Easter holidays are about meeting family, watching children hunting for eggs, having brunch, or maybe coffee and cakes in the afternoon. And so it happens that the Easter cocktail menu shifts to sweeter and perhaps slightly less boozy than it would be at a later hour.
But sweet is not enough to make a decent Easter Cocktail. Bright color, floral garnishes, and fruity taste are the key to ultimately radiating those early-spring vibes. And another favorite choice for Easter is anything rich, creamy, and sweet that goes so perfectly with all the cheap chocolate.
So here are nine delightful, easy-to-make Easter Cocktails that will impress your guests. -Basically, some grown-up candy while the younger ones go on the hunt for Easter eggs.
1 oz raspberry sorbet
1 oz raspberry liqueur
4 oz Sparkling wine
Mimosas are a great part of the fun when brunching. And making a raspberry version makes the whole concept only better. It's a beautiful composition of refreshing, tart raspberry sorbet, raspberry liqueur, and your favorite dry sparkling wine. First, add the sorbet to your champagne flute, then the liqueur, and finally, top it off with the bubbly. For extra freshness, more raspberry flavor, and a pretty appearance, let a handful of fresh raspberries float on top.
2 oz Dark Rum
1 oz Coffee liqueur
1 oz Giffard Banane du Brésil
2 oz Cream
1 ripe banana
The Dirty Banana is a smooth, fluffy, creamy drink that could easily pass as a smoothy when looking at it. Yet, it is a superb Easter Cocktail. The color of this cocktail may not be overly impressive, but the taste is. The flavor of banana mix with coffee, Rum, and cream simply is gorgeous.
Make sure that the bananas are ripe, though. The skin should show some dark spots already. And better use one that's gone slightly too far than one that's immature and bitter.
Add all ingredients plus some ice into a blender. Now blend until you get a smooth texture and garnish with a slice of banana and chocolate flakes.
2 oz cream of coconut
2 oz Silver Tequila
0.5 oz triple sec
0.5 oz lime juice
lime wedge and coconut flakes for garnish
Something more tropical for you? Then the Coconut Margarita is a fabulous choice. It looks elegant, tastes fantastic, and your guests will definitely be impressed by this. It is simply an exciting, exotic version of a classic Margarita.
For making this beauty, you need Tequila, triple sec, lime juice, coconut flakes, and cream of coconut. And this one is important: it has to be cream of coconut, not coconut cream, or coconut milk even. Inside the US, cream of coconut often comes in a squeezy bottle. In other places, it's often canned, though.
Use a lime wedge to moisten the rim of your glass, roll it in coconut flakes. Now add all other ingredients with ice to your cocktail shaker, shake vigorously, and strain into the prepared glass. Happy Easter.
2 oz Vodka
2 oz Chocolate liqueur
2 oz Irish Cream
grated chocolate for garnish
Now, here's the cocktail to substitute the chocolate bunny with. Even though it doesn't quite fit the description of not being overly boozy, I have to include it because it is de-li-ci-ous and a fabulous Easter Cocktail. If you're a sweet tooth, the Chocolate Martini is an addictive cocktail.
Be careful because you won't be tasting much alcohol here, but there's enough of it, trust me. So this one is more meant for when you already have eaten your way through a number of dishes on the table.
Add Vodka, chocolate liqueur, Irish cream, and ice into your shaker, shake and strain into a Martini glass. Garnish with grated chocolate and enjoy. And to make a slightly less boozy version, you can substitute the Irish cream with heavy cream.
0.5 oz Vodka
2 oz Midori liqueur
0.5 oz Fresh lime juice
0.5 oz Fresh lemon juice
1 splash chilled soda water
This one is fun. You may not guess it at first glance, but this Midori Sour is full of melon flavor. It's made from Japanese musk melon, which, flavorwise, ranges somewhere between watermelon and cantaloupes. It's an unexpected, unusual drink with which you certainly will surprise most of your guests.
Fill your glass with ice, add all ingredients without the soda water. Stir for a few seconds, then add soda to taste. Cheers.
3 oz Champagne
3 oz Carrot juice
carrot slice and fennel greens for garnish
A Mimosa is the drink of drinks when it comes to brunch with friends and family. Orange juice mixed with sparkling wine is fresh, fruity, sweet, has a low ABV, and goes perfectly with the more sugary dishes. And interchanging the orange with carrot makes for the perfect Easter touch. I'd say this is an amazing way to reward the Easter bunny that spend all morning hiding eggs and chocolate for the kids.
And the best part is you can adjust the ratios without spoiling the drink. The standard approach would be half Champagne and half carrot juice. But if you want to alcohol-wise tune your Mimosa down a bit, a 1:2 ratio works just fine, too.
1.5 oz Creme de cacao
1.5 oz Creme de menthe
2 oz Heavy cream
Grated chocolate and mint sprig as garnish
The Grasshopper is smooth, minty, and chocolaty. And it has a beautiful pale green color that fits your Easter-themed table perfectly. -An Easter Cocktail par excellence. Plus, it's relatively low in ABV and makes a great drink to kick off a brunch with family or friends.
Put all ingredients with ice in your cocktail shaker, shake well and then strain everything into a cocktail glass. Add chocolate flakes and the mint sprig for garnish, et voila.
1.75 oz Silver Tequila
1 oz Grapefruit juice
1.5 oz Grapefruit soda
0.5 oz Lime juice
0.25 oz Agave syrup
A grapefruit wheel for garnish
Fleur de Sel
With the Paloma, you can move on to a fresh, less sweet drink that perfectly fits the brief for becoming your guests' favorite Easter Cocktail. Particularly, if you're lucky enough to be at a place where it's warm and sunny on Easter, this drink is a brilliant choice. Made with grapefruit, lime, Tequila, and a bit of syrup, the Paloma makes a beautifully refreshing cocktail.
Because it's closely related to a classic Margarita, the salt mustn't be missing. Moisten the rim of your glass with a grapefruit wedge, then dip it in Fleur de Sel. Add ice, Tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice, and the syrup into a shaker, shake well, and strain over ice into your prepared glass.
4.5 oz Prosecco spumante
1.5 oz White peach purée
The Bellini is another Easter brunch classic straight from Italy. The concept is similar to that of a Mimosa, but with peach instead of orange flavor and purée instead of juice. When preparing this drink, start by adding the purée to your champagne flute.
And only then top it up with your preferred type of Prosecco. If you do it the other way around, the ingredients might not fully mix. And that could leave you with a lump of purée at the bottom of your glass.