Words by: Simon Difford
Easter Sunday is the day that Christians believe Jesus rose from the dead, named, not altogether coincidentally, for the pre-Christian festival of Eoster. And, what better way to celebrate the brutal death and surprising resurrection of the son of God than by binging on cheap chocolate, much of it shaped like eggs, and images of baby chicks that have obviously just hatched from said eggs?
Our Easter Cocktail contains both eggs and chocolate, along with vanilla and cardamom to add a note of sophistication. Happy Easter!
With Easter Eggs in mind you might also consider some of these confectionary and chocolaty cocktails:
Creme Egg Cocktail
With: Vodka, Licor 43, white crème de cacao, advocaat and cream.
Comment: As the name suggests, this chocolate and vanilla vodka-based cocktail contains both cream and egg - the later in the form of Dutch advocaat
With: Vodka, white crème de cacao and dry vermouth.
Comment: Vodka and chocolate made more interesting with a hint of vermouth.
With: Absinthe, bourbon, white crème de cacao, sugar syrup and Peychaud's Bitters.
Origin: Created in 2005 by Tonin Kacaj at Maze, London, England.
With: Pisco, Campari, sweet vermouth, Bénédictine D.O.M., lemon juice and soda water.
Origin: This cocktail is named after the founder of Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, Domingo Ghirardelli.
Ramos Chocolate Fizz
With: Gin, white crème de cacao, orange flower water, vanilla extract, egg white, cream and champagne.
Origin: Created by yours truly as a Valentine's Day cocktail but equally chocolaty at Easter.
With: Honey, vanilla infused vodka, amaretto, dark crème de cacao, cream and egg white.
Origin: Named after and garnished with a triangular Toblerone chocolate bar, which incidentally was invented in 1908 by the Swiss chocolate maker Theodor Tobler.
With: Cognac, advocaat, Yellow Chartreuse and chocolate bitters.
Comment: Brandy and advocaat (the eggy element) is a classic and indulgent combo that says Easter and/or Christmas - both spiritual holidays so the addition of Chartreuse is obvious. As this Eggs-cellent cocktail was made for Easter it had to have some chocolate so we added chocolate bitters.
With: Gin, advocaat, vanilla syrup, lemon juice and cardamom bitters.
Comment: Advocaat, gin and lemon juice sit together harmoniously in this pale yellow cocktail with vanilla syrup adding balance and cardamom enlivening the drink.