Stumped for what to serve at your Easter brunch, lunch or dinner celebration? After taking a very scientific poll of folks via Twitter, text and Google Hangout, I compiled the following 5 cocktails to recommend! It’s a nice mix of classic and “now” cocktails. Have fun celebrating the Risen Lord with your family and friends!
- 1 part champagne (or other sparkling wine)
- 1 part chilled citrus fruit juice like orange juice
- Optional: frozen berries
Ensure both ingredients are well chilled, then mix into the glass. Serve cold.
- Garnish with frozen berries if desired.
2. Lavender Collins
- 1 1/2 ounces of your favorite gin
- 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice (I recommend using Meyer lemons)
- 1/2 ounce lavender syrup
- 3 ounces club soda
- Lemon wedge for garnish
- Squeeze half a lemon into a collins glass, add lavender syrup and gin.
- Stir and fill with ice.
- Top with club soda and garnish with a lemon wedge.
3. Strawberry Bourbon Lemonade
- 6 ounces bourbon
- 6 strawberries, pureed in a blender
- juice of 2 lemons
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 4 dashes of Peychaud’s bitters
- club soda or prosecco, for topping off
- slices strawberries, for garnish
- Add your bourbon, pureed strawberries, lemon juice, maple syrup and bitters to a cocktail shaker and fill it with ice.
- Shake for 10 seconds.
- Strain through a mesh strainer into chilled champagne flutes.
- Top off with club soda or Prosecco.
- Garnish with a strawberry.
4. Limoncello-Champagne Cocktail
- 1 ounce of limoncello (either store-bought or you can make your own from The Catholic Drinkie’s Guide to Homebrewed Evangelism)
- Champagne, chilled
- Frozen organic whole raspberries or blackberries
- Pour limoncello into a champagne flute.
- Fill the glass with chilled champagne.
- Gently place 1-2 berries into the glass.
5. The Catholic Foodie’s Blood Mary Recipe
I blogged about this when the blog first started so be sure to check it out! Delicious and spicy!
For you beer lovers out there, I recommend anything light and spring-y! A Tripel or a wheat or even an IPA. Whatever floats your boat! I had the American monk made Spencer last year to celebrate Easter. It was perfect!
Happy Easter, y’all!