which drink to start off with, but thankfully you’ll have plenty to eat over the weekend to keep you sobered up.
In fact, with Easter weekend only rolling around once a year, it’s practically your moral responsibly to try these themed drinks.
Drink up, and enjoy responsibly!
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