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Spring Cocktails for Easter Brunch

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Spring is a time of renewal and celebration, and what better way to complement your Easter brunch than with a selection of refreshing spring cocktails? These drinks, ranging from fruity and floral to crisp and bubbly, are guaranteed to enhance your brunch experience and impress your guests.

Why Spring Cocktails?

Spring cocktails embody the essence of the season—fresh, vibrant, and full of life. They not only provide a burst of flavor to your palate but also serve as a centerpiece for your Easter brunch, creating a festive and welcoming atmosphere.

Preparation Essentials

Before diving into the cocktail recipes, ensure you have the basic equipment like a shaker, strainer, muddler, and appropriate glassware. Choosing fresh, quality ingredients is also key to making your spring cocktails stand out.

The Cocktails

Honey Bunny Sparkle

  • Ingredients
    • 2 oz gin
    • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
    • 0.5 oz honey syrup
    • Prosecco
    • Edible flowers for garnish
  • Preparation Method
    • Shake gin, lemon juice, and honey syrup with ice. Strain into a flute and top with Prosecco. Garnish with an edible flower.

Spring Mimosa Garden

  • Ingredients
    • 2 oz orange juice
    • 1 oz elderflower liqueur
    • Champagne
    • Orange twist for garnish
  • Preparation Method
    • Combine orange juice and elderflower liqueur in a champagne flute. Top with Champagne and garnish with an orange twist.

Easter Egg Mojito

  • Ingredients
    • 2 oz white rum
    • 1 oz lime juice
    • 0.5 oz simple syrup
    • Mint leaves
    • Splash of soda water
    • Mini Easter eggs for garnish
  • Preparation Method
    • Muddle mint leaves with lime juice and simple syrup. Add rum and ice, shake well. Top with soda water and garnish with mini Easter eggs.

Blooming Gin Fizz

  • Ingredients
    • 2 oz gin
    • 1 oz lemon juice
    • 0.75 oz lavender syrup
    • Egg white
    • Soda water
  • Preparation Method
    • Dry shake gin, lemon juice, lavender syrup, and egg white. Add ice, shake again. Strain into a glass and top with soda water.

Raspberry Rose Royale

  • Ingredients
    • 2 oz raspberry puree
    • 1 oz rose water
    • Champagne
    • Raspberries for garnish
  • Preparation Method
    • Combine raspberry puree and rose water in a flute. Top with Champagne and garnish with raspberries.

Non-Alcoholic Options

For those preferring non-alcoholic beverages, a Fresh Berry Fizz or Spring Morning Dew can be equally refreshing and fitting for the occasion.

Serving Suggestions

Presentation is key. Serve your cocktails in appropriate glassware and don’t shy away from garnishes that enhance both the look and taste of the drinks. Pairing your cocktails with specific dishes can also elevate the brunch experience.

Safety Tips

Always encourage responsible drinking and ensure there are non-alcoholic options available for guests who prefer them or are driving.


Spring cocktails are the perfect addition to your Easter brunch, offering a refreshing and festive touch to the occasion. With the right ingredients and a little creativity, you can craft beautiful, delicious drinks that will impress your guests and celebrate the season in style.


  1. Can I make these cocktails ahead of time?
    • Most of these cocktails are best served fresh, but you can prepare the mixes (without the carbonated components) a few hours in advance.
  2. What are some good non-alcoholic substitutions for Champagne or Prosecco?
    • Sparkling apple cider or sparkling grape juice are great non-alcoholic alternatives that still provide that festive bubbly aspect.
  3. How can I make my own honey syrup?
    • Combine equal parts honey and hot water, stir until the honey dissolves completely, then cool before using.
  4. Are there any vegan options for the egg white in the Blooming Gin Fizz?
    • Yes, aquafaba (the liquid from a can of chickpeas) is a popular vegan substitute for egg whites in cocktails.
  5. Can I use frozen berries for the Raspberry Rose Royale?
    • Absolutely! Just ensure they’re thawed completely so they puree smoothly.

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