Gathering together with friends and family during the holidays gives everyone a chance to catch up on what’s been happening in each other’s lives. If you enjoy having a drink to celebrate the holidays and are looking for something with a festive feel to it, then take a look at the 7 delicious Easter cocktails listed below.
1. Easter Egg Cocktail
This cocktail has a pale blue tint to it. Combine an ounce of white crème de cacao and an ounce of blue Curaçao over ice in a short glass. Slowly pour some half-and-half on the very top. If you pour it slowly the half-and-half won’t mix together with the rest of the liquid. This last step is measured by how creamy you want the drink to be. It’s up to your taste preference!
2. The Happy Easter Cocktail
The hue of this drink is a beautiful orange that reminds me of the beautiful spring sunsets that seem to happen often around Easter time. Combine an ounce of gin, a half ounce of Grand Marnier orange liqueur, a dash of lemon juice, and a dash of grenadine syrup. Pour this into a cocktail shaker with some ice and shake well. Strain the cocktail into the glass of your choice and serve.
3. Espresso Easter Martini
This drink may not be a fun pastel color like many of the other cocktail mixes in this list, but it is still a tasty one. Mix together an ounce of Amaretto DiSaronna and an ounce of Bacardi Coconut Rum. You can put these two ounces in a glass with some ice or into a cocktail shaker with the ice cubes. Chill it with either of these methods and then strain into a martini glass. Shake 2 ounces of Three Olives Triple Espresso Vodka with some ice and strain this slowly into the same martini glass. You should see some layers in the cocktail when you pour it slowly.
4. Blue Cottontail
This is yet another light blue cocktail for your enjoyment on Easter. Combine a quarter ounce of blue Curaçao, a half ounce of triple sec, and an ounce and a half of vodka. Shake these ingredients the some ice cubes and strain them into a martini glass that has been chilled. Use a potato peeler and slice off a curl of orange peel for garnish over the edge of the glass.
5. The Clover
Place the following ingredients in a cocktail shaker: three-fourths of an ounce of lime juice, an ounce of triple sec, an ounce and a half of gin, a dash of green crème de menthe, and a dash of your favorite anise-flavored liqueur. Shake this mix well and strain it into a cocktail glass and serve. This drink is a beautiful green color that reminds me of the new leaves that appear in spring.
6. Pink Bonnet
Use a shaker to mix the following ingredients well: three-fourths of an ounce of lemon juice, a half ounce of simple syrup, an ounce and a half of gin, 2 dashes of crème de framboise or grenadine, and the white part of a small egg. Don’t use ice in the shaker until the egg whites have been mixed thoroughly. Once all ingredients have been successfully combined, add the mix to ice and shake. Strain the cocktail into a small glass and add fresh mint leaves to the drink if you wish to.
7. Easter Bunny Cocktail
Combine in a shaker a half ounce of vodka and an ounce and a half of Brown Crème de Cacao. Be sure to add some ice to this mix and strain it into a cocktail glass before adding a teaspoon of chocolate syrup and a teaspoon of cherry liqueur. Simply drop the chocolate syrup and liqueur into the cocktail; don’t stir these in!
8. Cottontail Martini
Place a teaspoon of honey in a small dish and chopped sweet coconut in another. Dip a martini glass in the honey, then the coconut. In a cocktail shaker with ice, shake one and a half ounces whipped vodka, one and a half ounces coconut rum, two ounces half and half, a half ounce cream of coconut and a splash of pineapple juice. Strain into the martini glass and garnish with a marshmallow.
9. Carrot Mimosa
Combine a half cup chilled carrot juice and a half cup chilled Prosecco in a champagne glass. Garnish with carrot stems and serve.
I think you might find at least one of these 9 delicious Easter cocktails to be a success at your Easter party. Do you already have a favorite cocktail that you drink at Easter time?