refreshing easter cocktails


The clock sprung forward and we left the cold months behind, now it's Spring. That means trading in your Hot Toddies for a refreshing cocktail that can take you from afternoon to evening. This Easter while the kids are hunting for eggs full of candy, try a treat of your own. Take your Sunday brunch to the next level with these 10 refreshing Easter cocktail recipes.

Strawberry Blended Bourbon Lemonade

This Strawberry Bourbon Lemonade is sweet with bourbon of your choice and there are many to choose from including many bourbons off the beaten path.

Ingredients for Two

  • 6 ounces bourbon.
  • 6 pureed strawberries.
  • 2 juiced lemons.
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup for sweetener (optional).
  • club soda or prosecco, for topping off.
  • slices strawberries, for garnish.


  • Puree strawberries.
  • Add bourbon, strawberries, lemon juice, and maple syrup for sweetener to a shaker. Shake well.
  • Pour into a glass, top off with club soda or Prosecco, and garnish with a strawberry.

Switch out the fruit if strawberries are not your thing, add bitters, and cinnamon for some extra kick. This delicious beverage is perfect for a hot Spring day and is best when made two at a time.

Chamomile Honey and Whiskey Cocktail

The temperature may be heating up but you don’t have to get rid of all your warm beverages. Whether you want a hair of the dog before Easter festivities or something to keep you warm in a colder climate this Chamomile Honey and Whiskey Cocktail is for you. 


  • 6 chamomile tea bags.
  • 4 cups of hot water.Chamomile and Honey Easter Cocktail Recipe
  • 4 tablespoons honey.
  • 3 ounces bourbon of your choice.
  • 2 orange slices.
  • 3 lemon slices.
  • Chamomile flowers for garnish, optional.


  • Boil 4 cups of hot water.
  • Pour over tea bags.
  • Add bourbon and let steep for three minutes.
  • Shake well with lemons and oranges.
  • Pour into a glass of your choice and enjoy.

Made to be enjoyed hot, this Chamomile Honey and Whiskey Cocktail can also be enjoyed chilled and over ice. If you want to add an extra flair to impress your guests add chamomile flowers for garnish.

April Shower

Here’s to hoping that your Easter is sunny but that your drink is an April Shower. Usually made with a gin of your choice, this cocktail comes in many variations. All are citrus heavy and sweet with an edible flower for garnish. However you decide to make it, you are sure to make an impression.


  • 3 ounces of gin.
  • 1 ounce of lemon juice (freshly squeezed for best results).
  • 1 ½ tablespoons agave nectar.
  • 6 ounces ruby red grapefruit juice.
  • Edible flowers for garnish, optional.


  • Fill your cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Add gin, lemon juice, agave nectar, and grapefruit juice, shake for ten seconds.
  • Pour into a coupe glass and garnish.

If you are not a gin drinker, swap it out for the vodka of your choice and enjoy it. Swap out the grapefruit juice with orange juice for something more traditional or swap out the gin for cognac and add Benedictine D.O.M if you want a sweeter taste. Whatever your taste buds desire this Easter there is an April Showers Cocktail for you. 

refreshing light beverage - Easter Cocktail Recipe

Grapefruit Mint Bellini

Whenever your family comes together to partake in Easter festivities, the Grapefruit Mint Bellini will be a refreshing light beverage that your guests will love. This drink is enjoyable on its own and pairs well with all your favorite Easter dishes.


  • ½ cup of sugar.
  • ½ cup of water.
  • 1 bunch of fresh mint.
  • 3 cups grapefruit juice (freshly squeezed for best results).
  • 1 bottle of a sparkling wine of your choice.
  • Edible flowers, optional.


  • In a small saucepan, bring sugar, water, and mint to a boil. Simmer for 3 minutes or until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Remove from the heat and let cool. Discard mint sprigs.
  • Combine juice, sparkling wine, and syrup.
  • This recipe can be placed in a small party bowl or dispersed into 6 glasses.

We have welcomed the beauty of Spring and with it our most beautiful cocktails. The Grapefruit Mint Bellini Cocktail is an all-time favorite at Easter parties and other celebrations in the Spring and Summer months. Its gorgeous dark pink hue turns your punch bowl into a stunning centerpiece for the dinner table.

Daisy Buchanan Cocktail

Named for the character that caught the eye of Jay Gatsby and Nick Caraway in F. Scott Fitzgerald's, The Great Gatsby, the Daisy Buchanan Cocktail is a chilled gin cocktail. Its floral notes will have you feeling like the belle of the ball.


  • 4 cups chamomile tea.
  • 1 ½ cups elderflower liqueur.
  • 1 ½ cups gin.
  • 6 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice.
  • Lemon peel strips for garnish.


Like most recipes, the Daisy Buchanan Cocktail has many variations. If you would like a more prominent gin taste take out the elderflower liqueur and chamomile tea. Replace with rose water, three drops per glass, add 3 cucumbers muddled with salt, use lime juice instead of lemon, and ¾ ounces simple syrup for sweetener. Mint leaves make a great garnish, pairing nicely with the cucumber, and if you love the taste of rose water add a few extra drops to your glass. No matter how you enjoy your Daisy Buchanan Cocktail you will fit into the surroundings that the new season brings.

