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Easter Bunny Shot

In the foreground, a chocolate Easter bunny with yellow eyes and no top of its head is filled with white liquid and dusted with chocolate. In the background, out of focus, is a yellow plate with three fresh strawberries on top.
Image: / Tim Nusog

Some cocktails are sophisticated affairs, combining rare spirits, bitters and liqueurs all served in elegant glasses. The Easter Bunny Shot is not one of those.

Instead, the Easter Bunny Shot is a fun “grown up” take on the childhood pastime of nibbling the ears off of a chocolate Easter bunny. Essentially boozy strawberry milk using real strawberries, the drink also includes vanilla vodka, Irish cream and heavy cream, all served in a chocolate Easter bunny—sans ears. An ideal drink to be sipped while the younger generation hunts for Easter eggs. Or, better yet, mix a round of them for friends to accompany an adult Easter egg hunt. In any case, it’s advisable to stick to only one of these shots considering the sugar in it, especially if you choose to eat the whole rabbit when you are finished with the drink. And doing that is definitely the right move.

Fresh muddled strawberries add some tartness and juiciness to the mix of vanilla vodka, Irish cream and heavy cream. Bailey’s Irish Cream is the most widely known and available Irish cream liqueur, but other brands have entered the market as well. For instance, Merrys offers a few different flavors of Irish cream, including a strawberry one to really amplify the strawberry flavors in the Easter Bunny Shot. And Carolans has been around since the late ’70s, with its traditional Irish cream flavor.

If you want to go wild for Easter, you can always play around with making your own Irish cream. Even if you only assemble a few Easter Bunny shots, you can use the rest of that homemade Irish cream for Mudslides or an Irish Affogato. Or you can use it to bake desserts to go along with the Easter Bunny Shot.

It’s difficult to make this drink properly any time of the year other than Easter season, when chocolate rabbits are available in every grocery store. But if you have an unseasonal craving for the drink, it is acceptable to pour it into a regular glass. Just be sure to have some chocolate to dust for the garnish.


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  • 1 hollow chocolate bunny

  • 2 fresh strawberries

  • 1 1/2 ounces vanilla vodka

  • 1/2 ounce Baileys Irish cream

  • 1/2 ounce heavy cream

  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup

  • Garnish: chocolate shavings


  1. Gently remove the ears from the chocolate bunny and set aside.

  2. In a mixing tin, muddle the strawberries.

  3. Add the vanilla vodka, Irish cream, heavy cream, simple syrup and ice, and shake until well-chilled.

  4. Strain into the chocolate bunny.

  5. Garnish with shavings from the amputated ears.