I am someone who firmly believes brunch isn't brunch without a mimosa, so when it comes to organizing a festive brunch for Easter, there will definitely be a cocktail on my table. Pitcher drinks are the best route to go when you're serving a crowd, and for Easter I believe they should be extra fresh and seasonal, as the holiday is also a bit of a celebration of the early days of spring. Here are seven pitcher cocktails that fit the bill.
For some on the West coast and in the South, fresh farmers market strawberries may just be coming available around Easter, which means they should be celebrated in a cocktail. For the rest of us, grocery-store strawberries will have to do. Regardless, the result will be a bright, fresh cocktail that tastes like spring, whether it's actually arrived or not.
This colorful sangria is a fun twist on the usual mimosa. The citrus fruit releases its sweetness into the orange liquor and Prosecco, and the whole thing is topped off with grapefruit-flavored sparkling water.
While this recipe calls for rosé Champagne, you can most definitely substitute it with another sparkling rosé wine to help keep costs down.
Blood orange season is winding down, so it's wise to enjoy the ruby-toned citrus while you still can. Here it takes the place of regular oranges to make one show-stopping twist on the brunch favorite.
This pitcher cocktail combines hard cider and fruity lambic beer with floral Meyer lemons. The result is something so light and fizzy, you could easily sip on it all afternoon.
Take a classic gin and tonic, add tons of muddled fresh cucumbers to it, build it in a pitcher, and you've got a festive drink that's fit for an Easter brunch on a warm, spring day.
This pitcher cocktail is as simple as it gets: Combine grapefruit juice and sparkling wine and enjoy. It's worth seeking out good-quality grapefruit juice here to really make this drink special.