15 Morning Cocktails for Easter

14 Brunch Cocktails For Easter - a collage of cocktails with the title brunch: a socially acceptable excuse for day drinking.

Need libation inspiration for your brunch menu? Here’s 14 Morning Cocktails for Easter (or any special occasion) that are sure to entice! These zippy drinks span from sweet to savory, “bubbles” to “flat” and “light” to “comatose”.  Pick your poison!

Who among us isn’t happy to ease into a tasty brunch with a sparkly, juicy or just downright tipsy blend of liquors? Whether you prefer fruit forward quenchers or more savory tipples for your a.m. sipper, this collection has something for everyone… except the tee-totalersbut that’s what orange juice is for.  14 Brunch Cocktails for Easter — your guests will love them.

Morning Cocktails Are Light and Refreshing, But Can Also Pack A Punch!

The pastel hue of this Rhubarb Pisco Sour by My Kitchen Love echoes the soft colors of Spring.

Rhubarb Pisco Sour in a coupe glass with a tulip laying beside.

With a hint of herbal lavender syrup and lemon and superior Hendrick’s gin this Lavender Bees Knees cocktail via The GastroNom is a sophisticated sipper for Easter brunch or morning cocktails anytime.

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Bees Knees cocktail in a coupe glass with sprigs of lavender.

This icy Blackberry Lemon Mint Julep from Striped Spatula with plenty of mint and bourbon will definitely be a hit at your Easter celebration.

Blackberry Lemon Mint Julep in a frosty mint julep cup with lemon and mint garnish.

Milk Punch is a classic New Orleans drink well suited for brunch. This smooth sipper is made with milk, cognac, and nutmeg and goes with many brunchy foods.

This Bloody Mary with Italian-Style Garnish from Girl Gone Gourmet is a drink and appetizer in one! Who says morning cocktails are all about booze?

Bloody Mary Italian Style with a closeup of the garnish, salami, prosciutto and cheese with celery.

Looking for a twist on a regular mimosa?  This Gin and Blood Orange Mimosa from The Flavor Bender is a vibrant, kickier libation that’ll go great with a slice of coffeecake!

pouring champagne into the blood orange mimosa

Ruby Thyme Spritzers with a honey-thyme simple syrup is a light, bubbly drink that’s perfect for brunching and morning cocktails. Via Garlic & Zest.

ruby thyme spritzers in champagne flutes with grapefruit garnish.

Have you ever had a Bungled Negroni? With sweet vermouth, Campari and sparkling red wine, this dazzling libation from Renana’s Kitchen is celebration-worthy!

bungled negroni in an insulated glass with citrus garnish.

Spiked Hibiscus Iced Tea with blueberry infused vodka (HELLO!) is a delightful departure from the standard — and look at that gorgeous color from the hibiscus tea… Thanks to Killing Thyme for sharing her favorite brunch cocktail recipe.

spiked hibiscus mint tea in two photos... one with four glasses of tea, the other being held by a woman in both hands.

My Creamy Espresso Martini goes down WAY TOO EASILY, but they’re so GOOD! Stick to one or two; it’s a brunch cocktail with a kick! Recipe from Garlic & Zest.

coffee buzz martini in a martini glass with coffee beans floating on the surface.

Blackberry Ginger Bellini.  Need I say more?  With a soft pink hue the blackberry ginger simple syrup takes this beyond a typical bellini.  Recipe courtesy of Platings + Pairings.

blackberry beelines in small flute glasses with blackberry garnishes.

Elderflower Blood Orange Mimosas are bolder than their delicate name suggests.  With silver tequila, elderflower liqueur and sparkling wine from Such The Spot you’ll want to toast  again and again!

elderflower blood orange mimosas in champagne flutes with blood orange garnish.

This Sparkling Elderflower Cocktail uses your favorite elderflower liqueur, honey simple syrup and prosecco make a light, floral sipper for any brunching occasion. Via Garlic & Zest.

Frozen rosé a.k.a. frosé is like a wine slushy and this tasty blend includes a luscious strawberry simple syrup from Basil + Bubbly! This is a very slurp-able brunch cocktail.

two glasses of frosty rose in stemless glasses with gold bottoms.

From Mid Life Croissant, The Island Bunny, A Bom Bom Easter Cocktail is like Easter candy in cocktail form starring Bom Bom Nilli Vanilli, egg white and unsweetened cocoa powder. It’ll have you hippety-hoppety-ing all the way down the bunny trail.

Island Bunny Bom Bom in a coupe glass with cocoa garnish.

Thanks to all of the talented bloggers for sharing their mouthwatering collection of  morning cocktail sips!

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Whether your hosting a simple weekend brunch or a special holiday celebration, these 14 morning cocktails for Easter deliver a happy buzz! #brunchdrinks #brunchcocktails #brunchdrinksalcoholic

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  1. Not only are all of these cocktails gorgeous, they all sound so amazing, it’s hard to choose which to make first. I just hosted a Spring brunch and mimosas “get together” at my house this past weekend and my girlfriends and I had a wonderful time. I think I should do it monthly and I’ll start by picking a cocktail from this wonderful round up! Thanks Lisa!

  2. Well isn’t this a GREAT collection of drinks. I love the the Island Bunny. For sure my guests would be totally impressed if I served any of these. Chances are…brunch will turn into dinner. They won’t want to leave.

    1. That’s always a risk, isn’t it, Gloria?

  3. So many gorgeous cocktails…so little time! Gosh Lisa, I don’t know where to start with this gorgeous lineup. And what a great idea to round these up, just in time for Easter planning. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. I really need to start serving cocktails at brunch again! These recipes look delicious… thank you so much for the inspiration. I can not wait to try a few!

    1. I love a brunch cocktail — and a nap afterwards…

  5. A socially acceptable excuse for day drinking – LOVE IT! I pinned this collection because I’ve got to try at least a few of these cocktails. Terrific round-up!

  6. What a gorgeous round up, Lisa! And was a fabulous idea for a round up to begin with. Brunch cocktails shouldn’t stop at Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas. I mean, I love them both, but after going through this post I’m really feeling like I need to host brunch and make one of these beauties. Thanks so much for including my spiked hibiscus iced tea ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Ooh, such a wonderful collection of cocktails! I especially love the color of that blackberry lemon mint julep. Definitely the perfect way to celebrate!

  8. so many great ideas and the pictures are so lovely! Thanks for featuring my Bungled Negroni ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I love the glass for that, Renana — where did you find it?