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Candy’s TGIF Chocolate Caramel Easter Egg

Oh, the Easter cocktail drama!

As any good churchgoer knows, the proper way to celebrate Easter Day is to chuckle at pets in Easter bonnets, followed by pounding a tasty Easter cocktail.  So I scoured the Web for such a drink and came across the irresistibly titled “Easter Bunny Cocktail.”  Mmmm… perfect, I thought!  Skye and I even walked to BevMo (where they totally gave me the stink eye for pushing a babe in a stroller inside) to grab some liquor we didn’t have on-hand.  The drink called for:

  • 2 oz. dark crème de cacao
  • 1 oz. vodka
  • 1 tsp chocolate syrup
  • 1 tsp cherry brandy

I then poured the crème de cacao and vodka into a cocktail shaker with ice, shook it, strained it into a glass, and floated the chocolate syrup and cherry brandy on top.  Just as the directions told me to do.  Which yielded this…

Be careful:  You can get drunk just LOOKING at the Easter Bunny.  True story!  Now we know why he’s got such hippity in his hop.  Whatever that means.

So, yeah, the Easter Bunny cocktail is strong, which usually means an automatic thumbs up from me.  But I didn’t think it was so yummy — not even after adding my no-fail shot of milk to take the edge off — and did not feel comfortable recommending it to my fellow, um, churchgoers.  A sad story, right?

Frustrated but far from defeated, I finally happened upon a winner:

THE CHOCOLATE CARAMEL EASTER EGG

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 oz.  Baileys with Caramel
  • 1 1/2 oz. Dark Crème de Cacao
  • 1/2 oz.  Butterscotch Schnapps

INSTRUCTIONS

This is a toughie:  Shake all of the ingredients together with ice, then strain into a cocktail glass.   Done.  The Easter Bunny cocktail recipe had gotten me in the mood for chocolate syrup, so I also drizzled some of that goodness on top.

Clearly, the plastic egg that Skye got at daycare makes it an OFFICIAL Easter drink.  Oh, and I guzzled this in about ten second flat.  Because I LOVE EASTER THAT MUCH.

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Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. A humor columnist for Disney, Nickelodeon, Scary Mommy, Reductress and Redbook, she also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation (so send all complaints to them).

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