Jesus turned water into wine, so who am I not to enjoy the fruits of his labor? I’m not a fan of the typical Marshmallow Peep or Cadbury Egg infused Easter cocktails. Who really wants candy with their drinks? They just get in the way. I’ve compiled a list of realistic cocktails to serve at this year’s Easter brunch…or any other time you feel like drinking.
EASTER BUNNY COCKTAIL – Forget the chocolate Easter bunny. Drink your calories with this scrumptious chocolate-infused cocktail.
- 1 ½ oz dark crème de cacao
- ½ oz vodka
- 1 tsp chocolate syrup
- 1 tsp cherry brandy
Shake creme de cacao and vodka with ice and then pour in cocktail glass over ice. Top with chocolate syrup and cherry brandy.
MELON-TINI – A simple, yet flavorful berry cocktail. Yum.
- 1 ounce gin
- 1 ounce Midori melon liqueur
- 1 ounce white cranberry juice
Shake ingredients in shaker and strain into your martini glass. Garnish with melons balls of your choice arranged on a toothpick.
GRAPEFRUIT MIMOSA – What better way to spice up the traditional mimosa than by switching out oranges for grapefruits? Ah, so refreshing.
- 8 large ruby red grapefruits
- 1 bottle of Prosecco, chilled
Juice the grapefruits and pour into a large pitcher. Top with one-third to half the bottle of Prosecco. Then drink and thank me.
COLLINS LEMONADE – This is a twist on your traditional Collins by adding tequila and limoncello. Anything with limoncello automatically wins.
- 1-1/2 ounces silver tequila
- 1 ounce limoncello
- 1 ounce lemon juice
- 1 ounce simple syrup
Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, then strain into a highball glass. Top with soda and garnish with an orange twist.
WHITE RABBIT – This is for my creamy drink lovers. I know you’re out there!
- 1/2 oz Amaretto
- 1/2 oz Baileys
- 1 oz white rum
- 1/2 oz Kahlua
- 1 oz Half & Half
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake then strain over ice cubes in an old fashioned glass.