Easter is around the corner, and you know what that means? It’s time for Easter cocktails!
Get your drinks cabinet stocked up and bring in the chocolate eggs because nothing beats celebrating the start of the spring season than a delectable selection of Easter drinks.
We’ve curated our favorite Easter cocktails for you, offering a mix of sweet, floral drinks and creamy, chocolatey specialties that represent the best of both spring and Easter.
Keep reading, and discover the delights of an Easter cocktail. Here are the best Easter cocktails for the spring season!
Perfect for Easter
So what does it take to mix the best Easter alcoholic drinks? We love Easter cocktail ideas that draw on the idea of life restarting again in the spring. We love sweet, light, and floral recipes that offer a sense of the spring season and that are perfect for drinking on a warm, sunny day while you’re waiting for summer to arrive!
Given the sunny element of these drinks, you also want them to be cool and refreshing. For that reason, don’t forget the ice - it’s an integral element to many of the following Easter cocktails. Try using an ice maker like this for perfectly clear ice!
But Easter is all about the chocolate too, and as well as enjoying Elderflower drinks or a white wine sangria, we also love to mix up a creamy, chocolatey cocktail. We’ve thrown a few Baileys-based cocktails into the list, as well as a sour-based drink (for the eggs!).
#1 Cranberry Gin and Tonic
Let’s keep things simple, to begin with, by mixing up a delightfully juicy Cranberry Gin and Tonic. This is a fruity, spring twist on a classic Highball, and it’s really easy to prepare with just a few ingredients!
To make a Cranberry Gin and Tonic, pour your favorite gin over ice, then add in equal parts tonic water and cranberry juice. Garnish with a few fresh cranberries or a slice of lemon or lime.
#2 Mint Julep
The Mint Julep is a classic bourbon cocktail that’s perfectly refreshing on a sunny spring day. This minty Easter cocktail is both sweet and floral, while the bourbon whiskey really gives this light drink the kick you’re looking for.
Muddle together mint and sugar before pouring in your bourbon of choice and mixing with ice and water. Garnish this cocktail with added mint leaves (un-muddled) for the best spring finish.
#3 Mango Mimosa
As far as Easter brunch drinks go, there’s not much that can beat the Mimosa. This timeless cocktail is best prepared early in the morning for a celebratory start to the day. Easter is a time for revelry, after all, so why not serve Mimosas with breakfast?
The classic Mimosa recipe requires 1 part champagne and 1 part orange juice, but our go-to spring specialty switches out the orange for mango. It’s a delightful juicy change, and we bet you’ll be drinking this one long into the afternoon!
#4 White Wine Sangria
Sangria is a firm party favorite, but if you’re looking for the ultimate Easter punch recipes, then look no further than White Wine Sangria. This recipe is light, it’s floral, it’s juicy, and it’s fruity. When the sun is up on Easter Sunday, there’s no better way to stay refreshed than a large pitcher of this excellent cocktail.
But rather than just switching red wine for white wine, this cocktail brings a few extra mixers to the party. You’ll need white wine, ginger wine, elderflower cordial, and lots of ice. Add in lemons, limes, peaches, and raspberries, and you’ve got yourself a real winner of a punch!
#5 The Chocolate Bunny Cocktail
The Chocolate Bunny Cocktail is a supreme Easter cocktail, but it does take a little preparation and a little crafting to get right. This cocktail is as much about the chocolate as it is about the drink, and you’ll need to select a medium-sized chocolate bunny that has a hollow center.
That’s right, this cocktail is served in the chocolate bunny, so you’ll need to take the ears off the top to pour the drinks in! Once you’ve got your bunny ready, mix coconut cream with dark rum and creme de cacao. Add crushed ice to the bunny, then pour in your cocktail.
#6 Salted Caramel Martini
Easter is all about the desserts, and the Salted Caramel Martini is the ultimate dessert cocktail. This drink is creamy, sweet, and filled with caramel-goodness - we can’t imagine why anyone wouldn’t want to enjoy this one.
To make a Salted Caramel Martini, you’ll need vanilla vodka, caramel syrup, and plenty of Baileys. Garnish the martini glass with caramel syrup, salt, and sugar, then mix the alcohol together with crushed ice in a shaker. Pour your drink into the garnished martini glass, and enjoy!
#7 Bee’s Knees
The Bee’s Knees is another classic cocktail, and with its refreshing sweetness, it’s perfect for a sunny spring afternoon in the garden.
This one’s easy to make. You’ll need to mix together gin, freshly-squeezed lemon juice, and honey syrup. Serve over ice and garnish with lemon or orange zest for the best results.
#8 Whiskey Sour
Easter is traditionally about the eggs, representing new life and new beginnings in the spring, so what better way to celebrate than with a Whiskey Sour?
To make this classic cocktail, you’ll need your bourbon whiskey of choice, sugar syrup for sweetness, and a few dashes of Angostura bitters. Then you add in your egg white for that Easter element (and for the sour part of the cocktail!).
#9 Elderflower Wine Cocktail
An Elderflower Wine Cocktail is the best way to celebrate the start of spring because this cocktail is both floral and refreshing.
You’re best making a pitcher of this to share around in the garden. Mix white wine with elderflower liqueur and vodka. Pour over ice, then top it all off with club soda and a garnish of fresh mint.
It’s time to start mixing your favorite Easter cocktails!
Get the drinks and mixers ready for Easter because this year it’s going to be a real blast once you start mixing up your favorite cocktails!
You can enjoy the sweet delights of a Bee’s Knees, the floralness of an Elderflower cocktail, or the creamy, chocolate deliciousness of a Salted Caramel Martini. Whatever you’re preferred tipple, we’ve got you covered with our Eater cocktail recipe ideas!
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