The best part of Easter brunch is definitely the springtime cocktails that accompany the meal. Brunch cocktails give you the opportunity to bring a little sweetness, a little color, and a little kick to the average brunch-time beverages, helping you celebrate an extra-special holiday with family or friends. Here are eight Easter brunch cocktails so good, you’ll want to sip them at every Sunday brunch of the year!
1. Boozy Strawberry Lemonade
This is a beautifully festive pink drink made with, you guessed it, lemonade. It’s perfectly sweet and pretty for your Easter brunch! Rub a lemon slice on a glass rim and dip in white sugar. Mix 4 oz of your favorite lemonade with 1 oz Canadian whiskey, ½ oz Fireball cinnamon whiskey, 1 t fresh strawberry syrup. Pour over ice and garnish with a fresh strawberry.
2. Vodka Spritzer
We hate to include another Easter pink drink, but if you like bubbly and simple, this one just might be your jam. Start with a handful of fresh or frozen berries in your favorite pint glass (or, split into two champagne glasses). Add 4 oz chilled pomegranate juice, 1 ½ oz plain or berry-flavored vodka, 1 oz simple syrup and 4 oz flavored seltzer. Garnish with fresh mint or an orange slice.
3. Blackberry Lavender Gin and Tonic
The fruity and herbaceous flavors of homemade blackberry syrup and fresh lavender are sure to be a crowd-pleaser. To make an easy blackberry syrup, heat 3 oz blackberries on the stovetop with 3 oz water and 3 oz sugar. Once the mixture starts to boil, add ½ t fresh lavender flowers and mash gently with a potato masher. Once mixture is cooled, strain it into a glass jar (use some now and save some for later). To make your cocktail, fill a tall glass with ice. Add 2 oz gin, ½ T limoncello or lemon juice and top with chilled tonic water and blackberry syrup. Garnish with a fresh sprig of lavender and enjoy!
4. Royal-Tea Drink
Who doesn’t love a glass of iced tea with brunch? This fancy version will suit both the casual meal and something a bit more elegant on Easter. Mix 1 ½ oz London dry gin with 2 oz freshly brewed and chilled Earl Grey tea, then add lemon and sugar to taste. Garnish with a fresh lemon wedge.
5. Apricot Sour
This is truly a drink that looks like sunshine and shouts springtime! The apricot sour is easily made by mixing 2 oz of apricot brandy and homemade sour mix (equal parts
simple syrup and fresh lemon juice) into a tall glass filled with ice. Garnish with a cherry and fresh mint.
6. Strawberry Mimosa
A classic brunch cocktail made for a special occasion, this strawberry mimosa starts with your favorite champagne- don’t forget to chill! Puree fresh strawberries in a blender and add a pinch of sugar, then pour your homemade strawberry puree into the bottom of a champagne flute. Add champagne to fill the glass halfway and top with orange juice. Garnish with a fresh orange slice.
Stop in or place an online order at Payless Liquors for all your Easter brunch needs. We sell all your favorite liquors to make the best cocktails all spring long!