The best Easter cocktails

Planning a boozy brunch, or a party with friends over the Easter holidays? Try making creative cocktail recipes that capture the flavours of the season.

Three cocktails with napkins on a blue tray

If you're entertaining friends and family over the Easter holidays, whether for a Sunday roast, a casual drink, or boozy brunch, you won't have to work too hard to impress them with these seasonal cocktails. They're easy to make and bursting with vibrant flavours and a touch of nostalgia for the chocolate eggs and spiced simnel cakes of childhood.

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Simnel cake sour

Cocktail in glass with marzpian on cocktail stick
Mix up a simnel cake sour and get all the flavours of that traditional bake in a glass. It's a neat twist on a classic amaretto sour with cinnamon, mixed spice and ginger punching through, plus a splash or orange juice to counter the boozy element (including madeira). Add a marzipan ball to garnish if you want to give it that extra special flourish.

Serve with another twist on a classic – our lemon drizzle simnel slice. It's a terrific traybake to match an eggstravagant Easter cocktail... 

Elderflower & herb cooler

Cocktail in glass with flowers and ice cubes
Our elegant elderflower & herb cooler is a simple spritz with floral flavours that extend to pretty ice cubes filled with herbs and flowers. A few carefully placed sprigs of rosemary and thyme combine beautifully with the elderflower and rhubarb cordial. 

Want to go a step further? Try making your own rhubarb cordial in four easy steps. 

Rhubarb G&T 

Rhubarb spirit in decanter and glasses
If you're a fan of our favourite juniper-infused spirit, you'll love our seasonal version of the classic G&T with sweet yet tart rhubarb. You and your guests will surely love this rhubarb gin which can be topped up with tonic, soda water or ginger beer for a refreshing, simple cocktail. If you need an easy recipe to impress, think pink.

Liven up your gin & tonic – check out 5 ways with G&T.

Mini Egg martini

Chocolate cocktail in glass with mini eggs
One for chocoholics and nostaglia fans – we bring you the Mini Egg martini. Satisfy your chocolate cravings with our creamy cocktail made with moreish Mini Eggs. Dust the rim of the glass with the crushed eggs for a professional finish. If you don't have dessert sorted on Easter Sunday, this is a fine way to finish a meal. 

Browse our Easter chocolate recipe collection for more dessert ideas. 

Rhubarb & custard cocktail

Rhubarb cocktail with rhubarb peel on glass
Continuing the sweet shop theme, we bring you our rhubarb & custard cocktail with creamy advocaat and homemade fruit syrup. This is a true showstopper, so perfect for serious entertaining. Pour carefully so that your advocaat sits on top of the rhubarb mix and garnish with shreds of rhubarb that have been dipped in cold water to make them curl. 

Take a look at our rhubarb collection for even more inventive uses for this beautiful ingredient. 

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