20 Cheerful Easter Cocktails for Spring

Published March 15, 2022
Easter cocktail for Spring

Easter day arrives slowly, taking its just time just like spring. And when it finally arrives, with it comes a beautiful menu of pastel, bubbly, and classic cocktails. Whether you're looking for Easter cocktails to sip with brunch or enjoy over an early dinner, or even just want to enjoy some spring Easter drinks while dying eggs, you have plenty of options.

Easter Brunch Cocktails

These cocktails are great for Easter brunch, dying eggs, or helping the little ones find hidden eggs--including ones forgotten last year.

Bloody Mary

As the queen of brunch and early morning cocktails, the bloody Mary will be a welcome sight for adults.

bloody mary cocktail in window

Ingredients

  • Lemon wedge and bloody Mary seasoning for rim
  • 2 ounces vegetable infused vodka
  • 4 ounces tomato juice
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce pickle juice
  • ¼ ounce horseradish
  • 2 dashes Worcestershire
  • 2 dashes Italian seasoning
  • Ice
  • Olives, celery stalk, and lemon wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the highball or pint glass lemon wedge.
  2. With the rim seasoning on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the seasoning to coat.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, infused vodka, tomato juice, lemon juice, pickle juice, horseradish, Worcestershire, and seasoning.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into prepared glass over fresh ice.
  6. Garnish with olives, celery stalk, and lemon wedge.

Espresso Martini

No morning is complete without coffee. And is coffee ever complete without a little extra spirit?

espresso martini

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces espresso vodka
  • ¾ ounce chilled espresso
  • ½ ounce coffee liqueur
  • ½ ounce hazelnut liqueur
  • 2-3 dashes chocolate bitters
  • Ice
  • Chocolate shavings for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, espresso vodka, chilled espresso, coffee liqueur, hazelnut liqueur, and chocolate bitters.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with chocolate shavings.

Raspberry Rosé Sangria

Sip a little wine in the spring sunshine, but make it rosé wine because rosé all day is the way. This recipe serves four.

raspberry rose sangria

Ingredients

  • 750 mL rosé
  • 5 ounces orange liqueur
  • 4 ounces raspberry vodka
  • 2½ ounces simple syrup
  • Ice
  • 10 ounces club soda
  • Raspberries, blueberries, and apple slices for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large pitcher, add ice, rosé, orange liqueur, raspberry vodka, and simple syrup.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Top off with club soda.
  4. Garnish with raspberries, blueberries, and apples.
  5. Serve in rocks glasses over fresh ice.

Bubbly Berry Prosecco

Add some fruit and thyme flavors to your morning bubbles.

berry prosecco cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce gin
  • ¼ ounce raspberry simple syrup
  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Prosecco to top off
  • Thyme sprig and raspberry for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a Champagne flute.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add gin, raspberry simple syrup, and lemon juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Top off with prosecco.
  6. Lightly smack thyme sprig on the back of your hand, then garnish with sprig and raspberry.

French 75

The classiest, and one of the booziest, fizzy cocktails, you can pretend that the swirling lemon ribbon is like the cottontail of a bunny.

french 75 cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 ounces gin
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Prosecco to top off
  • Lemon ribbon for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a Champagne flute.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, gin, simple syrup, and lemon juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Top off with prosecco.
  6. Garnish with lemon ribbon.

Bellini

The mimosa is an iconic brunch cocktail, but the pastel hues of the Bellini make it ideal for Easter morning.

bellini cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce peach puree or nectar
  • ¼ ounce peach liqueur
  • Ice
  • Prosecco to top off
  • Peach wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a Champagne flute.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, peach puree, and peach liqueur.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Top off with prosecco.
  6. Garnish with peach wedge.

Espresso White Russian

Take the classic white Russian from nighttime sips to morning sips with a little bit of extra coffee.

Espresso White Russian

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce coffee liqueur
  • 1 ounce chilled coffee
  • 1½ ounces heavy cream
  • Ice
  • Three whole coffee beans for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, coffee liqueur, chilled coffee, and heavy cream.
  2. Shake well to chill and create foam.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with whole coffee beans.

Punchy Pink Lemonade

Lemonade makes for the perfect brunch drink; add a little punch of spirits and everyone will be excited. Skip the spirits for the little ones, but top theirs off with a little club soda or lemon-lime soda.

punchy pink lemonade

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces vodka
  • ¾ ounce maraschino liqueur
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • 4-6 ounces pink lemonade
  • Ice
  • Lemon slice, blackberry, and mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, maraschino liqueur, orange liqueur, and pink lemonade.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with lemon slice, blackberry, and mint sprig.

Iced Irish Coffee

This cocktail is the answer for those who know that coffee is life, but bourbon is the way to a smile, especially in the brunch hours.

iced Irish coffee

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces bourbon
  • ¾ ounce Irish cream
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • 4-6 ounces chilled coffee
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, bourbon, Irish cream, simple syrup, and chilled coffee.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.

All Day Easter Cocktails

If you're hopping from Easter celebration to Easter celebration, these cocktails suit any meal, venue, or time.

