Thirsty Thursday: Spring Cocktails for Easter Brunch

This is the season to celebrate the warming weather and spring holidays. Relax and host an Easter brunch with some fabulous food and drink. If you’re hunting (Easter egg-style) for colorful, spring-centric cocktails to pair alongside a savory ham or a springy frittata, look no further than these fizzy glasses that will make you think of warmer weather.

For Easter brunch, we’re thinking drinks that are crisp and refreshing with a touch of fruit to bring you out of the winter blues. These lighter, simple drinks get a shot of color and effervescence to mimic the cheery mood of spring. Put down your embellished eggs, wash your color-stained hands and whip up these celebratory cocktails in a cinch.

Here’s a roundup of our favorite Sunday brunch beverages:

Champagne Cocktail (pictured above)

Champagne gets a sweet fix in this festive cocktail. Simply soak a sugar cube in aromatic angostura bitters, drop in a flute and top with chilled Champagne. The spiral of lemon peel will give this drink an elegant twist.

Hibiscus Tea Punch

This crowd-pleasing punch made of hibiscus tea, tart grapefruit juice, pisco brandy and crisp Sauvignon Blanc is a wake-up call that spring is here! Let this concoction chill with mango and orange slices and then serve with sweet berries.

Orange Cream Mimosa

Make the simple orange-and-cream sherbet base the night before and freeze. For easy entertaining, simply scoop into glasses, top with some bubbly and garnish with a strawberry for a delicious take on the traditional mimosa.