5 Cocktails To Celebrate This Easter In Style

Entertaining this Easter? These five egg-cellent Easter cocktails will have your family and friends hopping with egg-citement.

So go and grab your cocktail shaker and come and join us for hoppy hour!

Hands holding a bottle and a glass of Tempus Two Prosecco

Chocolate Martini

Why you will love this cocktail

If you’re more inclined to indulge in a sweet tipple over a traditional dessert, then you’ll love this divine Chocolate Martini recipe. We blend the earthy, citrusy notes of Tempus Two Botanical Gin with rich and luscious chocolate and coffee liqueurs, which are taken to new heights with heavenly chocolate syrup or ganache. A truly decadent way to end a big day of Easter feasting.


Serves 2


How to make a Chocolate Martini

  • Spread one tablespoon of chocolate syrup (or ganache) onto a shallow plate.
  • Dip the rims of your two martini glasses into chocolate syrup to coat the edges.
  • Drizzle the remaining chocolate syrup inside each glass.
  • Combine coffee cream liqueur, chocolate liqueur, and gin in a cocktail shaker.
  • Fill with crushed ice and shake until thoroughly chilled.
  • Divide the mixture evenly between the two martini glasses.
  • Garnish each glass with shaved chocolate and serve.


White Cargo Cocktail

Why you will love this cocktail

Another delicious dessert substitute, this grown-up sundae-milkshake hybrid, was invented by Harry Craddock, English bartender extraordinaire at The Savoy Hotel in the 1930s. Originally a simple three-ingredient drink featuring vanilla ice cream, gin, and a splash of dry white wine, modern versions now also include Chardonnay for an extra kick of flavour. Give this vintage cocktail a whirl this Easter and impress your friends with your old-school mixology skills.


Serves 1


How to make a White Cargo cocktail

  • Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
  • Add a little extra wine if you need to thin out the consistency.
  • Pour the mixture into a martini glass.
  • Dust with grated nutmeg and serve.

​​Mixed Berry Sangria

Why you will love this cocktail

If you’re entertaining a large group, our Mixed Berry Sangria is a fantastic, crowd-pleasing cocktail as it can be made in a large pitcher or punch bowl ahead of time, and it's easy for your guests to serve themselves.

Given Sangria's Spanish roots, we recommend using Tempranillo for the red wine base. If you prefer a non-alcoholic option, simply swap the wine for Tempus Two Zero Red Blend (minus the brandy). And for a lighter take on the classic, try using Tempus Two Lighten Up Shiraz, so your guests can savour the moment a little longer.


Serves 6

  • 750ml Tempus Two Varietal Tempranillo
  • 250ml brandy (optional)
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup strawberries hulled
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 3 cups apple juice
  • 2 cups sparkling or soda water
  • Crushed ice
  • Extra strawberries for garnish


How to make a Mixed Berry Sangria

  • In a large pitcher, add the red wine, blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, brandy (if using), and apple juice. Stir until mixed.
  • Chill for at least 4 hours.
  • Add the sparkling water to the pitcher and stir.
  • Ladle the Sangria into punch glasses or small tumblers filled with ice to serve.

Bottle of Tempus Two Prosecco with a mimosa cocktail

Prosecco and Elderflower Spritzer

Why you will love this cocktail

This Prosecco and Elderflower Spritzer is a light and lively cocktail that has refreshing floral notes accented with flavours of citrus, pear and lychees. It’s a delicious, easy-to-make brunch beverage to serve on Easter morning.

Like the Mixed Berry Sangria, this recipe can be customised to suit your crowd. Choose from Tempus Two's range of proseccos, like our traditional Copper Prosecco, mid-strength Lighten Up Prosecco, or our non-alcoholic Zero Prosecco (when used with elderflower cordial).


Serves 1

  • 90ml Tempus Two Copper Prosecco
  • 50ml elderflower liqueur or cordial
  • 90ml sparkling or soda water
  • Lime wedge for garnish


How to make a Prosecco and Elderflower Spritzer

  • Fill a tall tumbler or Collins glass with ice.
  • Pour Prosecco over the ice, followed by the elderflower liqueur or cordial.
  • Top up the glass with sparkling water.
  • Garnish with a wedge of lime and serve.


Chocolate Gin and Tonic

Why you will love this cocktail

This decadent twist on the classic recipe is sure to impress your guests and add a touch of indulgence to your Easter celebration.


Serves 1


How to make a Chocolate Gin and Tonic

  • Fill a tall glass with ice.
  • Add gin and chocolate liqueur and stir.
  • Top up tonic water.
  • Garnish with fresh mint and shaved dark chocolate to serve.


For more entertaining ideas, check out our cocktail recipes and recommended celebration wines.


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