Easter Bunny

Easter Bunny cocktail

The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
257 Calories
0g Fat
19g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 257
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 1mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 22mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

A sweet vodka cocktail, the Easter bunny is a fun drink that is sure to satisfy your springtime sweet tooth. It's a delicious treat and gives you an opportunity to practice a simple bartending skill to create a tempting layer of chocolate and cherry.

The recipe for the Easter bunny cocktail requires just a few ingredients. The base is a mix of a chocolate liqueur and vodka served on the rocks. This is then topped with a float of chocolate syrup and cherry brandy. It is a rather sweet, very chocolatey drink, though it's an indulgence you won't regret.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 ounce vodka

  • 1 1/2 ounces dark crème de cacao liqueur

  • 1 teaspoon cherry brandy

  • 1 teaspoon chocolate syrup

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    easter bunny cocktail ingredients

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  2. In a cocktail shaker, pour the crème de cacao and vodka.

    cocktail shaker and alcohol in shot glasses

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  3. Add ice and shake well.

    cocktail shaker being shaken

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  4. Strain into an old-fashioned glass with fresh ice cubes.

    cocktail in glass with ice cubes and cocktail shaker in background

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  5. Float the cherry brandy and chocolate syrup on top by pouring them over the back of a bar spoon.

    cherry and chocolate being poured over spoon into cocktail

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Tips

  • Use a cherry liqueur rather than a cherry brandy. The flavored brandy doesn't make a regular appearance in many bars today, so if you have a liqueur with the same flavor, you can pour that instead. Cherry Heering and a maraschino are the two most common options. They may not float as well, but they will give you the same flavor.
  • Pour a flavored vodka, but choose wisely. For a cocktail like this, finding a complementary flavored vodka can be tricky. One of the best choices is a vanilla vodka, though any of your dessert vodkas, such as whipped cream, would be tasty as well. Cherry vodkas can amplify that flavor, but be careful when you're buying these. Some of the cheaper bottles taste a lot like cough syrup.
  • Make it creamy with a different chocolate liqueur. Dark crème de cacao is not a creamy liqueur, but it is sweet and has a great chocolate flavor. If you have a bottle of Godiva or a similar creamy chocolate liqueur, it can work in the Easter bunny though you will be changing the mouthfeel of the drink.

How Strong Is the Easter Bunny Cocktail?

This Easter bunny is not as sweet and innocent as it looks or tastes. You'll notice that it's made mostly of liquor, though the chocolate liqueur is the largest pour. That does help bring the drink's strength down a bit because crème de cacao tends to be bottled at 40 proof.


With that, you can expect your Easter bunny to mix up in the 20 percent ABV (40 proof) range, or about double a glass of wine. It's best to go slow with this sweet drink.