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. Mimosa

Ingredients:

  • 1 part champagne (or other sparkling wine)
  • 1 part chilled citrus fruit juice like orange juice
  • Optional: frozen berries

Instructions:

  1. Ensure both ingredients are well chilled, then mix into the glass. Serve cold.
  2. Garnish with frozen berries if desired.

 

2. Lavender Collins

Ingredients:

  • 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

Instructions:

  1. Squeeze half a lemon into a collins glass, add lavender syrup and gin.
  2. Stir and fill with ice.
  3. Top with club soda and garnish with a lemon wedge.

 

3. Strawberry Bourbon Lemonade

Ingredients:

  • 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

Instructions:

  1. Add your bourbon, pureed strawberries, lemon juice, maple syrup and bitters to a cocktail shaker and fill it with ice.
  2. Shake for 10 seconds.
  3. Strain through a mesh strainer into chilled champagne flutes.
  4. Top off with club soda or Prosecco.
  5. Garnish with a strawberry.

 

4. Limoncello-Champagne Cocktail

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Pour limoncello into a champagne flute.
  2. Fill the glass with chilled champagne.
  3. 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!