11 Tipples to Serve at an Easter Meal

Apr 19 2014 - 5:30am

It feels like St. Patrick's Day happened yesterday, so it's hard to believe that Easter's tomorrow. Whether you're planning a brunch, late lunch, or early dinner, one thing's for sure: you must celebrate with cocktails that are just as festive as the food you're making! For a few springtime sippers to accompany your grand meal, keep reading.

— Additional reporting by Lizzie Fuhr and Camilla Salem

Pimm's Cup

If you're looking to be able to sip on a drink all day long, a Pimm's Cup [1] is a perfect fit. It's not too strong, and it's full of bright, fresh flavors like cucumber, mint, and lemon.

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Bloody Mary

Serve up spicy Bloody Marys [2] for those who prefer a savory sipper.

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Lavender Collins

Complete your pastel outfit with a matching lavender-hued drink [3] in hand.

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Mango-Grapefruit Mimosas

Made with both mango purée and grapefruit juice, this juicy drink [4] is like a mimosa-bellini hybrid.

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Kiwi Cobbler

At first, kiwis and tequila may sound like an unusual combination, but the two pair like peas in a pod in a muddled fruit cocktail [5].

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Lillet Rouge and Ginger Cocktail

Hosting a huge crowd for Easter? Keep drinks simple with this three-ingredient stunner [6].

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Ramos Gin Fizz

For a daytime drink that's classic yet less obvious than a Bloody Mary or a mimosa, turn to a ramos gin fizz [7]. The frothy New Orleans favorite has been around for more than a century.

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Redhead in Bed

While its sassy name might not sound Easter appropriate — just call it a strawberry citrus spritzer [8] — it's fresh, fruity flavor and relatively low alcohol content make it a great brunch option.

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Classic Mimosas

You just can't go wrong when you mix Champagne and orange juice. Mimosas [9] are classic, timeless, and undeniably delicious.

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Raspberry Jam Cocktail

This combination of raspberry jam, lemon juice, and a sprig of fresh thyme [10] is unique and satisfying.

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Limoncello Champagne Cocktails

A limoncello Champagne cocktail [11] is a great accompaniment for any Easter feast, especially an Italian one. It's tart, refreshing, and full of Spring flavor.

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