Well, it’s time again to don your bonnet (with all the frills upon it) and go hoppin’ down the bunny trail, cause Easter’s on its way! While not normally known as a rip-roaring alcohol-filled holiday, Easter Sunday usually involves relatives, so drinks are in order! Rather than serve you up a gaggle of pastel, sugary, vomit-inducing, drinks (complete with matching table-scape), here’s a few recipes that won’t get you exiled by your cocktalian friends:
Jelly Bean Sugar
- 1/2 oz Blackberry brandy
- 1/2 oz Absinthe
- 1/2 oz Southern Comfort
Add ingredients to glass in order listed, floating each layer upon the previous one by pouring it gently over the back of a spoon.
Bunny Hug Cocktail
This bunny only poops jelly beans of the black variety, and seriously, how can you resist a drink when Harry Craddox himself states that it should be poured down the drain!
recipe adapted from Trader Vic’s Bartender’s Guide, 1947
- 1/2 oz gin
- 1/2 oz bourbon
- 1/2 oz absinthe
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Created by Simon King, MJU Bar, Millennium Hotel, London in 2003. Recipe adapted from Difford’s Guide #6
- 4 whole Cardamom pods
- 2 fl oz Vanilla vodka
- 1 fl oz White crème de cacao
- ¼ fl oz Simple syrup
- ½ fl oz Chilled mineral water
- ½ fresh Egg white
Garnish: crumbled Cadbury’s flake bar (or grated chocolate)
Muddle Cardamom pods in the base of a shaker, add the rest of the ingredients, shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish.
mix up a pitcher of homemade Pimm’s Cups, from Imbibe Magazine