Fun and Delicious Easter Cocktail Ideas



In case if you want to include expecting moms or children in the fun of your cocktail party, only alcohol-free, or if you’re the designated driver of the evening but still want to have a drink, read on. We have prepared several delicious and exciting non-alcoholic cocktails with fruity bases that are extremely refreshing in these warm days and a paradise to the taste buds. They look awesome, too!

Florida Citrus–Strawberry Green Tea

Ingredients:

4 ½ cups water
18 green tea bags
¾ cup honey
1 ½ cups strawberries, hulled, chopped
½ cup mint leaves
1 cup Florida orange juice
1 cup Florida grapefruit juice
¼ cup lemon juice
6 Florida orange wedges
6 Florida grapefruit wedges
Ice
Whole strawberries, for garnish
Orange curls, for garnish

How to:

Bring water to boil in saucepan; remove from heat. Add tea bags; steep for 15 minutes. Remove tea bags and discard; add honey and mix well. Refrigerate until chilled. Garnish with strawberries and orange curls.

Combine strawberries and mint leaves in cocktail shaker; muddle ingredients until strawberries are crushed and mint is fragrant. In large pitcher, combine muddled strawberry mixture, chilled green tea, orange juice, grapefruit juice and lemon juice. Refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours until well chilled.

To serve, pour Florida Citrus–Strawberry Green Tea into tall glasses filled with ice. Garnish with orange and grapefruit wedges.
Mint Orange Agave Cooler
Ingredients: 

8 fresh mint leaves
1/3 cup ice
1/2 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons agave nectar*
1/4 cup water

How to:

Place mint leaves in the bottom of the glass. With the back of a spoon bruise mint to break up slightly to release flavor. Add ice. Combine all remaining ingredients, stir and pour over mint and ice.

*Agave nectar is a naturally-occurring sweetener that has a lower glycemic index value than other sweeteners. It is available at supermarkets and natural foods stores.

Cook’s Note: To add more minty flavor to this drink, mix 1/4 cup sugar with 1 tablespoon chopped mint leaves. Stir. Pour onto plate. Wet rim of glass and dip into mixture prior to adding drink.
Watermelon Florida Citrus’ade
Ingredients:    

2 cups sugar
1 cup hot water
6 cups watermelon, seeded, no rind, cut into 1-inch pieces, divided
2 cups Florida orange juice
1 cup Florida grapefruit juice
¾ cup lemon juice
¾ cup lime juice
2 cups Florida oranges, cut into 1-inch pieces, peeled
½ cup mint leaves
Florida orange slices, for garnish
Watermelon chunks, for garnish

How to:

Combine sugar and hot water in small saucepan over low heat; heat until sugar is dissolved. Refrigerate until chilled. Purée 4 cups watermelon in blender until smooth. Place watermelon juice, chilled sugar syrup, orange juice, grapefruit juice, lemon juice and lime juice in large pitcher; stir to combine. Add 2 cups watermelon pieces, orange pieces and mint leaves; refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours until well chilled. Serve over ice in tall glasses. Garnish with orange slices and watermelon chunks, if desired.

 

We hope you enjoy these fun and colorful spring cocktail ideas this Easter. They’ll make a perfect complement to Easter brunch or dinner. If you try any of them (or plan to), let us know what you think in the comments below!

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