Easter brunch plus easter cocktails equals a holiday event that you won’t be able to forget! Is a brunch really complete without brunch-y cocktails? Of course not, and easter brunch is no exception! Get your easter brunch on with these cocktail ideas – they are sure to make a splash by showcasing floral and fruity spring time flavours. Additionally, most of them can be made without alcohol, so non-drinkers can get their fancy easter brunch drink too!
1. Carrot Mimosas
This jewel-toned cocktail adds an easter spin on an old brunch favourite! Instead of adding orange juice to your champagne, try it with carrot juice! Not only is is very fitting for the easter season, but the unique and earthy flavour of carrot juice will go very well with the delicate taste of champagne!
2. Earl Grey Lavender Cocktail
Make a simple syrup with earl grey tea and lavender, as well as a lavender infused sugar (to coast your drink rims in), and you’ve got two components to make a lovely tea time cocktail! Pair the simple syrup with vodka, lemon and water to enjoy a refreshing and delicate flavour combination!
3. Ginger Rose Fizz
This cocktail is absolutely gorgeous – it’s blushing pink! Add rose syrup, lemon juice and ginger beer to a glass with ice. This is already a perfect mocktail, but for a boozy brunch, add a floral gin to really bring through the flavours of spring. Serve it with some edible flowers, and your easter brunch will be coming up roses!
4. Cherry Blossom Cocktail
Spring is the season of easter, but it is also the season of cherry blossoms! By combining grenadine, floral gin, cherry liqueur, and sake, you have a cocktail that pays homage to the cherry blossoms of japan, and looks festive at your easter brunch. Garnish with a maraschino cherry for serious fun!
5. Sweet Georgia Peach
This cocktail is just the thing for spring! Do it like they do down south, and welcome spring with this bourbon based cocktail. Shake together bourbon, lemon juice and simple syrup, then strain. Add some peach slices and a splash of seltzer water – that’s southern hospitality!
Duh! You absolutely need sangria at any springtime brunch, and easter brunch is no exception. Just about any sangria will do, but make sure to feature some springtime fruits in your mix! Fizzy and delicious, sangria is a crowd pleaser, just like easter brunch!
7. Mint Julep
This classic Southern drink is most closely associated with summer time and horse racing, but why not make it a feature of your easter brunch? Minty and refreshing, the mint julep is the perfect way to add a little old school glamour to an easter celebration.
8. Empress 75
This cocktail is another mimosa-like drink, for all you mimosa lovers out there! While the recipe calls for Empress 1908 gin, you could try it with just about any gin you have for your easter brunch. Shake together the gin, lemon juice,, simple syrup and sparkling wine, then serve with ice and a lemon zest twist! Sophistication for your easter brunch!
9. Aperol Spritz
An uber popular cocktail in Northern Italy, why not bring a little taste of Italy to your guests – and your easter brunch! Made with aperol (an orange flavoured liquor), prosecco and sparkling water, this cocktail is tasty and light. It’s the perfect drink to start your brunch off with. Pro Tip: If you want to be on the traditional side, serve the spritzes with a green olive as a garnish! Not only is it authentic, but the flavours totally work!
10. Any Kind Of Egg White Cocktail
Easter is all about eggs, and why not be SUPER on theme and include them in your cocktails as well?! Egg whites add a creamy texture and flavour to cocktails, and often make them very frothy – totally delicious! Just look for any cocktail that includes egg whites and other spring time flavours, and you’ll have a winning drink! Plus, you’ll seem like an expert bar-tender!