Celebrating the Season of Resurrection with Delicious Easter Cocktails

Easter season is the time to celebrate the resurrection of Christ, an event which is celebrated in many ways, one of which is decorating Easter eggs, an act which is said to symbolize the empty tomb that Christ resurrected from. During this time, many people create wonderful meals, and drinks to celebrate this season of new life. Today we share a few Easter Cocktail recipes to help you celebrate the season, from PEEPS® (by way of Love Bakes Good Cakes), Powell & Mahoney Cocktail Mixers, and Cruzan Rum.

PEEPS® Cocktail

Lemon wedge
Colored sugar
1 1/2 oz. Cherry Vodka
1/2 oz. Triple Sec
3 oz. half and half
Dash of Grenadine
1 Marshmallow PEEPS®
Rim a martini glass with the lemon wedge and then dip the rim in colored sugar. Set aside. Add the cherry vodka, triple sec, half and half, and grenadine to a shaker filled with ice until chilled. Strain into a prepared glass, and garnish with the Marshmallow PEEPS®. Serve immediately.

Powell & Mahoney Madras

2 oz. Powell & Mahoney Cosmopolitan mixer
1 oz. fresh orange juice
1 ½ oz. vodka or gin in a shaker
Shake and strain over ice into a highball glass. Garnish with a slice of orange.

Cruzan Peach Swizzle

1 1/2 parts Cruzan® Peach Rum
1/2 part Fresh Lime Juice
1/2 part Simple Syrup
Soda Water
Mint Sprigs
Dash of Orange Bitters
Lightly muddle a Mint Sprig in the bottom of a Collins glass. Add remaining ingredients and stir. Add ice to the glass and top with Soda Water. Add one dash of Orange Bitters. Garnish with a lightly slapped Mint Sprig.

What are some of your favorite recipes to enjoy during the Easter season?

Drink Mode On | St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails

Here we are with part two of our St. Patrick’s Day cocktails recipe rundown. These are the non-green hued drinks, we hope you enjoyed our previous Green-Colored Cocktails for St. Patrick’s Day highlight. Today’s drink recipe highlight features a mixture of delicious concoctions, some of which are made with Irish whiskey, the traditional St. Patty’s Day spirit, and others made with non-typical St, Patrick’s Day spirits: tequila, rum, and vodka. You don’t have to be Irish, or only drink whiskey to toast this celebratory holiday, you just have to love the enjoyment of a great cocktail. Let’s toast to the luck of the Irish with these drinks from Powell & Mahoney Cocktail Mixers2 GINGERS Irish Whiskey,  Knob Creek Rye WhiskeyCruzan RumBasil Hayden’s BourbonHornitos Tequila, and Skinnygirl Cocktails.

Irish Ginger Mule

In a shaker, add:
2 ½ oz. Powell & Mahoney Ginger mixer
1 ½ oz. Irish Whiskey
Shake and strain over ice into a Collins glass or copper mug. Top with 1 oz. of soda water and with a lime wedge.

Big Ginger

2 parts 2 GINGERS Irish Whiskey
Ginger Ale
Lemon Wedge
Lime Wedge
Pour the 2 GINGERS Irish Whiskey into a pint glass with ice. Top with ginger ale, followed by a wedge of a lemon and lime.

Knob Creek Rye® Striking Gold by Celebrity Chef Michael Symon

1 1/2 parts Knob Creek Rye
1/2 sliced Orange
1/2 sprig Rosemary
1/2 part Sugar
1 part Club Soda
Muddle the orange, rosemary and sugar thoroughly in the bottom of a shaker. Combine with Knob Creek Rye, add ice and shake vigorously. Strain over ice and float with club soda.

Cruzan® Good Luck Punch

1 750ml Bottle Cruzan Strawberry Rum
6 parts Fresh Lime Juice
24 parts Ginger Ale
6 Rosemary Sprigs
Rosemary Ice Blocks
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and serve.

Basil Hayden’s® Shamrock Spice by Daniel Hyatt (San Francisco, CA)

1 1/2 parts Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
1/2 part Pimm’s No. 1
1/2 part Cold Black Tea
1/2 part Simple Syrup
Mint Leaves
Ribbon of Orange Peel
In a metal tumbler, muddle mint into the simple syrup until mint becomes aromatic. Add remaining ingredients and ice. Stir together until tumbler gets cold. Top off with more ice and garnish with fresh mint and an orange peel twist.

Sláinte de la Noche

1 ½ parts Hornitos Black Barrel Tequila
1 ½ parts coffee liqueur
¼ part vanilla syrup *
1 part heavy cream
*To make vanilla syrup, mix together 1 part sugar, 1 part water and 1 part vanilla extract. Bring to a boil and cool before serving (approximately 1-2 minutes)
Combine all ingredients in a glass and serve.

Blarney Stone Brewski

1 part Skinnygirl Bare Naked Vodka
1 part chilled light beer
2 parts raspberry lemonade concentrate
Apple slice for garnish
Mix all ingredients over ice and serve. Garnish with apple slice.