Since it’s Easter weekend, I wanted to give you kids a drink recipe with an Easter theme. I originally wanted to do a recipe for an Easter Island cocktail. Funny enough, after searching my library of Tiki drinks books and the vastness of Teh Interwebs, I found NONE. That’s right, it’s 2011 and still, apparently, no one has used the name Easter Island for a cocktail. So…all you Tiki-lovin’ bartenders out there, now’s your chance to make one up!
Anyway, the second idea was for something with a bunny. And what better bunny to celebrate than the Playboy Bunny. Sure, the Easter Bunny is great. But let’s face it, Peter Cottontail has about as much to do with the Easter Holiday as Marylin Monroe (the first Playboy Bunny, of course). Think about it…they’re both bunnies. They both have sweet candy that give away. One is covered in fur, one likes to wear fur coats. Both always looked stoned. And neither has anything to do with the religious aspects of the holiday..so, without further possibility of ticking off both religious people and those who love the Easter rabbit, here’s your drink recipe!
2 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Tequila
1 oz. Margarita Mix
1 oz. Orange Juice
1/2 oz. Pink Lemonade
1 oz. Cranberry Juice
1 tsp. Falernum (to taste…less if you don’t want it as sweet)
Yeah, it’s a big drink. Pour everything into a shaker and shake it up with ice. Serve in a margarita glass with a sugared rim, and garnish with a pink bunny peep. The drink should be a nice pinkish-red color. If it starts to look muddy, add some red food coloring!
Hoppy Easter from the sub tropics!
-Tiki Chris reporting from the Playboy Club, next to Pirate’s Cove Tiki Bar on Tiki Island
Oh, by the way…