16 Spring-Inspired Easter Cocktails

Lively Drinks That Work for Brunch or Dinner

Bee's Knees Cocktail Recipe

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Easter-worthy cocktails are filled with bright flavors, fresh seasonal ingredients, and a few indulgences like sweet chocolate. Whether you're hosting a traditional Easter dinner or a casual brunch, there's sure to be a recipe that fits your style and taste as you celebrate the spring holiday with family and friends.

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    Elderflower Cocktail

    Elderflower Cocktail

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    Simple and sleek, this sparkling cocktail is perfect for Easter brunch, and it will pair well with any food you're serving. The elderflower cocktail is delightfully easy, too. All you need is an elderflower liqueur, Champagne or dry white wine, club soda, and a few guests willing to share the pleasure of drinking it.

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    Carrot Cake

    Carrot Cake Shots

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    This simple recipe is one of those magical mixes that bartenders love to create out of common bar ingredients. Not one single carrot goes into the making of the carrot cake shooter, but this one-sip drink tastes like its namesake dessert, especially when rimmed with cream cheese frosting and chopped walnuts.

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    Easter Bunny

    Easter Bunny Cocktail
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    The Easter bunny is probably the most appropriate drink for the occasion, and it's hard not to love it. This simple cocktail is sweet and delicious, featuring a rich chocolate liqueur that mixes perfectly with your favorite vodka. It gets even more luscious with the cherry brandy and chocolate syrup that float on top.

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    Sparkling Strawberry Rosé Cocktail

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    Break out that bottle of sparkling rosé wine because this is a can't-miss cocktail for your spring celebration. The pretty-in-pink drink combines strawberry vodka and basil simple syrup (both are easy DIY projects) with pear nectar. It's also an easy recipe to transform into a big batch if needed.

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    Vanilla Rose

    Colleen Graham's Vanilla Rose Vodka Martini Recipe

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    The vanilla rose is for anyone who loves to make their own cocktail ingredients. This intriguing vodka martini goes infusion crazy and has the loveliest floral aroma thanks to the rosemary vodka and lavender simple syrup. The muddled vanilla bean adds a subtle sweetness that balances out the drink perfectly.

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    Pineapple and Sage Gimlet

    Pineapple Sage Gimlet Punch

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    Bright and lively, the pineapple and sage gimlet is an ideal pitcher drink for Easter Sunday. The recipe will serve five people and is a lovely mix of its namesake ingredients. It's a fun twist on the classic and refreshing gimlet that is sure to please.

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    Bee's Knees

    The Bee's Knees Cocktail

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    This cocktail truly is the "bee's knees," and it's delightfully simple to make, too. Straight out of the Prohibition era, this recipe is a fabulous way to dress up gin with nothing more than honey and lemon juice.

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    Tuscan Pear

    Grey Goose's Tuscan Pear Cocktail

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    Pear-infused vodka makes some of the most enticing cocktails you'll have the pleasure of drinking. In the Tuscan pear, it's mixed with limoncello, the sweet snap of ginger liqueur, and the crisp acidity of orange juice. Add a fresh mint and pear garnish, and you have an excellent addition to your Easter spread.

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    Apricot Sour

    Apricot Sour Cocktail

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    The apricot sour may be unassuming, but it is a brightly-flavored cocktail that glows like the spring sunshine. It requires just two ingredients, and you can adjust the apple brandy and sour mix (homemade is best) combination to suit your taste.

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    Grasshopper Cocktail

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    Easter is a perfect excuse to indulge in a little chocolate, and the grasshopper is sure to take care of that desire. This splendid green martini is a mix of mint and chocolate liqueurs, so it's ideal for dessert. You can spruce up the creamy concoction with a chocolate or graham cracker rim.

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    Raspberry Lemonade Sangria

    Raspberry Lemonade Sangria

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    It's true that there's a sangria recipe for every occasion. For Easter, this raspberry lemonade variation is a fantastic choice. Mix up some lemonade, slice a few lemons, and wash fresh raspberries, then combine all the ingredients and you're done!

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    Trophy Margarita

    Roca Patron Tequila's The Trophy Margarita Cocktail
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    Lavender is one of those flavors that offers an instant reminder of spring and that's why this margarita is a perfect pick for Easter. The herb is infused into a simple syrup and it's paired with an aged tequila and fresh lime juice to create a cocktail you will not forget anytime soon.

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    Royal Tea

    Royal-Tea With Beefeater Gin

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    Tea is an ideal drink for Easter lunch, but there's no need to serve it in an ordinary way. A special day like this requires a special recipe and the royal tea should do quite nicely. In true British fashion, a London dry gin is paired with the iconic Earl Grey tea, then the brew is enhanced with a little lemon and sugar.

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    Pomegranate Tequila Sunrise Mimosa

    Pomegranate Tequila Sunrise Mimosa

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    Mimosas are a favorite drink for brunch and you can add a beautiful new version to your Easter table. The pomegranate tequila sunrise brings together two fabulous cocktails and the recipe will serve eight people, so there's no need to stress about what to drink with your meal.

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    Whiskey Daisy

    The Classic Whiskey Daisy Cocktail

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    For many people, Easter Sunday is about taking the time to just sit back and relax. Few drinks can help you do just that like the whiskey daisy. This classic cocktail is a smooth sipper, featuring the whiskey of your choice accented with Grand Marnier, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Add a splash of soda and you're in for a real treat.

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    Salted Caramel Martini

    Salted Caramel Martini

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    Utterly delicious, and quite stunning too, the salted caramel martini is a showstopper. In it, vanilla vodka is combined with Irish cream and caramel syrup. The real fun comes with the decorations: a caramel drizzle frozen inside the glass and a salted caramel rim.