Pomegranate Highball

This highball is excellent for sipping when your fingers are covered in food coloring as you dye eggs.

Pomegranate Highball

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce pomegranate juice
  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Club soda to top off
  • Mint sprig and pomegranate seeds for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add vodka, pomegranate juice, and lime juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top off with club soda.
  5. Garnish with mint sprig and pomegranate seeds.

Hoppin' Margarita

Hopping isn't just for bunnies, and after one sip, everyone will be hopping your way to ask for the margarita recipe.

Hoppin Margarita with lime

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces tequila
  • ¾ ounce strawberry liqueur
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • ½ ounce passion fruit juice
  • ½ ounce honey
  • Ice
  • Lime wheel and mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, tequila, strawberry liqueur, lime juice, orange liqueur, passion fruit juice, and honey.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with lime wheel and mint sprig.

Peter Rabbit's Garden

Turn the tables and steal from Peter Rabbit in this refreshing gimlet.

Peter Rabbits Garden cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2-3 cucumber slices
  • 1-3 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 ounces gin
  • ¾ ounce limeade
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Cucumber slice and basil sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle cucumber slices with simple syrup.
  2. Add ice, basil leaves, gin, and limeade.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  5. Garnish with basil sprig and cucumber slice.

Peach of Sunshine

A peach of sunshine is a spirited riff on the classic fuzzy navel.

peach of sunshine cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces peach rum
  • ¼ ounce almond liqueur
  • 4 ounces orange juice
  • Ice
  • Peach slice and mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, peach rum, almond liqueur, and orange juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with peach slice and mint sprig.

Buttercup Lemonade

This light lemonade is great when you're looking to have a cocktail in hand but don't want to feel weighed down.

buttercup lemonade cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces elderflower liqueur
  • ½ ounce citron vodka
  • 4-6 ounces lemonade
  • Ice
  • Lemon wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a highball glass, add ice, elderflower liqueur, vodka, and lemonade.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Garnish with lemon wheel.

You're the Bee's Knees

Fit in with the floral patterns of easter with this spin on the classic bee's knees.

Bees Knees cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces gin
  • ¾ ounce honey liqueur
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Club soda to top off
  • Lemon wheel and mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, gin, honey liqueur, and lemon juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top off with club soda.
  5. Garnish with lemon wheel and mint sprig.

Cranberry Mule

Give the family a taste of an upgraded classic cocktail.

cranberry mule cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • ¾ ounce cranberry juice
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Ginger beer to top off
  • Mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a rocks glass, add ice, vodka, cranberry juice, and lime juice.
  2. Top off with ginger beer.
  3. Stir to mix.
  4. Garnish with mint sprig.

Mudslide

Pair your Easter candy with a little more chocolate, but with an adult flair. This recipe calls for you to shake the ingredients, so there is no need to worry about waking anyone up with a blender.

mudslide cocktail

Ingredients

  • Chocolate syrup for drizzle
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce coffee liqueur
  • 1 ounce Irish cream
  • 2 ounces heavy cream
  • Ice
  • Whipped cream for garnish

Instructions

  1. Drizzle chocolate syrup down the inside of highball glass.
  2. In cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, coffee liqueur, Irish cream, and heavy cream.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into prepared glass over fresh ice.
  5. Garnish with whipped cream.

Strawberry Spritzer

This beautiful shade of pink will match any Easter egg you've successfully or unsuccessfully decorated.

strawberry spritzer cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • ¾ ounce strawberry liqueur
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¼ ounce grenadine
  • Ice
  • Club soda to top off
  • Mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a rocks glass, add ice, vodka, strawberry liqueur, lime juice, and grenadine.
  2. Top off with club soda.
  3. Stir to mix.
  4. Garnish with mint sprig.

Lemon-Rosemary Spritzer

If you like your cocktails to be a little more on the savory side, this spritzer will not leave your hand or heart.

lemon rosemary seltzer

Ingredients

  • 1-2 sprigs fresh rosemary sprig
  • 2 ounces gin or vodka
  • ½ ounce rosemary simple syrup
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Club soda to top off
  • Rosemary sprig and lemon wheel for garnish

Instruction

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, rosemary sprigs, gin, simple syrup, and lemon juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Double strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top off with club soda.
  5. Garnish with rosemary sprig and lemon wheel.

Easter Egg Spritzer

There is nothing like a drink that matches the soft spring sky and the decorated Easter eggs.

Easter Egg Spritzer cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces coconut rum
  • ¾ ounce blue curaçao
  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Club soda to top off
  • Orange slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a highball glass, add ice, coconut rum, blue curaçao, and lemon juice.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Top off with club soda.
  4. Garnish with orange slice.

Easter Cocktails Worth Hopping For

Easter is a great time to celebrate the coming spring, waving goodbye to winter and visiting in your best pastels. Skip the typical drab Easter festivities and add some color and spunk. Keep it classic, or add a few modern takes on an array of Easter drinks to make your Easter one to remember.

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