It’s April, it’s springtime and it’s Easter. After a long and brutal winter, things are finally beginning to look up with summer quickly approaching. There’s a lot to look forward to, Opening Day in baseball, Aries season, Easter egg hunts and of course candy, and lots of it. Whatever you’re looking forward to most, one thing we all have in common is our need for a cocktail at some point during all the festivities.
The Silly Rabbit offers all that and is great this time of year. It’s tangy and sweet, perfect for a sunny spring day. Start your day off with one over brunch and skip spring cleaning for now. Trust me, it can wait. Happy Easter everyone and enjoy your spring. Cheers!
1.5 oz Kinky Liqueur 1/2 oz Peach Schnapps 2 1/2 oz Pink Lemonade Splash of Grenadine Splash of Passion Fruit Cocktail Sugar (dyed Yellow for glass rimming)
First rim your cocktail glass with a lemon wedge. Rim the cocktail with sugar and set aside. Next add all remaining ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into the prepared cocktail glass and enjoy.
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Traditionally speaking, the Easter holiday has become pretty well-known for its Easter egg hunts, egg-dying, and a plethora of other egg-centric activities. You might be surprised to hear that you can also incorporate eggs into your cocktails, egg whites specifically. If you’ve never had a cocktail that’s made using egg white then I assure you you’re missing out. The addition of egg white normally adds a welcoming froth and creamy element to drinks. I’m a big fan of rich, decadent cocktails so I’m all for the use of egg whites in cocktails.
I’m sure coming up with your own egg white cocktail might be a tad difficult so I’ve gone ahead and included recipes for both The Black Grouse’s “Good Morning Milan” and KAPPA Pisco’s “KAPPA Sour.” Either of the two make for an ideal Easter cocktail and also a nice introduction to cocktails made using this unexpected ingredient.
Good Morning Milan – Created by Michael Klein (Pictured Above)
2 oz. The Black Grouse
.75 oz. Lemon Juice
.75 oz. Sage Honey Syrup
.5 oz. Mascarpone Milk (1:1)
2 Dashes of Lavender Tincture
Dry shake, then shake with ice and strain into a chilled Collins glass. Top with Soda, garnish with lavender.
With the combination of orange liqueur, almond liqueur, egg white, and other ingredients, Camarena Tequila’s “Doña Elena” cocktail seems absolutely perfect for the Easter weekend. It also looks quite delicious. I know cocktails aren’t really a major part of the Easter holiday, but I think the “Doña Elena” is festive enough to make for an exception. So hop to it get and get cracking on that ingredients list!
1 1/2 oz Camarena Silver Tequila
1/2 oz Orange Liqueur
1/4 oz Almond Liqueur
3/4 oz Fresh Lime juice
3/4 oz Egg White
In a cocktail shaker combine all of the ingredients and add ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with two drops of almond liqueur.