The Sweet Easter Bunny Cocktail Recipe

Easter Bunny Cocktail
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Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
181 Calories
0g Fat
21g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 181
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 0g
Calcium 1mg 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.


  • 1 1/2 ounces ​crème de cacao (dark)
  • 1/2 ounce vodka
  • 1 teaspoon chocolate syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cherry brandy

Steps to Make It

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

  2. Add ice and shake well.

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

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


  • 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.