DIY Easter Bunny Cocktail
Looking for a fun way to spruce up your Easter Long Weekend?
Look no further than this super cute DIY Easter bunny cocktail. This adult version cocktail is made with some really fun ingredients and is SO easy to recreate. These drinks can also be made into a non-alcoholic "kid-friendly" beverage; perfect if you're looking for a craft idea to keep the kids entertained while you're making dinner.
Let's 'hop' on over to the recipe!
First things first, you need to purchase a hollow chocolate bunny. The size is up to you depending on how large of a drink you're wanting. We went for bunnies on the small to medium side since this was going to be quite an indulgent drink! We purchased ours from our favourite local chocolatier in the Vancouver area, Charlie's Chocolate Factory. Once we secured the chocolate bunnies, we very carefully chopped the top off with a hot knife. Be gentle with this as you don't want your bunnies to crack!
Now on to the cocktail mixing. If you haven't had a White Russian before, you've been seriously missing out. This drink is made of cream (or milk), vodka, and the espresso liqueur of your choice. The combination of the three make a deliciously smooth, slightly sweet, boozy coffee cocktail - yum.
We used the following ingredients to mix up our drink, but feel free to use what you have on hand!
- Avalon 2% milk - we lightened it up by using milk but feel free to use cream, or even, dare I say, chocolate milk.
- Smirnoff Vodka - go easy on the vodka ... we initially put a little too much in and BOY, it was a strong first sip!
- Sheringham Distillery Coffee Liqueur - To be honest, we just learned they have their own 'White Capped Russian' recipe on their website, and I'm a little sad we didn't give it a... shot... pun intended. Either way, this is the most delicious coffee liqueur we have ever tried. I highly recommend it, and as a bonus, they make it right here in BC, on Vancouver island in Sooke.
- Kahlua Coffee flavoured liqueur - a tried and true classic, we added a splash for an extra dose of espresso and added sweetness.
- Whipped cream - optional, but makes for a delicious garnish
Be sure to give it a quick taste before you pour it into your chocolate bunnies. Adjust liquids to your desired taste, top with whipped cream, a paper straw and enjoy!
Tools & Equipment - these are the basics you'll need:
- large liquid measuring cup
- 1 ounce shot glass
- paper straw
DIY Easter Bunny Cocktail
Yield: makes 2 bunnies
- 2 chocolate hollow Easter bunnies
- 1.5 oz vodka
- 2 oz Sheringham coffee liqueur (alternatively, use Kahlua here & omit additional 1 oz below)
- 1 oz Kahlua
- 1 cup 2% milk
- 1/2 cup whipping cream
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbs powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup ice cubes
- Start by prepping your chocolate bunnies. Run a sharp knife under hot water for 30 seconds. Wipe the blade dry. Lay chocolate bunnies down on their side, and carefully use hot blade to cut the tops of the ears off. Set aside
- In a medium size bowl, using a hand mixer, beat together whipping cream, powered sugar and vanilla until soft peaks form. Pop that into the fridge.
- Next, fill a medium size liquid measuring cup with approximately 1/2 cup of ice.
- Take a shot glass and measure out vodka, coffee liqueur, and Kahlua; pour over the ice.
- Top off the alcohol mixture with milk - and taste! Don't skip this step, here you can adjust the desired strength of your cocktail. Don't worry if it's a little too strong for your taste, this recipe is very forgiving, just add more milk to dilute it, and stir.
- Use a small funnel and pour the White Russian into the bunnies. Be careful not to overfill!
- Top the filled bunny with the whipped cream, you can either spoon it on or use a piping tip and bag for a fancier effect.
Decorate as you wish, candy, sprinkles, chocolate sauce, a straw... and ta da! Your delicious DIY Easter bunny cocktail is ready to be enjoyed.
** To make this kid friendly, simply omit the alcohol, an fill with milk, or chocolate milk