Dogwood Punch

All the citrusy goodness you could ask for. Dogwood Punch is the perfect beverage for Spring. Grab a punchbowl and make this delicious punch that your guests will enjoy.


  • Ice
  • 2 liter sprite
  • 2 cups of orange juice
  • 2 cups of pineapple juice
  • 2 cups of vodka.
  • 1 bottle Prosecco.
  • 2 cups of sliced strawberries.
  • 2 cups of raspberries.
  • 1 cups of fresh mint leaves and more for garnish.
  • Sugar for rims


  • Add ice, sprite, orange juice, pineapple juice, vodka, Prosecco, strawberries, raspberries, and mint leaves and stir to combine.
  • In a small dish of sanding sugar, rim glasses with fresh strawberry and coat rims with sugar.

If this drink sounds good but you don’t want to add all those ingredients there’s a similar one f

or you to enjoy. Omit the vodka and Prosecco. Opt for 1 bottle of sparkling rose instead. Take 3 cups strawberry lemonade, ¼ cup of grenadine, 1 sliced lemon, ½ cup sliced strawberries, and a mint sprig for garnish. A delicious Easter punch is a great way to stay refreshed and take the edge off. Your guests will thank you.

Whiskey Smash Cocktail

Muddle lemons, mint, and sugar together to create this refreshing whiskey cocktail. This drink first made waves in 1887 and has since become the perfect cocktail for Spring and Summer. It takes you back to the days of slushies but with one important ingredient they never had, whiskey. Irish or Bourbon, your whiskey cocktail will put the pep in your step you need. Enjoy Easter Sunday with a beverage everyone will love. You can never go wrong with whiskey.

IngredientsWhiskey Smash Cocktail Recipe


  • Place lemons, sugar, and mint into a jar.
  • Muddle the ingredients together.
  • Add ice and whiskey.
  • Shake and serve.

Serve your Whiskey Smash Cocktail in the glass or pour over ice and garnish with a mint leaf.

Strawberry Boozy Lemonade

A deliciously refreshing beverage made with a fruit of your choice, Boozy Lemonade is equal parts sweet and tart. Strawberry is the popular choice as it goes perfectly with both lemonade and vodka but other fruits can replace it.


  • 2 ounces of strawberry vodka.
  • 4 fresh strawberries divided.
  • 3/4 teaspoon granulated sugar.
  • 1 fresh basil leaf plus an extra sprig or leaf for garnish.
  • 2 slices fresh lemon.
  • 6 ounces lemonade 3/4 cup.


  • Add 3 strawberries, sugar, and a basil leaf to a cocktail shaker and muddle.
  • Add ice to fill the shaker halfway.
  • Add strawberry vodka, l slice lemon, and lemonade.
  • Shake for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  • Strain the Boozy Basil Lemonade into a martini glass and add a splash of plain seltzer water.

If you do not have a strawberry, blueberry, or other fruit-flavored Vodka on hand, muddle your fruits, add to vodka, shake well, and chill overnight.

Lavender Collins

A gin sour, a martini, or a Collins, whatever the cocktail there is a lavender equivalent. Not only does this herb make for a relaxing scent, but it also adds an earthy flavor to a strong cocktail.


  • 1 ½ ounces gin.
  • 1 ounce lemon juice.
  • ½ ounce lavender syrup.
  • Sparkling water.

Lavender Syrup Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup dried lavender.
  • 1/2 cup sugar.
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons water.


Lavender Syrup

  • Add 1/2 cup water and 1/4 cup lavender to a saucepan, bring to a boil. Let simmer for 3 minutes, then remove from heat. Allow to steep for 20 minutes. Strain out flowers and discard.
  • In a clean saucepan, add 1/2 cup of sugar and 3 Tablespoons water. Bring to a boil. Stir to dissolve the sugar. Simmer for 3 to 4 minutes, then stir in lavender liquid. Whisk until combined, remove from heat.
  • Allow the syrup to cool before transferring to a container.


  • Add gin, lemon juice, lavender syrup, and ice to a cocktail shaker. Shake until cold, strain into a glass over ice.
  • Top with a splash of sparkling water and stir gently.
  • Garnish with lemon slices and lavender sprigs.

Make sure that your lavender sprigs are non-toxic before using them. If you have lavender syrup leftover, utilize it by adding it to lemonades, teas, and other cocktails such as the aforementioned martini.

From fruity favorites to floral-infused beverages, Spring brings out a love of flowers in everyone. The long list of drinks that represent the blooming season is perfect for every occasion. Celebrating with a small group or a large gathering, these drinks are meant to be made for many and enjoyed by everyone. A Sunday brunch or an after-church lunch, however, you celebrate I hope you enjoy one of our 10 refreshing Easter cocktails. Which of these cocktails are you most excited to try?