Easter is here! What better way to celebrate the holidays than having some friends or family over for a brunch or special dinner? Whether you are keeping it simple or going the extra miles with your preparations, here are nine delicious recipes perfect for the season.
Easter Egg-Hunt Martini
1 egg white
1.5 oz Absolut Vanilla vodka
1 oz triple sec
.75 oz milk
.75 oz fresh squeezed orange juice
Drops of raspberry and strawberry puree for glass decorations
In a shaker glass filled with ice, add egg white from freshly cracked egg (discard yolk, or put aside for other use). Add vodka, triple sec, milk and orange juice. Shake vigorously. Prepare rim of martini glass with orange zest and sugar-in-the-raw. Decorate glass like an Easter egg using drops of raspberry and strawberry puree. Strain cocktail into martini glass.
Source: The Ritz Prime Seafood
1/2 c. pineapple wedges, divided
1/4 c. pineapple juice orange sanding sugar
1 c. orange juice
1 c. pineapple juice bottle champagne (or prosecco)
1/2 c. sliced strawberries
1. Run a pineapple wedge around the rim of each glass. Pour sanding sugar into a shallow bowl, then dip top of each glass in sanding sugar.
2. Fill each glass about a quarter full with orange juice, then add pineapple juice until juice comes up about halfway. Top each glass with champagne.
3. Garnish glasses with strawberries and pineapples.
½ cup of fresh raspberries
⅓ cup elderflower syrup
¾ cup and 2 tablespoons cranberry juice
3 oz. vodka or tequila
Mash ½ cup of fresh raspberries in a bowl. Add ⅓ cup elderflower syrup, ¾ cup and 2 tablespoons cranberry juice, and 3 oz. vodka or tequila in a cocktail shaker with about one-third of the mashed raspberries. Shake, pour into a tall glass with ice, and top with the remaining raspberry puree. Garnish with a lime slice.
1 1/2 ounces crème de cacao (dark)
1/2 ounce vodka
1 teaspoon chocolate syrup
1 teaspoon cherry brandy
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.
Whiskey Daisy Cocktail
2 ounces whiskey
1 ounce lemon juice
1/4 ounce simple syrup
1/2 ounce Grand Marnier
Sparkling water or club soda
1. Pour the liquors, juice, and syrup into a cocktail shaker.
2. Add crushed ice.
3. Shake vigorously.
4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
5. Top with a splash of soda.
1 oz. fresh carrot juice
4 oz. Rosé All Day sparkling wine
Combine the fresh carrot juice and Rosé All Day sparkling wine in a Champagne flute. Garnish with a carrot.
Source: Rosé All Day
1 lemon wedge
1/4 c. sugar, for rim
1/4 c. raspberry sorbet
4 oz. chambord
1 bottle sparkling rose
1/4 c. raspberries
Rim 4 glasses with lemon wedge, then dip in sugar. Place a small scoop of sorbet in each glass, then top with chambord, sparkling rose, and a few fresh raspberries.
¾ oz. lime juice
¾ oz. cane sugar
1 oz. mango purée
1½ oz. tequila or mezcal
Combine ¾ oz. lime juice, ¾ oz. cane sugar, and 1 oz. mango purée in a cocktail shaker. Then add 1½ oz. tequila or mezcal. Add a pinch of chipotle salt, shake, and strain into a rocks glass. Top with crushed ice.
Source: Jim Kearns/The Happiest Hour
What’s Up Doc
2 oz vodka
.75 oz carrot juice
.5 oz lime juice
.25 oz simple syrup
.25 oz simple syrup
Shake all ingredients (except ginger beer) over ice and strain into a highball glass. Top with ginger beer and garnish with carrot peel.
Source: David Burke Tavern