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Easter 2021: Easy cocktail recipes to make on Easter Sunday

Holly Willoughby shows off her bartender skills mixing cocktails

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Although things haven’t quite returned to normal yet in the UK, Easter celebrations will be going ahead in many British homes this April. We all know there’s nothing quite like a tasty cocktail to get everyone feeling merry, and what’s the only thing better than a great cocktail…? A great cocktail with a theme of course!

Express.co.uk spoke to a number of mixologists who revealed their best alcoholic combinations for Easter 2021, and there are some seriously delicious drinks.

From gin and vodka-based, to creamy or even fizzy creations, here are the best cocktails to make for Easter Sunday…

Baileys Original Irish Cream Whipped Air Cocktail

For the Baileys Original Irish Cream frappe:
180 ml Baileys Original Irish Cream (3.1 units)
2 tbsps cocoa powder
200 ml whole milk
100 ml fresh cream
2 scoops vanilla ice cream
Handful of ice cubes

Method

Place all of the ingredients into the bowl/jug of a high-speed blender and blitz until thick and creamy, then divide between two glasses.

To assemble

Place an Italian meringue on top of the cocktail, then with a blow torch, carefully brown the meringue.
Decorate with the nuts and chocolate biscuits then finally crown with the candy floss.

Cotton Martini:

50ml Cotton Gin
10ml Dry Vermouth
1 dash Orange Bitter

Method

Stir all ingredients together over ice.
Pour into a chilled martini glass/coupette.
Garnish with a lemon peel twist

Bunny Alexander:

45ml Mac. by Brookie’s liqueur
30ml Brandy
30ml Cream

Method

Blend with ice and pour into a chocolate Easter Bunny and garnish with nutmeg dust.

Rosemary & Honey Bees Knees:

50ml Cotton Gin
25ml Lemon Juice
25ml Rosemary & Honey Syrup

Method

Shake all ingredients together in a shaker full of ice. Fine strain into a coupette or Martini Glass
Garnish with a rosemary sprig.

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The Smashed Egg Shake

50ml C&B Original Gin Cream Liqueur
25ml Single Cream
25ml Milk
12.5ml Caramel Syrup
12.5ml Frangelico

Method

Shake all ingredients hard with ice and pour into a highball glass.
Drizzle with caramel sauce and serve with a Creme Egg.

Lemon Simnel Delight

50ml Carthy & Black Lemon Gin Cream
12.5ml Vanilla Syrup
5ml Amaretto

Method

Shake with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass, rimmed with ground almond and cinnamon

Rosemary Gin Fizz

50ml Cotton gin
25ml Lemon juice
25ml Rosemary and honey syrup
25ml Apple juice (optional)
Top Soda water

Method

Shake all ingredients (except soda water) in a shaker filled with ice.
Strain into a Hi-Ball glass full of ice and top with soda water.
Garnish with a rosemary sprig and lemon peel twist.
To make the rosemary and honey syrup, gently heat 50ml of runny honey, 50ml water and five rosemary sprigs over a low heat for around 15 mins, making sure not to let it boil.

Jaffa Cake Easter Egg Martini

25g Mini easter eggs
1 tsp Honey
25ml Crème de cacao (or other chocolate liqueur)
25ml Baileys (or other irish cream)
50ml Jaffa Cake vodka
Ice

Method

Crush the Mini Eggs and tip onto a plate. Brush the rim of a martini glass with a little of the honey then dip the glass into the crushed Eggs. Pop the glass in the fridge until you need it.

Pour Jaffa Cake Vodka, chocolate liqueur and irish cream into a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice and shake. Strain into your glass and serve.

If you’re not in the mood to whip up cocktails yourself, there are plenty of great pre-made cocktail options you can opt for.

Boxtails offers amazing ready-made drinks and delivers them to your door, and having just released a brand new Easter box, their themed cocktails are perfect for the celebrations.

Their Easter box contains the following options and will set you back £28.99 for six or £54.99 for 12, working out at around £4.60 per cocktail – definitely a fraction of what you’d pay in a fancy bar!

Gold Lychee Martini
Chocolate Martini
Rhubarb Gin

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