Easter celebrations are best when they start early in the day. First, the kids find their hidden Easter baskets, then look for the hidden eggs. And the adults watch the shenanigans while sipping a delicious libation. I have a suggestion for you today for 2 Easter brunch cocktails that are fruity, sweet, but not overly sweet, and packs a punch. These are definitely ‘one and done’ cocktails unless you have a nap scheduled before brunch is served.
2 EASTER BRUNCH COCKTAILS
The first cocktail is a Rose՛ Grapefruit Mimosa. A very simple take on a classic mimosa, except using pink grapefruit juice. I like using a sweeter Rose՛ sparkling wine to offset the bitterness of the grapefruit juice. Plus, I love the pink color for an Easter brunch cocktail.
The second cocktail is a twist on a Classic French 75, which is a lemony, sparkling gin cocktail that is very refreshing. The twist is using an Elderflower liqueur to sweeten it and add a floral note that is delicious. Be careful with this one though. It’s stronger than you think with three types of alcohol.
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Here are 2 Easter brunch cocktails to start your holiday off right. This recipe is for a pink and tart grapefruit mimosa.
FOR THE GRAPEFRUIT MIMOSA:
1 bottle rosé champagne, chilled
2 cups fresh pink grapefruit juice, chilled
Sliced grapefruit, for garnish
FOR THE ROYAL FRENCH 75:
1 cup gin
½ cup fresh lemon juice
½ cup St. Germain’s Elderflower Liqueur
1 bottle dry champagne
Lemon peel, as a garnish
For the Grapefruit Mimosa:
Tilt a champagne flute at a 45-degree angle.
Slowly fill the glass halfway with the champagne.
Top the champagne with the pink grapefruit juice.
Garnish with a slice of fresh pink grapefruit.
For the Royal French 75:
Fill a large cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in the gin, lemon juice, and St.Germain’s and shake until the outside of the shaker is ice cold.
Strain the liquid into 6 champagne flutes.
Top each flute with champagne.
Twist a lemon peel over each cocktail to allow the essential oils to flavor the drink.
Garnish with the twisted lemon peel.
- Category: Starters - Cocktails
- Method: Pour / shake
- Cuisine: American/ French Fusion
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