Easter Brunch Cocktails

blogTraditions… everybody’s got ‘em. And while most traditions are in place for good reason, something tells me sparkling wine and mimosas on Easter is just begging to be broken.

Easter may not truly be about egg hunts, a generous, gift-loaded bunny or chocolate, but those sure do make it fun. Easter is about rising up from a bad situation; it’s about hope and revival. So let’s apply that theory to Easter celebrations everywhere!blog2

You’re officially invited to break out of your Easter brunch habits and go for something refreshing. This Raspberry Beer Cocktail is sure to infuse some life back into your Easter soirée. Beer-tails are such a tasty way to elevate a dinner party, a casual brunch, Saturday grill-out or even a wedding. Just find flavors that echo each other well (sour limes and tart raspberries, anyone?).blog4

The smell of the fresh raspberries, combined with the zing from the lime in the Corona, finished with the sweet lemonade made this drink absolutely irresistible. Seriously, it was good. Feel free to garnish with Peeps instead of biting their heads off like we did when we concocted this beauty.

Here’s what to do:


1/2 cup + a handful of raspberries, fresh or frozen

2 bottles of corona, chilled

1/2 container frozen raspberry lemonade concentrate, thawed

1/4 cup Tito’s Handmade Vodka

Directions: In a large bowl, pitcher or container, stir together ingredients. Serve over ice.           Garnish with raspberries. Serves 2.

(Adapted from A Cup of Mai)

You could also try this Cadbury Crème Egg martini from our Pinterest board, Bar in Bloom!


4 oz. Smirnoff Vanilla Vodka

2 oz. Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur

2 oz. Jacquin’s Crème de Cacao

2 oz. Pinnacle Salted Caramel Vodka

Splash of cream

1 big Cadbury Creme Egg

Directions: Cut Cadbury Crème Egg in half and drizzle Cadbury caramel cream inside the martini glasses. Mix vanilla vodka, white chocolate liqueur, crème de cacao, salted caramel vodka and splash of cream in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until cold and strain into prepared martini glasses. Garnish with mini Cadbury eggs floating or on sticks!

(Adapted from Nesting in Style)


Happy Early Easter, from ABC!

Allie Smallwood, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits marketing copywriter

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