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Cottontail Martini

Sipping on this gorgeous Easter Martini this holiday will definitely add something special to your brunch, lunch, or dinner gathering. This Cottontail Martini is a beautiful white martini made with the sweet flavors of coconut, pineapple, and vanilla.

cottontail martini cocktail garnished with coconut flakes and a large marshmallow

Easy Cottontail Martini Recipe

Easter is commonly a brunch holiday, and what goes better with brunch than cocktails? If you’re looking to upgrade from the traditional mimosas, this is a drink the whole family will be talking about.

This Easter-theme cocktail is named after Peter Cottontail, the bunny that hops down the bunny trail, leaving delicious treats for the kids. His white fluffy tail is the inspiration for this white, pineapple and coconut-flavored drink that’s garnished with frosting, coconut, and a marshmallow.

It brings the springtime cheer and will put a smile on the faces of everyone around your table.

Want to serve a variety of drinks at your brunch gathering? Here are a few of my favorites:

Lemonade Mimosas
Pineapple Mimosas
Peeps Mimosas (perfect for Easter)
Sparkling Tequila Kiss

ingredients to make a cottontail martini on a wooden tray

What You’ll Need to Make This Cottontail Martini

  • Coconut rum – Malibu works great, but any sweet coconut rum will do.
  • Vanilla vodka – Choose your favorite brand, but I like Ciroc, Grey Goose, or Absolut.
  • Coconut milk – You’ll want coconut milk, not water for this recipe.
  • Pineapple Juice – Any variety will do.
  • Ice cubes – Enough to fill a shaker for each drink you plan to serve.
  • Vanilla frosting – Make your own or buy a ready-made can from the supermarket.
  • Coconut flakes – Buy a fresh bag if yours have gotten a bit old and dry.
  • Large marshmallow – optional garnish to make a ‘bunny tail.’
pouring Parrot Bay rum into a cocktail shaker with ice

How to Make an Easter Coconut Cocktail

You’ll need a cocktail shaker, a martini glass, and two shallow dishes. Gather all your ingredients, and let’s get hopping!

  • Rim your glass. First, place a scoop of vanilla frosting on a shallow plate. Microwave for 5-10 seconds until it’s a just bit runny. Coat the rim of your martini glass in the frosting. Give it a swirl if needed. Place your coconut on another shallow dish. Dip your rimmed glass in the coconut flakes.
  • Shake up your drink. Add ice cubes to your cocktail shaker. Pour the vanilla vodka, coconut rum, pineapple juice, and coconut milk over the ice. Shake well.
  • Garnish and serve. Strain the martini into the martini glass. Garnish with a large marshmallow to create a bunny tail. Enjoy!
a cottontail martini cocktail next to a silver shaker, a bottle of Parrot Bay rum and pineapple juice

Tips for Making The Perfect Cottontail Martini

Here are some ways to make sure you make perfect coconut martinis this Easter:

  • Stockpile your ice beforehand. You won’t want to run out. Before everyone has enjoyed one or two of these yummy cocktails.
  • You can substitute whipped cream vodka for vanilla vodka if you want for a slightly different flavor.
  • You can be creative with other garnishes, but vanilla frosting works well because it really holds the coconut onto the glass without running. In a pinch, use sanding or coarse sugar instead of the coconut.

Can I Make a Non-alcoholic Cottontail Martini?

Absolutely! This drink can be enjoyed without alcohol. You can simply omit it and use additional pineapple juice and coconut milk, or you can replace it with non-alcoholic creme liqueur and/or coconut rum, both of which should be available at a larger liquor store in your area.

A close up photo of an Easter Coconut Cocktail garnished with coconut flakes and a marshmallow

How to Store

If you couldn’t finish your martini, you can save it for later. I recommend covering your glass with plastic wrap and placing it in the fridge. If you want to, you can shake it up again over ice before you finish it!

Can I Make Easter Cottontail Martinis Advance?

I think these (and any martinis) are best when made to order. If you really want to put a pitcher of this on the table, place a large chunk of ice inside the pitcher to keep it nice and cold. As the ice melts, it may water down the drink, however.

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Cottontail Martini

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Sipping on this gorgeous Easter Martini this holiday will definitely add something special to your brunch, lunch, or dinner gathering. This Cottontail Martini is a beautiful white martini made with the sweet flavors of coconut, pineapple, and vanilla.

  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2oz Coconut Rum
  • 2oz Coconut Milk
  • 2oz Pineapple Juice
  • Ice Cubes 
  • Vanilla Frosting
  • Coconut Flakes
  • Large Marshmallow
  • 2oz Vanilla Vodka

Instructions

  1. Coat the rim of a martini glass with frosting.
  2. Roll in coconut flakes.
  3. Add ice cubes into a cocktail shaker.
  4. Pour in the vanilla vodka, coconut rum, pineapple juice & coconut milk.
  5. Shake well.
  6. Pour into the martini glass.
  7. Garnish with a large marshmallow to create a bunny tail & enjoy.
  8. Cheers. 
  • Author: sky
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Additional Time: 0 hours
  • Cook Time: 0 hours
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 942
  • Sugar: 79
  • Sodium: 329
  • Fat: 42
  • Saturated Fat: 34
  • Unsaturated Fat: 7
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 99
  • Fiber: 9
  • Protein: 4
  • Cholesterol: 0

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