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Peeps Cocktail for the Kid in You

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This Peeps cocktail is in no way a serious drink. It is not high-faultin’. It is not something that will be a daily drinker.

However, it is fun.

And anytime you serve someone a cocktail with a Peep garnish. You will win the day. Promise.

Kentucky Straight Peeps

Peeps Cocktail - an Easter Mimosa: two pink cocktails in champagne flutes with Peeps as garnishes
Peeps Cocktail – an Easter Mimosa

My brother-in-law LOVES peeps. But he doesn’t like fresh ones. In fact, he loves them after they’ve aged about 2 years. So each year, he gets a few packages, pokes a few holes in them, and put them in a cupboard. For two years. He loves them dried and crunchy.

When he mentioned this to me I told him he was eating Kentucky Straight Peeps (since bourbon has to aged 2 years to be called straight bourbon. He didn’t get the reference.

I thought it was hilarious.

What’s in this Peeps Cocktail

This is a cocktail for the kid in you. It is not a truly balanced cocktail, but it looks so fun with the Peeps perched on the edge that you’ll enjoy it regardless.

The cocktail contains a Peep simple syrup (recipe below), banana liqueur, coconut rum, fresh lemon juice and tad bit of allspice dram. Then we will top it all off with a splash of champagne or bubbles.

Peeps Simple Syrup

Peeps Cocktail - an Easter Mimosa: two pink cocktails in champagne flutes with Peeps as garnishes
Peeps Cocktail – an Easter Mimosa

For the Peeps simple, you’ll combine water, sugar, pink peeps, marshmallows and a few drops of pint food coloring:

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 10 pink Peeps
  • 6 large marshmallows
  • 2 drops pink food coloring

Add ingredients to a saucepan on low heat. Keep on low until everything melts and turns into a simple syrup. Strain with a fine mesh sieve and store in clean glass jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

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Easter Peeps Cocktail – a Pink Mimosa

Heather Wibbels
Make this delightful and cute Easter cocktail with that perennially contentious treat: Peeps. With a touch of coconut rum, some banana liqueur, and peeps simple it's a sweet one but a fun favorite for the season. Recipe makes 2!
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Cook Time 5 mins
3 mins
Course Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine Brunch cocktail, Champagne Cocktail
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 1 oz pink Peeps simple**
  • 1 oz banana liqueur
  • 1 oz coconut rum
  • 1/4 oz allspice dram (optional)
  • 1 mini bottle champagne or bubbles
  • Garnish: bunny Peeps

Instructions
 

  • Add ingredients except for the bubbles to a mixing glass.
  • Fill with ice and stir for 20 seconds.
  • Strain into 2 chilled champagne flutes.
  • Top with champage or bubbles
  • Garnish

Notes

Peeps Simple
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 10 pink Peeps
  • 6 large marshmallows
  • 2 drops pink food coloring
  1. Add ingredients to a saucepan on low heat.
  2. Keep on low until everything melts and turns into a simple syrup.
  3. Strain into a clean glass jar and store in the fridge up to 2 weeks.
Keyword bubbles, champagne, coconut, easter, lemon, peeps
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By on April 16th, 2022

About Heather Wibbels

Heather Wibbels is a whiskey enthusiast (Executive Bourbon Steward, no less) with a passion for cocktails. She loves researching and designing cocktails, drinking cocktails, and teaching cocktails. Mostly whiskey cocktails, given her Kentucky location

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