Easter is a time of celebration, which calls for a feast! To go along with your feast of lamb, pies, decorated Easter eggs and ham, try stepping outside the ‘mimosa box’ with these tasty and imaginative Easter-themed drinks. They can all be utilized as drink specials at the restaurant, or for around your own dinner table at home.
Peeps and Patrón
Who doesn’t love the signature sugary Peeps that we await anxiously to hit the grocery store shelves as Easter quickly arrives? The ‘Peeps and Patrón’ martini is imaginative and tasty, and is sure to make a statement on any girls’ night out menu. Mixed with a bit of tartness from pink sparking grapefruit juice, the perfect balance of sweetness in Monin Rose Syrup, and with that oh-so-familiar bite of silver patron, this is a winning drink to add to your Easter menu. Oh, and we’re not done! Where do the Peeps come in, you ask? Sprinkle your martini rim with sugar and post a Peep on the edge. Brilliant!
If we’re going to get into the season, we can’t forget about the famous blue cottontail, Easter’s mascot. This martini blend keeps it simple and classy. For a single serving, mix 1 ½ ounce of vodka, ½ ounce of triple sec and ¼ ounce of blue Curacao. Shake, stir, and add an orange peel for a delicate garnish.
Golden Egg Mocktail
As Easter is a time for friends and family to gather, this Golden Egg Punch is nonalcoholic and something that everyone can enjoy. The recipe will feed up to 32 people, so be prepared for a crowd!
- 4 cups sugar
- 6 cups water
- 1 (46 oz.) can of pineapple juice
- 1 (12 oz.) can of orange juice concentrate
- 1 (6 oz.) can lemonade concentrate
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 (2 liter) bottle carbonated lemon-lime beverage
- 1 quart pineapple sherbet
To prepare this crowd-pleasing mocktail, start off by bringing the water and sugar to a boil in a sizeable saucepan. Stir for two minutes until sugar is thickening and the water is to a boil. Put aside and let the mixture cool. Once cooled, combine the rest of the ingredients (excluding sherbet) in a large punchbowl. Chill until ready to serve, and add sherbet a few minutes before serving.