Easter Inspired Cocktails

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If you are planning an Easter Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner try some of these fun Easter inspired cocktails! Some of these recipes require 1-3 days prep, so make sure you read them in advance. Adjust the recipes to your personal taste if you like them a little stronger or sweeter. Get creative with fun garnishes for a little something extra!

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Easter Cocktails:

1. Mimosa Station
  • Mimosas are a classic brunch cocktail, mix juice or fruit puree of your choice with prosecco/champagne. Typically served with orange juice, grapefruit juice, or peach puree (aka a Bellini), you can really use any fruit juice to personalize your mimosa. Set up a station with a variety of juices for guests to mix their own. Just keep in mind to add your juice first, and to pour the prosecco SLOWLY on top as the citrus in the juice will cause the prosecco to bubble vigorously and make a mess. My typical ratio is usually 1/4 juice to 3/4 prosecco, but if that’s too strong try increasing the juice ratio to 1/3 or even 1/2 of the glass. Some ideas to try on their own or mix and match!
    • Carrot Ginger
    • Orange Juice
    • Grapefruit Juice
    • Peach Puree
    • Watermelon Juice
    • Mixed Berry Juice
    • Cranberry Juice
    • Strawberry Juice/Puree
    • Guava Juice/Puree
    • Pineapple Juice
    • Lemonade (or Lavender Lemonade!)
  • If you want your drink extra boozy, you can also add different flavored liqueurs such as St Germaine (elderflower), Chambord (black raspberry), Triple Sec (orange), Peach Schnapps, Pear infused Vodka, or any other combination you can dream of!
  • Garnish with an orange slice, a sprig of rosemary, a strawberry, an orange peel, or lemon twist
2. Marshmallow Martini
  • This recipe requires a little bit of prep, soak 1/2 cup of mini marshmallows in 1 cup of vodka overnight to infuse. Try to separate out only one color of mini marshmallow (or just use white) for a prettier color
    • 1.5 oz Marshmallow infused Vodka
    • 1/2 oz Milk/Cream/Coffee Creamer/Whipping Cream – the thicker the cream you use, the thicker & richer the cocktail will be- but use what you have on hand
    • 1/2 oz Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur
  • Add all the ingredients to a shaker full of ice, shake until outside of the shaker becomes cold to the touch (about 5-10 seconds of hard shaking), strain and pour into a martini glass. Feel free to rim the glass with marshmallow fluff and sprinkles for an extra flourish!
3. Boozy Ferrero Roche Latte
  • Add ingredients to you coffee mug of choice
    • 1 oz Godiva chocolate liqueur
    • 1 oz Frangelico (hazelnut liqueur)
    • 2 oz espresso (if you don’t have an espresso maker at home you can try using strong brewed coffee, the final result just won’t be as rich)
  • Top with Steamed milk-approx 1 cup
    • if you don’t have a milk steamer, heat your milk (or non dairy alternative) on the stove and froth it with a handheld milk frother (or an immersion blender, hand mixer, or even by hand with a whisk) The goal is to infuse air into hot milk to make it frothy and foamy.
4. Hollow Bunny Espresso Chocolate Martini
  • 1/2 oz Baileys
  • 1/2 oz Frangelico
  • 1 oz Espresso (or strongly brewed coffee)
  • 1/2 oz Kahlua
  • 1/2 oz Vodka
  • Mix all ingredients in a shaker full of ice, shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds until the drink is cold. The warmth of the espresso will melt some of the ice in the shaker which will create a more balanced drink and increase the volume to 4-5 oz as opposed to the 3 oz of ingredients.
    • Take a HOLLOW chocolate bunny and unwrap just the top of the ears. Heat up a sharp knife in a glass of hot water, then cut off the tops of the ears with the warm knife.
    • Strain the drink into the hollow bunny
  • Serve with a straw and optional whipped cream
5. Carrot Caesar
  • No brunch is complete without a spicy Caesar, but try this slightly sweeter Easter twist on a classic!
    • Celery Salt Rim
    • 1 oz Dill Pickle Vodka (If you can’t find Dill Pickle Vodka, infuse your own by placing 4-5 Large Dill Pickles in a jar and covering with vodka. Let it soak and infuse overnight and up to several weeks)
    • 4 oz Carrot Juice
    • 1/2 oz lemon juice (plus extra for rimming)
    • Splash Tabasco
    • Splash Worcestershire
  • Rim your glass of choice by dipping the edge into lemon juice, then dipping it into the celery salt
  • Fill the glass with ice, add the rest of the ingredients and stir until combined.
  • Garnish with pickles, celery, tomatoes, carrots (or BONUS pickled carrots!)
6. Carrot Moscow Mule
  • A normal Moscow Mule is vodka, lime and ginger-beer served in a copper mug. Carrot and ginger go great together and the carrot juice should be sweet enough that you don’t have to add extra sugar. If you do prefer a sweet drink dissolve equal parts sugar in hot water until it reaches a syrupy consistency and add until you feel it is sweet enough.
    • 1oz Carrot Juice
    • 1 oz lime
    • 1 oz Vodka
    • Ginger-beer (or use ginger-ale)
  • Mix ingredients into a copper mug (or rocks glass if you don’t have a copper mug) filled with ice and top with ginger-beer. Garnish with lime wedge or slice of ginger
7. Jelly Bean Margarita
  • Sugar Sprinkles of choice (for rim)- you could also rim with salt or a mix of sugar and salt)
    • 1.5 oz tequila of choice (I prefer a blanco for this recipe, but if you want more depth of flavor try an anejo)
