Easter Cocktails

A four day weekend is a beautiful thing. But before you start gorging on chocolate eggs, save those calories for these delicious Easter cocktails!

Egg Flip

Classic Egg Gin Flip Easter Cocktail
Classic Egg Gin Flip

What’s Easter without eggs? This Classic Egg Flip is a good one to start with!

Chocolate Negroni

Chocolate negroni easter cocktail
Naren Young’s Chocolate Negroni

My obsession with Negroni continues and this Chocolate version by industry legend, Naren Young (owner of Dante in New York) is particularly good – rich without being overly sweet.

Ingredients for the Chocolate Negroni

30ml gin (I used Beefeater)
¾ oz Campari
¾ oz sweet vermouth (I used Antica Formula)
2 dashes chocolate bitters (optional – I used orange bitters)
¼ oz white crème de cacao
Orange twist and/or a wedge of chocolate orange (for garnish)

Method

Stir down the ingredients over ice. Strain into a rocks glass and garnish as preferred.

Alexander Cocktail

The most famous version of this cocktail is made with brandy, but the Alexander cocktail first featured in Hugo R. Ensslin’s ‘Recipes for Mixed Drinks in 1917 and was originally made with gin. It’s a delicious, if heavy, combination of gin, crème de cacao and cream. Perfect as an after dinner cocktail!

Gin Alexander Easter Cocktail
Gin Alexander

Ingredients for the Alexander Cocktail

30ml Gin (I used Jensen’s Old Tom gin)

30ml crème de cacao

30ml cream

chocolate shavings for garnish (optional)

Method

Add all of the ingredients to an ice filled cocktail shaker and shaker hard until very cold. Strain into a chilled glass and add chocolate shavings if desired.

20th Century Cocktail

Twentieth Century Cocktail

A refreshing citrus gin cocktail, with just a hint of chocolate! Find the recipe here.

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  1. Another drink fit for The Gin Queen’s holiday list is the Easter Crocus cocktail made with whole eggs. Get the recipe at homebars.barinacraft.com/post/159191410713/easter-crocus-cocktail-drink

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