Easter is typically filled with fun activities for the kids, but here at Drinks&Co, we think the adults should let their hair down too. That’s why we’ve put together 6 egg-cellent ways you can join in the fun this year, from making chocolate cocktails to going on a boozy Easter egg hunt. Let’s hop to it!
1. Swap the Easter Eggs for a Boozy Dessert
Easter doesn’t have to mean shelling out for overpriced Easter eggs. Switch it up with some boozy chocolate liqueurs and make an indulgent dessert instead.
Mozart Chocolate Liqueurs produces award-winning chocolate-based drinks for every palate, including dark chocolate, white chocolate and milk chocolate cream liqueurs. Low in alcohol but big on flavour, Mozart liqueurs give a subtle alcoholic kick when drizzled over ice cream. Try it in an affogato, for an after-dinner drink with a difference.
Or why not try Bottega Spa’s chocolate liqueurs? These Italian liqueurs are the perfect partner to panna cotta, biscuits and cakes.
Alternatively, you could make your own chocolate liqueur. Find out how in Chocolate Liqueur: How to Repurpose Your Easter Eggs.
2. Get a Grown-Up Easter Egg
Easter eggs aren’t just for kids, there are plenty for the adults to feast on too. This year you can find everything from prosecco chocolate eggs with pink gin truffles, Espresso Martini eggs, decadent Marc de Champagne Truffle eggs, dark chocolate and Guinness eggs, and a salted caramel egg from Baileys complete with truffles covered in edible gold!
If you’re a gin and tonic fan you’ll be egg-cited to know that M&S have launched their Gin & Ton-Egg made with moreish gin-flavoured milk chocolate. If that already sounds de-l-egg-table, just wait till you crack it open and find milk chocolate buttons with a pink gin filling. Craft gin club is also delighting gin lovers by offering a mini bottle of cocoa and raspberry gin alongside a can of tonic water with its milk chocolate egg.
3. Whip up some Chocolate Cocktails
Making chocolate cocktails, or choctails, can be a cracking alternative to Easter eggs. From Chocolate Margaritas, to Mudslides to White Chocolate Grasshoppers, the combinations are truly endless. But one of the easiest, and we think delicious, has to be the Chocolate Martini.
How to Make a Chocolate Martini:
- Run a swirl of chocolate sauce around the inside of a Martini glass.
- Shake all the ingredients vigorously in a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Strain into a glass and grate over some chocolate before serving for extra indulgence.
- Give your chocolate cocktails extra pizazz by decorating with a chocolate rim. To do this, dip the rim of a chilled glass into melted chocolate and stand upright until it gradually drips down the sides. Keep in the fridge until ready to serve.
- Make a White Chocolate Martini by using a white chocolate liqueur in place of the Baileys and pair with vanilla vodka.
4. Find Your Favourite Chocolate Pairing
For those of you who want to enjoy chocolate in its pure, unadulterated form, we suggest pairing it with your favourite spirit. While you might have never considered it, chocolate can be successfully teamed up with a variety of drinks including wine, whisky, rum, beer and even tequila.
If you’re pairing chocolate with wine, the general rule is to choose a wine with a strong and assertive taste, as it needs to stand up to the intensity of the chocolate without being overpowered. As a starting point, milk chocolate usually pairs well with Zinfandel and Merlot, and dark chocolate with port.
Aside from wine, chocolate generally pairs well with stout, as rich dark beers all have chocolate notes. Another pairing not to be overlooked is chocolate and rum. Both come from the Caribbean and tend to pair egg-stremely well together. And don’t forget whisky! Perhaps surprisingly, whisky tends to pair well with white chocolate, as the smokiness of whiskey mitigates excessive sweetness in the chocolate.
These are just some suggestions to get you started, but don’t stop there. Use your intuition, dare to experiment and you may just find the next best thing!
5. Make an Edible Flower Cocktail
If chocolate just isn’t your thing, why not celebrate Easter with an edible flower cocktail? Nothing says “Hello Spring!” like a fabulously floral drink, and the best thing is, you can make them with flowers from your own garden. Blueberry and Lavender Gin Fizz sound appealing? Rosé Lemonade? Or a Honey Chamomile Whiskey Cocktail? Then find out more in Edible Flowers and How to Use Them in Cocktails.
You’re bound to impress with our blooming good cocktails!
6. Go on a Boozy Easter Egg Hunt (No Chocolate Involved)
Just because you’re an adult, doesn’t mean you can’t play. For this grown-up version of the classic Easter Egg Hunt, use plastic or wooden eggs and fill them with miniature versions of your favourite drinks.
With a massive range of wines, sparkling wines and spirits, we’re confident you’ll find everything you’re looking for and more at Drinks&Co so you can have an egg-cellent Easter!