With spring comes Easter, and with Easter comes the first big family gathering of the year. Once you've outgrown the egg hunting, what better way to celebrate than with delicious, easy-to-make Easter cocktails?
Easter is mostly about having brunch or coffee and tea in the afternoon. Thus, the cocktail menu shifts to a sweeter, slightly less boozy selection than you might usually imbibe.
Another favorite for Easter is everything rich, creamy, and sweet that goes perfectly with all the other treats. Basically, some grown-up candy while the kids search for chocolate and colored eggs.
Our 9 Must-Try Easter Cocktails
We start with an Easter Drink that's fruity, sparkly, and an change to a regular glass of bubbly and a fantastic alternative to the Brunch Classic with orange juice:
- 1 oz raspberry sorbet
- 1 oz raspberry liqueur
- 4 oz sparkling wine
- fresh raspberries
First, add the sorbet to your champagne flute, then the liqueur, and finally, top it off with the bubbly. Let a handful of fresh raspberries float on top as garnish.
Mimosas are a great part of the fun when brunching. 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.
2. Dirty Banana Cocktail
- 2 oz dark rum
- 1 oz coffee liqueur
- 1 oz Giffard Banane du Brésil
- 2 oz heavy cream (or single cream)
- 1 ripe banana
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.
The Dirty Banana is a smooth, fluffy, creamy drink that could easily pass as a smoothy when looking at it but is a superb Easter Cocktail. The color of this cocktail may not be overly impressive, but the taste is amazing. The flavor of banana mixed with coffee, rum, and cream is a winner.
Make sure that the bananas are ripe. The skin should show some dark spots. Generally, it is better to use one that's slightly overripe than one that's immature and bitter.
3. Coconut Margarita
- 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
Use a lime wedge to moisten the rim of your glass, and 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.
Something 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 it, you need tequila, triple sec, lime juice, coconut flakes, and cream of coconut - not coconut cream, or coconut milk.
4. Chocolate Martini
- 2 oz vodka
- 2 oz chocolate liqueur
- 2 oz Irish Cream
- grated chocolate for garnish
Add Vodka, chocolate liqueur, Irish cream, and ice into your shaker, shake, and strain into a Martini glass. Garnish with grated chocolate, and enjoy. Substitute the Irish cream with heavy cream for a less boozy version.
That's the cocktail to substitute the chocolate bunny with. Even though the Chocolate Martini doesn't quite fit the description of not being overly boozy, it is very easy to drink and one heck of a fabulous Easter Cocktail.
5. Midori Sour
- 0.5 oz vodka
- 2 oz Midori liqueur
- 0.5 oz fresh lime juice
- 0.5 oz fresh lemon juice
- 1 splash of chilled soda water
Fill your glass with ice and add all ingredients without the soda water. Stir for a few seconds, then add soda to taste. Cheers.
This one is fun. You may not guess it at first glance, but this Midori Sour is full of melon flavor. The green liqueur used in this drink is flavored with Japanese musk melon - tastewise, that's somewhere in-between watermelon and cantaloupes. It's an unusual drink that will surprise your guests.
6. Carrot Mimosa
- 3 oz champagne
- 3 oz carrot juice
- carrot slice and fennel greens for garnish
Fill your glass halfway with carrot juice, top that up with sparkling wine, and use the carrot slice and the greens to garnish your Easter Brunch Cocktail.
Veggie juice mixed with sparkling wine is fresh, fruity, and sweet, has a low ABV, and is a perfect pre-noon sip. The best part is you can adjust the ratios without spoiling the drink.
7. Grasshopper Cocktail
- 1.5 oz Creme de cacao
- 1.5 oz Creme de menthe
- 2 oz Heavy cream
- Grated chocolate and mint sprig as garnish
Put all ingredients with ice in your cocktail shaker, shake well, then strain everything into a cocktail glass. Add chocolate flakes and the mint sprig for garnish, et voila.
The Grasshopper Cocktail is smooth, minty, and chocolaty. It has a beautiful soft green color that fits a themed table perfectly. It's relatively low in ABV and makes a great drink to kick off brunch with family or friends. -An Easter Cocktail par excellence.
8. Paloma Cocktail
- 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
Moisten the rim of your glass with a grapefruit wedge, then dip it in Fleur de Sel. Add ice, tequila, grapefruit & lime juice, and the syrup into a shaker, shake well, and strain over ice into your prepared glass.
With the Paloma, you have an option for a refreshing, less sweet drink that perfectly fits the brief for becoming your guests' favorite Easter Cocktail. Especially when it is a warm and sunny day, this drink is a brilliant choice.
9. Bellini Cocktail
- 4.5 oz Prosecco spumante
- 1.5 oz White peach purée
Start by adding the purée to your champagne flute. Then top it up with your preferred type of Prosecco. If you do it the other way around, the ingredients might blend, leaving you with lumpy purée at the bottom of your glass.
The Bellini is another Easter brunch classic from Italy. The concept is similar to the Mimosa, but with peach instead of orange flavor and purée instead of juice.