Mention the word Easter and naturally, it’s hard not to think of chocolate eggs. But Easter doesn’t have to be all about the kids. After all, adults deserve to have a little fun too and there’s no better way than to kick off the Easter proceedings with a delicious gin cocktail. So, how do you get started? After all, life’s too short to spend hours researching cocktails or perfecting the art of mixology. Fortunately, we understand that your time is precious, which is why we’ve compiled the most delicious Easter gin cocktails into one article.
5 Easter Gin Cocktails
1. Dry Martini
Heading to a gathering with friends or family over Easter? For a truly unique gift to bring with you, the beautifully illustrated Hare Tin of Gin (doubling as the Easter bunny) ticks all the boxes. Your host will be utterly mesmerised by the extraordinary design of this gorgeous gin tin that simultaneously sings country kitchen and spring garden, making it the perfect seasonal accompaniment. For an extra special touch, it can be personalised with a message, name, or phrase, like Happy Easter or Thank You.
With no-nonsense gin blend no 2, this one is the ideal base for a Dry Martini because of the refreshingly crisp flavour that exudes juniper at the forefront, citrusy side notes of lemon and orange and a dash of spiciness care of cardamom.
To make your Dry Martini, simply add 5 parts gin blend No.2 per 1-part Dry Vermouth, then a dash of orange cocktail bitters to balance out the wonderfully delicate flavours. A classic garnish of three pitted green olives lining a cocktail stick instantly transforms this sublime Easter gin cocktail to next level status. In short, it looks good, tastes delicious and the artistic tin is surely the ultimate centrepiece to get the room talking over the Easter bank holiday weekend.
2. White Rabbit Cocktail
Undoubtedly the White Rabbit is the go-to Easter gin cocktail for those with a sweet tooth. It can be described as a heavenly creamy dessert cocktail that exudes mouth watering flavours synonymous with Easter and put simply, it’s like pudding in a drink. One sip and we guarantee that you’ll find it hard to resist drinking the whole lot.
The choice of gin blend is paramount for this cocktail to work because it requires underlying sweetness rather than anything too savoury. That’s why the sweeter gin blend No.10 lends itself well to this appetising after-dinner drink. Inspired by the produce of the British allotment, this delightful gin encapsulates the sweetness of rich, juicy raspberries and fresh pomegranate with a subtle hint of aromatic cardamom.
To make, gather 80 ml of gin blend No.10, 50 ml of amaretto, 50 ml of double cream, 1 teaspoon of lemon curd and ¼ tsp of vanilla paste, plus a handful of ice and, if you can find some, edible flowers to serve.
Put the gin, amaretto, double cream, lemon curd, vanilla paste, and a handful of ice into a cocktail shaker. Give it a good shake! Strain the drink into two coupe glasses and finish with the edible flowers before devouring and hearing a chorus of ‘more please’.
3. Classic G&T
If you’re the host this Easter, impress your guests by using a Gin in a Tin sublime gin to serve up a classic gin and tonic that will take their breath away. A great choice for the gin base is gin blend no.9 in the seasonal mighty fine illustrated Cockerel Tin of Gin, which comes complete with the slogan, ‘Have a Cracking Easter.’
Created with Easter Simnel Cake in mind, this delectable gin has a distinctive top note of elderflower and orris root as well as many other botanicals centred around juniper, all of which work in perfect harmony to create a refreshingly light, fruity, yet floral number. Alternatively, the Eggs and Feathers Tin of Gin, containing gin blend No 6, instantly brings warming rhubarb crumble to mind with its distinctive top notes of rhubarb, ginger and cinnamon, meaning that it makes a superbly refreshing, extremely palatable G & T too.
So, what’s the secret to making the perfect gin and tonic? Generally, you can’t go wrong if you mix one part gin to two parts tonic, always with a good amount of ice. Ideal for an aperitif, all this timeless cocktail needs is either an orange peel garnish for gin blend no 9, to draw the apricot out further or orange zest garnish for gin blend no 6 to enhance the warming undertones.
4. Elderflower Gin Fizz
If sparkly and refreshing is more your thing, there’s only one choice, an elegant Elderflower Gin Fizz. With only a couple of premium ingredients, this one’s super easy to make, delivering festive fizz combined with a sumptuous, thirst-quenching taste in one hit. Gin blend No. 5 is inspired by the wealth of flowers that signify the emergence of spring and has notable hints of elderflower, chamomile, and marigold. It’s the ideal gin base for this gorgeous celebratory cocktail.
To make, begin by pouring 50 ml of no 5 blend, 30mls of elderflower liqueur and 30mls of lemon juice into your cocktail shaker, give it a good shake and pour into champagne flutes. Top up with a little prosecco, garnish simply with lemon peel twists and get ready to raise an Easter toast.
It wouldn’t be an authentic Easter Cocktail Guide without Bugs Bunny’s favourite cocktail, the Carrotini! That said, this one is a little like marmite, depending on whether you’re a fan of carrot juice or not. The great thing about the Carrotini, apart from its fresh flavour, is that you don’t have to be a proficient mixologist to make it because it’s exceptionally simple. That said, to get the best flavour, use premium ‘london dry’ gin and either shop-bought freshly squeezed carrot juice or if you’re pressing your own juice, fresh organic carrots.
Any gin blend from the Four Perfect Tipples for Easter 2024 Gift Set works for this one of a kind cocktail that combines sweet, sour and savoury flavours. Brilliantly novel, these miniature animal illustrated 35ml tins contain 4 different gin blends, meaning that you can make a completely unique Carrotini each time. Depending on the drinker’s preference, you can opt for underlying hints of either flowers, fruit, herbs or spices. Not to mention that it’s a letterbox friendly gift set and makes a great alternative to sending loved ones chocolate for Easter.
All you have to do is measure out your choice of gin and carrot juice in equal parts then add a dash of bitters. Stir together with ice before straining into a martini glass. A simple but effective garnish is a sprig of parsley. This delicious moreish cocktail really is simplicity at its best!