Easter is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate it than having a tipple (along with plenty of chocolate and Easter eggs of course). Whether you enjoy something creamy and sweet or a little festive fizz, there’s a cocktail recipe to suit everyone.
What is an Easter cocktail?
From Easter-themed mimosas to mudslides and even a Mini Egg martini, there's an Easter cocktail out there - no matter your taste.
Unlike with Christmas cocktail recipes, there isn't one particular drink that is associated with Easter. Although Snowballs and mulled wine will be back again before you know it, hosting for this holiday allows you to get a little creative.
Whether you're throwing a party or just whipping up a couple of drinks for your better half, we've pulled together a list of the Easter cocktails you need on your menu this bank holiday.
The very best Easter cocktail recipes 2022
1. Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur,
Baileys has to make an appearance during Easter time. Whether you want to add just a splash to your coffee or hot chocolate or want it over ice, it makes an excellent Easter cocktail. Keep reading for the delicious recipe on Bailey's Milkshake Spring Shakedown.
Now that you've got a bottle of Baileys, you can try serving up a glass of mudslide to your guests. Made with Baileys, Kahlúa, cream, vodka, chocolate and chocolate sauce - you can really get creative with the presentation of this one.
3. Sipful Mimosa
Want to enjoy a glass of Mimosa without opening a bottle of Prosecco? Of course, you do. Did you know that M&S now offers a Mimosa in a can? Well, now you do, and for under £3, this is a game-changer for your Easter plans.
4. Espresso martini
Espresso martinis are an all-time favourite cocktail, but you can add a twist to make it an Easter cocktail. Simply add some melted chocolate and chocolate syrup to the classic mix, you can get the recipe here or shop the traditional cocktail at the link above.
With Easter comes spring and warmer weather, and Pimms is the perfect drink just for that!
6. Jaffa Cake Vodka
Easter = chocolate and what better than a Jaffa Cake infused Vodka? Serve straight over ice, or make this gorgeous Easter cocktail - Easter Egg Martini. Add crushed Easter mini eggs, Jaffa Cake Vodka, honey and chocolate liqueur. Get the full recipe here.
An easy Easter cocktail, as you can make one large batch and let guests serve themselves. This recipe blends cranberry juice, sparkling wine, apple cider and ginger ale, dark rum, fruit to garnish and, of course, lots and lots of ice!Get the recipe here.
Bailey's Milkshake Spring Shakedown
Whether you're inviting friends and family around for dinner or looking for a way to spice up a romantic night in, Bailey's has created the dreamiest and most delicious cocktail, Milkshake Spring Shakedown, which will go down a treat.
100ml Baileys Original Irish Cream
2 hollow Easter eggs (around 100g each)
6 scoops vanilla ice cream (360ml)
100ml double cream (whipped)
20ml chocolate sauce
Toasted chopped hazelnuts and chocolate flakes to garnish
Extra toppings – mini eggs
raspberries or a macaroon
Step one: Start making your Bailey's Milkshake Spring Shakedown by breaking the tip off your Easter egg.
Step two: Once you've helped yourself to some chocolate, blend the Baileys with ice cream and then pour it into your chocolate egg. Yes, really!
Step three: Complete this cocktail by adding whipped cream, chocolate sauce, chopped nuts, mini eggs and chocolate sprinkles.