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Spring for Easter-Ready Cocktails

 

Sure, you could whip up a batch of Mimosas or Bloody Marys, but why not liven up this year’s Easter brunch celebration with something a little more unexpected? From garden-party punches to refreshing re-takes on old favorites, try these seven Easter-ready recipes.

 

Admiral’s Rum and Brandy Punch
This punch combines the bright favors of pineapple, apricot and grapefruit with a warming mix of white rum and brandy.

Castillan Cup
The memorable combo of red wine and ginger beer with muddled strawberries and cucumbers is sure to liven up any Easter brunch.

French 75
This crowd-pleasing classic is easy to assemble, especially when you make a batch ahead of time by combining the gin, citrus and syrup. Pour into flutes when guests arrive and top with sparkling wine for a no-fuss bubbly cocktail.

 

Homemade Pimm's
Combining gin with sweet vermouth and a dash of port and Cointreau, this delicious punch is served with sparkling, homemade lemonade and loads of fresh fruit, mint and cucumbers.

Lonsdale Lemonade
Perfect for an afternoon of bocce ball in the backyard, this is a bourbon-spiked, honey-sweetened lemonade for grown-ups.

 

Pretty Jessica
With a Harry Craddock classic as its inspiration, this springtime sipper balances the flavors of gin, Cognac and Cherry Heering with citrus and dry vermouth.

Queen's Park Swizzle
Add a little Caribbean flavor to your Easter feast with this refreshing, rum-rich sipper.

 

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