Easter deserves to be celebrated with the best cocktails, but there’s no reason to stick to the standard mixed drinks or wine spritzers when you can serve some truly unique and delicious Easter cocktails.
Whether you’re looking for a classic cocktail or an entirely new and fun cocktail recipe, this list features it all. Dig in and have fun!
Wine & Champagne Easter Cocktails
1. Strawberry Mimosa
The classic mimosa is delightful, but with the simple addition of fresh strawberries, you can instantly elevate the mimosa to a level that’s even more delicious. Make up a big pitcher of this cocktail because everyone will want seconds.
2. Starburst Jelly Bean Mimosa
Whether you love jelly beans or maybe rank them lower on the list of best Easter candies, there are always so many leftovers because they come in such a huge bag. This Jelly Bean Mimosa is a perfect and delicious solution to this problem.
A single color of jelly bean sits in the bottom of a traditional mimosa, imparting a very Easter-y hue. Make each glass a different color, and garnish with a skewer of jelly beans for a fun touch.
3. Pineapple Dole Whip Mimosa
A Dole Whip partnered with a mimosa? Sign us up! Pineapple juice, coconut milk, whipped cream, and prosecco are all it takes to make this impressive and sweet cocktail for your Easter gathering.
4. White Wine Sangria with Fresh Peppermint
By In the Kitch
Sometimes the best Easter cocktails and the simple classics, like a really good, refreshing springtime sangria. This one is made of white wine for a crisp flavor, brandy, citrus soda, peaches, and strawberries, plus fresh mint.
However, you don’t have to follow this recipe exactly. Use your favorite fruits and get creative, or go simple, using something like only strawberries for a strawberry sangria. There are so many great directions to go with this light sangria recipe.
5. Spring Fling
The Spring Fling is a refreshing, lightly pink drink that is a crowd-pleaser but also one that’s wonderful to enjoy solo, sitting outside and enjoying those wonderful spring days. Rose sparkling wine is partnered with elderflower syrup, freshly squeezed lemon juice, fresh strawberries, and rhubarb bitters.
If you can’t find rhubarb bitters, you can substitute them with orange bitters, and it will still be delicious, although not quite the same. We also tried it with elderflower liqueur instead of syrup, and it was wonderful.
6. Strawberry Champagne Punch
This is a wonderful punch for any brunch or special occasion, but it’s just perfect for the Easter holiday. Sparkling wine, orange juice, lemon juice, fruit punch concentrate, ginger ale, and a selection of fresh fruits make for a tasty drink and a wonderful presentation. A sprig of rosemary or fresh mint is also a nice garnishing touch.
7. Spring Champagne Cocktail
If you’re looking for a beautiful Easter drink to serve as your special gathering, this Spring Champagne Cocktail is it. Sparkling and crisp champagne mixes with Creme de Violette and a little fresh squeezed lemon juice. It looks extra gorgeous in a cocktail glass when garnished with little edible flowers.
Easter Brunch Cocktails
8. Classic Paloma
The Paloma is a classic grapefruit cocktail that’s similar to a margarita but made with grapefruit juice instead of the standard lime. Tequila, grapefruit juice, simple syrup, and lime juice make this wonderful cocktail. Garnish with a rim of salt, and you’re all set with a cocktail to celebrate Easter with.
9. Classic Bloody Mary
By Feast + West
Bloody Marys make the best Easter cocktails because they offer such a nice contrast to the overwhelming sweets that are found at every turn. Everyone has their favorite recipe for this classic cocktail, but we love this one by Feast + West. It has a bit of a bite, which makes it just perfect.
Set up a Bloody Mary bar with a variety of garnishes, and offer a couple of different vodka options, so that guests can create their own perfect cocktail.
10. Bourbon Sweet Tea Cocktail
You can make this Bourbon Sweet Tea Cocktail hot or iced, but for Easter, we think it’s perfect over crushed ice in a tall glass. Start by brewing your favorite iced tea. Earl Grey tea is delicious here. Add your favorite bourbon and Angostura bitters, along with lemon and ginger-infused simple syrup, to complete the mix.
11. Mint Julep
There’s no reason to wait for the Kentucky Derby to serve and sip on a Mint Julep. The flavors make it a perfect addition to any list of Easter Cocktails. Fresh mint, crushed ice, and bourbon are all you need for this cocktail that’s just as well suited for the Easter holiday as it is a hot day at the Kentucky Derby.
