I love all of the traditions of Easter, but I noticed that a lot of the sweets and fun is for kids. I have kids, so this is a lot of why I love Easter, but who says adults can’t enjoy themselves too? At my Sunday brunch, I wanted to serve drinks that embodied Easter, but weren’t your typical fare like mimosas and Bloody Mary’s. In my quest for brunch greatness, I found these amazing drinks. Check them out…
10 mint leaves
1 kiwi, peeled and cut into 8 pieces
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2-inch piece of a vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped with back side of knife
1-1/2 ounces silver tequila
1 ounce or more chilled club soda
In a cocktail shaker (or mason jar), muddle sugar, mint, kiwi, and vanilla bean. Add tequila and enough ice to fill shaker (or mason jar). Cover and shake until frothy and chilled. Pour into a highball glass (or simply remove top of mason jar); and top with club soda. Stir gently with a straw.
Marshmallow Peep Martini
1-1/2 ounces fluffed marshmallow vodka
1/2 ounce vanilla syrup, plus extra for rim
1 ounce cream
1 Peeps bunny
Onto 1 plate, pour a small amount of vanilla syrup, and on another plate, sprinkle sugar. Dip the rim of a glass into the syrup and then into the sugar to coat.
Pour the vodka, syrup and cream into a cocktail shaker with ice.
Strain into the glass. Garnish the rim with the Peeps bunny.