Some cocktails are sophisticated affairs, combining rare spirits, bitters and liqueurs and serving them in an elegant crystal glass. The Easter Bunny Shot is not one of them.
What the Easter Bunny Shot is is a fun “grown up” take on a childhood pastime of nibbling the ears off of a chocolate Easter bunny. Sort of a take on a 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. It’s something to be sipped while the younger generation hunt 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, considering the sheer amount of sugar in it, especially if you choose to eat the whole rabbit when you are finished with the drink (which is definitely the right move).
Fresh muddled strawberries adds 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 kind of 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 a traditional Irish cream flavor.
If you want to go really crazy for Easter, you can always play around with making your own Irish cream. Even if you only make a few Easter Bunny shots, you can use the rest of it for Mudslides or some Irish Affogato. Or you can use it in baking and make some desserts to go along with the Easter Bunny Shot.
Frankly, it’s difficult to make this drink properly any other time of the year than Easter season, when chocolate rabbits are readily available in every grocery store. But if you really have a 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
- 1/4 ounce simple syrup
- 1/2 ounce heavy cream
- Garnish: chocolate shavings
Gently remove the ears from the chocolate bunny and set aside.
In a mixing tin, muddle the strawberries.
Add the vanilla vodka, Irish cream, heavy cream and simple syrup, add ice, and shake until well-chilled.
Strain into the chocolate bunny.
Garnish with shavings from the amputated ears.