Easter Drinks: Cocktails and Beers for the Easter Holiday

Not sure what to drink on Easter Sunday? Try these festive cocktails and seasonal beers.
When most people think of Easter, they think of colored eggs, jelly beans, and chocolate bunnies. For children, it's an excuse to eat sweets, but at its core, it's a celebration of family, friends, food and drink. Over the years, a spur of candy cocktails and seasonal brews have given adults their own sweet holiday treats, and spurred the drink portion of this holiday to new life.


Whoever said Easter isn't a drinking holiday never tried a Mimosa. For generations, the champagne cocktail, along with the Bloody Mary, has lined brunch tables on this holiest of days. Over the years, spritzers and other light drinks have been added to the Easter brunch menu, giving way to the innovative and flavorful drink combinations that exist today.

Blue Cottontail Recipe

  • 1.5 oz Vodka
  • 0.5 oz Triple Sec
  • 1/4 oz Blue Curacao
Combine ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake until mixed thoroughly. Strain into a Martini glass. Garnish with a twist of orange.

Easter Egg Recipe

  • 1 oz Blue Curacao
  • 1 oz White Creme De Cacao
  • Half & Half
Pour Blue Curacao and Creme de Cacao over ice in an Old Fashioned glass. Float the half & half over the top.

The Pink Peep Recipe

  • 1.5 oz Vodka
  • 1.5 oz Pink Grapefruit Vodka
  • a splash of Triple Sec
  • 1 oz Cranberry Juice
Combine the ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake until mixed thoroughly. Strain into a Martini glass. Garnish with Marshmallow Peep of your choice.

Easter Bunny Recipe

  • 1.5 oz Dark Creme De Cacao
  • 0.5 oz Vodka
  • 1 tsp Chocolate Syrup
  • 1 tsp Cherry Brandy
Combine Creme de Cacao and vodka in a shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain over ice in an Old Fashioned glass. Float chocolate syrup & cherry brandy over the top.

Jelly Bean (shot)

  • 0.5 oz Blackberry Brandy
  • 0.5 oz Sambuca
  • 0.5 oz Southern Comfort
In a shot glass, pour the blackberry brandy. Layer the Sambuca over the brandy. Float the Southern Comfort over the top. Serve.


Each of these beers was specially crafted or named especially for the Easter holiday. Whether complimenting a meal or for enjoyment with family and friends, these beers are sure to add to the celebration.

Gouden Carolus Easter Beer

A strong Belgian dark ale, the seasonally brewed Gouden Carolus' Easter Beer has a spicy, rich and demanding taste that's sure to please the most experienced beer drinker.

Great Oakley Easter Bunny

Bitter and Fruity, this English Pale Ale with fill your mouth with the taste of spring.

Blue Anchor Spingo Easter Special

Part of Blue Anchor's Special line, this beer was originally brewed in celebration of Charles and Diana's 1981 nuptials. Normally brewed at 6.5% alcohol, during the Christmas and Easter holidays this sweet ale is given a seasonal lift to 7.6%.

Brewer's Art Resurrection Ale

According to the Brewer's Art website, "During the fermentation of the first batch of this Abbey-style ale, the yeast 'died' and was 'resurrected' by brewer Chris Cashell." What better way to celebrate Jesus' resurrection than with a beer that endured the same fate?

Whether you celebrate with a tasty cocktail, a crafted brew, or your own chocolate bunny, remember to enjoy the holiday responsibly. Drink in moderation, use a designated driver and watch those extra calories.

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