    • 1/2 oz triple sec (or orange liqueur of choice)
    • 1 oz lime juice (plus more for rim)
    • 1 oz Jelly Bean Simple Syrup:
      • Separate out about 1/4 cup of one color of jelly bean and place in small sauce pot.
      • Add 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar.
      • Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Let boil for 1-2 min
      • Take pot off the heat and keep stirring until it cools enough to transfer to a jar/cup. Then place in the fridge to cool completely
      • The jelly beans may not completely dissolve, if they don’t simply strain them out.
  • Rim your glass of choice by dipping the edge into a plate with lime juice on it, then dipping into a plate with the sprinkles on them
  • Mix all other ingredients into a shaker with ice, shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds, then pour into the rimmed glass (ice and all). This drink is about 4 oz. Make sure you fill the glass to the top with ice and if you want to top it with a little bit of soda water to dilute the flavors a little bit, that would be delicious! If the drink isn’t sweet enough, just add a little bit more syrup and re-mix.
  • For a large blender batch, follow the same proportions, just increase the quantity and blend in a high powered blender until it reaches slushy consistency. Try using cups instead of oz!
8. Peep-a Colada
  • Peep Simple Syrup
    • In a medium sauce pan on medium heat, stir together 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is almost boiling. Then mix in 5-10 peeps (use only one color to make a beautiful pastel syrup). Do not allow mixture to boil vigorously- keep it only at a simmer. Continue stirring until the marshmallows dissolve and the mixture is thick and syrupy. Take it off the heat, transfer to a cup/jar and let cool in the fridge.
  • For a large blended batch follow this recipe, but for an individual drink simply change cups to oz of each ingredient into a glass of ice and stir. It won’t have the same slushie consistency, but it will still taste amazing!
    • 1 cup White Rum
    • 1/2 cup of Peep Simple Syrup
    • 1 cup Pineapple juice
    • 1 cup Coconut cream (put a can of coconut milk in the fridge overnight, open the can and scoop the cream that has risen to the top -leave the coconut water at the bottom of the can)
    • Ice
  • Blend all ingredients into a blender and blend until slushie consistency is reached. Pour into glasses and garnish with pineapple chunks and cherries
9. Cadbury Cream Egg Shots
  • Cadbury Cream Eggs
    • 1oz Vodka
    • 1oz Kahula
    • 1 oz milk/cream
  • Cut off the top of the Cream Egg and scoop out the filing into a mixing glass. I prefer to use a glass measuring cup as the spout will help with pouring later.
  • Mix the cream filling with vodka, kahlua, and milk
  • After mixing thoroughly, refill each hollow chocolate egg with the booze. If making these ahead of time, keep them in the fridge so the chocolate doesn’t melt.
10. Jelly Bean Jell-O Shots
  • *This recipe requires some prep 2-3 days in advance*
    • 1 cup Jelly Bean Vodka :
      • in a cup/bowl soak 1/2 cup of jelly beans (only use one color per container or the final result will be icky brown) in 1 cup of vodka (or vanilla vodka). Cover and let soak 24- 48 hours.
    • 2 packets of Knox gelatin (you could also use flavored jello if you prefer)
    • 1 cup boiling water
  • Whisk all the ingredients together until the gelatin packet is dissolved and the mixture slightly foamy- by using half boiling water and half room temperature vodka the gelatin should be warm enough to dissolve without boiling/harming the gelatin.
  • Pour the mix into shooter cups, or a gummy mold like THIS cute Easter mold- just make sure if you’re using a mold to spray the inside with a bit of cooking spray before you pour the jello in, otherwise when you go to unmold the shots, they may stick to the mold and leave a big goopy mess instead of cute shaped jello shots.
  • Allow mixture to set in the fridge overnight or until Jello sets (gets firm to the touch). If in shooter cups, leave them be until it’s party time, if in the molds pop them out and serve on a tray.
BONUS: Curly Shirley-Kid Friendly Mocktail –
  • This Easter inspired take on a Shirley Temple is a great non-alcoholic option for kids and those that don’t drink.
  • For a single serving layered effect: In a glass full of ice, pour 1 oz carrot juice, 2 oz orange juice, and top the glass with ginger-ale. Drizzle grenadine syrup on top and watch as it sinks to the bottom. Garnish with a carrot ribbon, orange slice, or cherry.
    • 1 cup Carrot Juice
    • 2 cups Orange Juice
    • 3 cups Ginger-ale or Ginger beer (for stronger ginger flavor)
    • Optional: Grenadine Syrup
  • For a punch bowl- use these measurements as a guide, but it will depend what you are serving the drink in. For a rough estimate, you want approximately 1:2:3 part ratio of carrot juice: orange juice: ginger-ale, and a drizzle of grenadine on top. The grenadine syrup can quickly overpower the drink so use very sparingly. You could also use Sprite or 7-up if you don’t have Ginger-ale, but Ginger and Carrot are flavors that go really well together. For any pitcher style drink you want to mix the ingredients together, then pop the pitcher into the fridge until the party, or have a bucket of ice with tongs beside the pitcher and allow guests to add their own ice. Otherwise the ice will water down the drink as it melts!

Comment Below if you tried any of these recipes at home!

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