Easter is one of those holidays that really loses its magical sparkle as you get older. Remember the days when you’d wait hungrily for those Easter eggs to come rolling in from relatives and friends? How time would crawl until Easter Sunday, the day you could finally devour all that chocolate? Well, good, because those days are gone. But why don’t you try recreate the excitement with your good friends Wine and Beer? Check out these ideas to get you back in the mood for a true grown-up Easter.
1. Boozy Easter Brunch
Recreate those family get-togethers of old with an Easter boozy brunch. It’s not that much of a break from tradition ¬– Easter Sunday is supposed to be the day you celebrate your hardcore forty-day abstinence from vice ¬¬– so what better way to pat yourself on the back than with cheese and red wine, open-faced smoked salmon bagels and prosecco or a hearty pizza party with top notch craft beer?
2. Easter Wine Cocktails
Take the Easter holiday as another chance to enjoy late morning cocktails without the guilt – it’s like Christmas-lite! Throw together a few pre-brunch cocktails such as prosecco-based Belini or Spritz, a summery rosé daiquiri or bold and punchy sangria, only if you’re in the mood to share, that is…
3.Wine and Chocolate Pairings
Satisfy your nostalgic sweet tooth the grown-up way this Easter with your two favourite things – wine and chocolate. It can be quite difficult to find a great match, but roughly speaking, there a few golden rules to follow to achieve a successful pairing. Dark chocolate requires bold and fruity full-bodied wines such as a classic Cabernet or Nero d’Avola. Milk chocolate should be paired with a subtle sweetness or silkiness that can stand up to the high sugar content of the chocolate; choose a Barbera or even a Riesling. White chocolate, truffles and pralines partner well with sweeter sparkling wines such as prosecco or Champagne.
4. Easter Beer Hunt
Replace Easter eggs in this classic hide-and-seek game with bottles of beer if you’re looking for a novel way to keep the adults entertained this holiday. It’s simple. Hide bottles of beer around the apartment and then let the grown-ups loose to find the goods. Whoever manages to find a bottle may lay claim to the beer – and thus grown-up Easter hilarity will ensue. Lacking space? Switch it up by hiding mini-eggs instead, encouraging your guests to take a sip of their bevvies whenever they find a prize.
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