In preparation for Easter this coming weekend, I wanted to post the results from my experiments with some Easter themed cocktails. Honestly, this all started so innocently with a friend passing along a recipe for a Peeptini to me. I quickly realized that this was just the tip of the iceberg and there were OTHER Peeptini and festive cocktail recipes.
So, it only makes sense that I start with the Peeptini. There are actually more than three recipes for the Peeptini, so I did my best to pick a representative sample of what is out there. The first recipe calls for raspberry vodka, citrus vodka, lemonade, and simple syrup (optional). I selected yellow lemonade since I had yellow peeps – but you can select pink lemonade. I like my drinks on the sweeter side, so I may opt to add the simple syrup, but it is not necessary. This is a great drink to have with dinner – it is refreshing and flavorful, but will not compete with your dinner.
The other Peeptini recipes are dairy based, but quite different from each other. The first one is a tasty mixture of vodka, creme de cacao, coffee liqueur (Kahlua), hazelnut liqueur (Frangelico), and cream (I used fat-free half-and-half, but you could also try milk or regular half-and-half). Click here for the recipe. There is the added hassle of blending the ingredients with 3 peeps before shaking with ice and straining into a martini glass. I’m not sure if this imparts any Peep flavor or color to the drink, but I am certain that it made more dirty dishes to wash. I am also certain that it was pretty good. I would classify this as a dessert drink.