Easter Themed Cocktails Part Two - DIY Inspired
06th Apr2012


Easter Themed Cocktails Part Two

by Dinah Wulf

Written By: David Edessa

More Easter Themed Cocktails!

Easter White Peanut Butter Egg Martini Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1¾ oz. Peanut Infused Vodka (recipe below)
  • 1¼ oz. Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur
  • ¾ oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 1 teaspoon Smooth Peanut Butter
  • ½ oz. Simple Syrup

Martini Glass Prep:

Coat the rim of the glass with crunchy peanut butter. Also, drizzle with milk chocolate inside glass to rim. Then place upside down on wax paper and place in freezer to chill.

Instructions:

Stir peanut butter with Infused Vodka and Simple Syrup until peanut butter dissolves. Add remaining ingredients and shake with ice in a shaker filled halfway with ice. Shake vigorously for a few seconds and strain into prepped chilled martini glasses.

Easter Peanut Butter Bunnies Martini Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz. Peanut Butter Cup Infused Vodka (recipe below)
  • 1 oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 1 oz. Heavy Whipping Cream
  • ½ oz. Dark crème de cacao
  • ¾ oz. Godiva Original Chocolate liqueur (refrigerated) to be used at end of drink.

Martini Glass Prep:

Coat rim of glass and let it drip into inside of glass with milk chocolate syrup. Then place upside down on wax paper and place in freezer to chill.

Instructions:

Combine infused vodka, Baileys, cacao and cream in a cocktail shaker filled halfway with ice. Shake vigorously for a few seconds and pour into prepped martini glasses. Then, pour the chilled Godiva Chocolate liqueur slowly on the side of drink to create a tasty two tone effect on the drink. Garnish with Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

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Peanut Infused Vodka Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 750 mL Bottle of Vodka
  • 1 cup Unsalted RAW Peanuts

Infusion Instructions:

To prepare the infused vodka, combine vodka and chopped RAW Peanuts in a clean mason jar (make sure the peanuts are fresh from a sealed container). Close jar tightly and store in a cool dry place for 7 days. Give it a good shake once or twice per day. Once vodka has been infused, strain into a clean mason jar using a fine mesh sieve. Store in a cool place or in the freezer.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Infused Vodka Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 750 mL Bottle of Vodka
  • 1 cup Reese’s Mini Peanut Butter Cups

Infusion Instructions:

Combine vodka and Reese’s Mini Peanut Butter Cups in a clean mason jar. Close jar tightly and store in a cool dry place for 7 days. Give it a good shake once or twice per day. Once vodka has been infused, strain into a clean mason jar using a fine mesh sieve and then repeat process. Store in a cool place or in the freezer.

Glass Prepped Instructions:

Rub rim of martini glass with a lemon peel and fresh lavender flower. Place martini glasses in freezer to chill.

Strawberry Lavender Martini

Ingredients:

  • 2 to 3 ripe strawberries
  • 2 oz. Citrus Vodka
  • 1 oz. Honey Lavender syrup (recipes below)
  • ½ oz. Fresh orange juice

Instructions:

Muddle strawberries in the bottom of a shaker. Fill cocktail shaker to the rim with ice cubes, add all liquid ingredients and shake vigorously. Pour into prepped martini glass. Garnish with an orange twist or strawberry.

Pear Lavender Martini

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. Pear Vodka
  • 1 oz. Honey Lavender syrup (recipes below)
  • ½ oz. Pineapple juice
  • ½ oz. Fresh lemon juice

Instructions:

Fill cocktail shaker to the rim with ice cubes, add all liquid ingredients and shake vigorously. Pour into prepped martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Mango Honey Lavender Martini

Ingredients:

  • 2½ oz. Mango Rhum
  • 1 oz. Honey Lavender syrup (recipes below)
  • ½ oz. Fresh lemon juice

Instructions:

Fill cocktail shaker half way with ice cubes, add all liquid ingredients and shake vigorously. Pour into prepped chilled martini glass. Use fresh lavender bloom as a garnish.

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I was walking into Trader Joes and saw planters of beautiful small lavender bushes and thought it’s time to add more cocktails!

Honey Lavender Simple Syrup Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1½ cup clover honey
  • 1½ cups water
  • 2 tablespoon lavender buds
  • 1 drop red food coloring
  • 1 drop blue food coloring

Instructions:

Combine water and honey in a pot and heat slowly over medium-low heat until sugar dissolves. Crush lavender buds using a mortar and pestle and add to sugar solution. Reduce heat to a low simmer and steep buds for 15-20 minutes. Steeping lavender buds tends to result in slightly brown tinted syrup, so I like to add one drop each of red and blue food coloring when I add the lavender buds.

After steeping buds, remove from heat. Pour contents through a fine mesh sieve and into a large mason jar. Let syrup cool until you can handle the jar without burning yourself. Line sieve with a coffee filter, place sieve over second jar, and filter syrup. The coffee filter removes fine particulate matter and will result in a clear and debris-free syrup.

Drying Lavender Instructions:

The best time to harvest the lavender flowers are when they are newly opened Harvest the lavender stems. Using a pair of gardening shears cut stems just above the leaves when the flower buds are starting to open and show their color. This is the time when the lavender aroma is at its strongest. Place several stems together and secure the stems with a rubber band. Unlike twine or raffia, a rubber band will stay secure even as the stems shrink from the drying process. Hang lavender bundles in a warm area away from direct sunlight. Place a clean sheet underneath the hanging lavender as it dries to catch any fallen buds. It can take between seven and ten days for the stalks to dry out completely. Remove the buds from the stems. Place dry stems on a length of newspaper or a large towel, and gently roll it up like a tube. Now roll it back and forth on a hard surface like you are rolling out dough. This will dislodge the buds without crushing them.

Lavender works well with the following ingredients when making cocktails or non-alcoholic beverages: Strawberry, Cream, Figs, Blueberries, Honey, Mango, Cucumber, Thyme, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Cream, Rhubarb, and Plum

What to do with the Stems?

Add dried lavender stems to the coals on your barbecue when cooking or on firewood to add flavor or scent to your meal of fire.

Happy Easter!!!! :)

 

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Dinah has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. She is a Curator for Style Me Pretty Living, a Blogger at Earth911 and GMC Trade Secrets, and a member of Martha’s Circle. Her website, DIY Inspired has been recognized by Mashable, Parenting.com, and Circle of Moms as a Most Creative Blog. Dinah was featured on Linqia’s Community Spotlight, as an influential community leader.

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