12. Pink Lady Cocktail
The Pink Lady cocktail is perfect for celebrating the Easter holiday. With the botanicals of gin, the fruitiness of Applejack, grenadine, and the frothiness of egg white, it’s a wonderful spring-y creation in a cocktail glass.
13. Butterfly Martini
The Butterfly Martini is one of the best Easter Cocktails or even a great drink for the entire spring season. This drink recipe is by the Pioneer Woman, whose magazine is part of Hearst Digital Media and always has something fabulous in it.
The Butterfly Martini is a gin cocktail that’s infused with elderflower liqueur, creme de Violette, and hibiscus rose syrup. It’s delicate and delicious. Garnish with edible flowers for the finishing touch ( a little food styling goes a long way!).
14. Bee’s Knees Cocktail
The Bee’s Knees is a classic cocktail that’s just so perfect for spring and Easter. A touch of honey syrup combines with lemon and the botanical notes of gin for a drink that’s a little tart, a little sweet, and totally delicious.
15. Oklahoma Prairie Fire
The Oklahoma Prairie Fire is another one of the fabulous cocktail recipes from The Pioneer Woman. It starts with a base of tequila and is mixed with the bright citrus notes of orange juice and blood orange juice, plus some other ingredients that make the magic happen. Garnish this beauty with a big juicy orange twist.
16. Bourbon Limoncello Cocktail
This is a wonderful cocktail when you want a glass of something that’s delicious but are tired of all the sticky sweet drinks. Bourbon brings some warmth and balance, making this one of the best cocktail recipes for an Easter gathering. Surprising ingredients, like peach preserves and fresh herbs, deliver wonderful layers of flavor in this drink recipe.
17. Mimosa Margaritas
Who knew that tequila and champagne would go so wonderfully together? Turns out it’s a fantastic combination! Fresh orange juice replaces the orange liqueur in this fun margarita recipe. Have a table of these set out for your guests to enjoy.
18. Cottontail Margarita
There’s no reason that grown-ups can’t have some fun and satisfy their sweet tooth with a drink like the Cottontail Margarita. This is a far cry from the classic margarita and is made with the margarita standards like tequila and triple sec, but also coconut cream and marshmallow fluff! It’s a fun drink to serve on Easter day.
19. Blood Orange Margarita
Any holiday brings the potential to indulge in all sorts of things, which is exactly why this skinny margarita made extra luscious with blood orange juice should be a drink on your Easter holiday list. While it’s a “skinny” drink, it is full of vibrant flavor. If you want to lighten this recipe up a little, try adding a little grapefruit soda or club soda to your cocktails.
20. Magical Color-Changing Margarita
This cocktail will remind you of the colorful colors of brightly dyed eggs in an Easter basket. Butterfly Pea Powder is a magic ingredient that turns the shade of this cocktail into various shades of blues and purples when you add something acidic, like lemon juice. Tequila and lime never looked so magical!
21. Spicy Strawberry Rhubarb Margarita
Spring is the perfect time to enjoy the tart flavors of rhubarb, and this margarita highlights those flavors perfectly. It starts with a homemade syrup that features strawberry, jalapeno, and fresh rhubarb; that’s a little extra effort but so worth it.
Shots & Fun Easter Cocktails
22. Jelly Bean Shots
Push the stuffy cocktails aside and pass around a tray of these colorful, layered shots. This recipe is full of fruity flavor and is reminiscent of your favorite jelly bean flavors. Use a spoon to layer the liqueurs so the layers sit upon each other nicely.
23. Boozy Easter Bunnies
What are you going to do with all those chocolate bunnies? How about chopping off the top of their ears and filling them with a delicious cocktail? Baileys Irish Cream, Amaretto, butterscotch schnapps, and a splash of milk or heavy cream. We also like to sneak a little vanilla vodka in there for a little extra booziness.
24. Cadbury Creme Egg Martini
Cadbury Creme eggs are one of those Easter candies that everybody either loves or hates. Even if they’re not your favorite, this cocktail recipe may change your mind. Vanilla vodka, creme de cacao, white chocolate liqueur, and butterscotch schnapps combine in a chocolate-drizzled martini glass for a drink that you can serve as dessert.
It’s time to start planning your Easter gathering and time to start thinking about what cocktails you’re going to serve with all that delicious food. These twenty-four fun and delicious drinks are crowd-pleasers that your guests are going to love.