Okay, full disclosure. For the past couple weeks, I have been oddly obsessed with Easter. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m so looking forward to spring or that I recently purchased some really cute bunny home accessories. Maybe it’s a combination of the two. Who knows.

Whatever the reason, I have put this latest obsession to good use and whipped up a variety of beautiful spring ideas to share with you. Today, let’s continue the fun with this Cottontail Martini.

Cottontail Martini - a coconut martini cocktail recipe for spring and Easter.

If you haven’t already guessed, this martini was inspired by Peter Cottontail, the rabbit that went hoppin’ down the bunny trail. (The word “cocktail” made me think of the song.) This cocktail has a delightful coconut flavor and an adorable marshmallow tail.

Cottontail Martini - a coconut martini cocktail recipe for spring and Easter.

Cottontail Martini - a coconut martini cocktail recipe for spring and Easter.

I opted to use coconut in this martini because of its white color and the fact that it reminds me of springtime.

The cocktail base is two liquors: whipped vodka and coconut rum. Yes, whipped vodka is a flavored vodka, and it’s actually pretty tasty. (I use the Pinnacle brand.) Along with the liquors, you’ll need half and half, cream of coconut. (I recommend this brand.), and pineapple juice. I know you might be tempted to skip the pineapple juice, but don’t. The tropical fruitiness that it brings to this martini is a must.

Cottontail Martini - a coconut martini cocktail recipe for spring and Easter.

For garnish, start by rimming the glass with coconut. To help the coconut stick, give it a quick chop before using it. I also prefer to use honey as the “glue.” That seems to work best.

Cottontail Martini - a coconut martini cocktail recipe for spring and Easter.

Cottontail Martini - a coconut martini cocktail recipe for spring and Easter.

For the pièce de résistance, cut a small slit in a marshmallow and hang it on the edge of the glass.

Cottontail Martini - a coconut martini cocktail recipe for spring and Easter.

Voila! Adorable and delicious.

Cottontail Martini - a coconut martini cocktail recipe for spring and Easter.

Cottontail Martini - a coconut martini cocktail recipe for spring and Easter.

Coconut is one of my favorite Easter flavors, so this Cottontail Martini is a clear winner in my book. That, plus the marshmallow “tail,” will make this the perfect martini for all of your spring celebrations.

Let’s shake one up.

Cottontail Martini - a coconut martini cocktail recipe for spring and Easter.

Cottontail Martini

Makes 1 martini

Here's what you will need:
1.5 ounces whipped vodka (or vanilla vodka)
1.5 ounces coconut rum
2 ounces half and half
1/2 ounce cream of coconut
Splash of pineapple juice
Honey, chopped sweetened coconut, and marshmallow to garnish

Begin with two shallow dishes. To one, add a teaspoon of honey. To the other, add the sweetened coconut. (I recommend giving the coconut a rough chop before using.) Rim the edge of the martini glass first in the honey and then in the coconut. Set aside.

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the whipped vodka, coconut rum, half and half, cream of coconut, and pineapple juice. Shake vigorously; then strain into your prepared martini glass.

Using a knife, make a small slit in a marshmallow. Slip the marshmallow on the side of the martini glass.

Sip and enjoy!

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I certainly hope you find this martini to be delicious, fun, and festive.


Cottontail Martini - a coconut martini cocktail recipe for spring and Easter.

Bottoms up!

Cottontail Martini - a coconut martini cocktail recipe for spring and Easter.

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Comments

  • nancy at

    Nice shout out on Young House Love podcast!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Aw! Thank you so much. I was so touched by their kind compliments. 🙂

      xo Michael

  • Elle at

    Love that marshmallow tail! Your mention of Peter Cottontail brought back many wonderful Easter memories. Thank you.

  • Cathy at

    Thanks for giving us something every day this week! I, personally, needed it.

    Happy Friday!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      You bet! I’m doing my best to be a better blogger. Ha! I appreciate you noticing! 🙂 Happy Weekend!

      xo Michael

  • Cathy at

    Hi Michael,
    Love your blog! I was wondering where you got the silver bunny pictured in the background?
    Cathy

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you!! He’s actually copper colored. I found him at HomeGoods. 🙂

      xo Michael

  • Carol Griffin at

    This looks heavenly and sounds even better with all of my favorite ingredients! For whatever reason, coconut just screams Easter and Spring. Absolutely love your blog and especially all those great cocktails you come up with. Keep them coming!!! Beautiful and sunny here on the South Carolina coast but a little chilly this weekend. Have a Great Weekend!

  • Meg at

    Hi, I’m not sure if this is a language barrier (I’m Australian), but in the recipe you mention “half & half” … what is that? If you could please email me back, I’d be so very grateful as this recipe looks amazing and I’d love to give it a go. Peace.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Meg, Half and Half is pretty common here in the United States. It’s basically short for “half milk, half heavy cream”. It’s sold in the stores in a carton called “half and half”. People use it for cocktail, thickening sauces, baking, etc. If you don’t have something comparable, use half whole milk and half cream. Hope that helps!

      xo Michael

  • Eden Passante at

    This is so cute! I love coconut so I definitely need to make these! Love it!

  • Sandra L Garth at

    Your pictures are fantastic and if this doesn’t put you in the mood for spring I don’t know what will.

  • Charli at

    This looks yummmy!!! Spring cannot come too soon. Has been so wet and cold in the Pacific NW this year. Love the coconut trim and the marshmallow tsail! So cute!

    Thanks for sharing!!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Same here! Bring on the spring and sunshine!

      xo Michael

  • Lisa at

    This is soooo delicious!!! Perfect for ringing in the warm spring weather and Easter festivities! Thanks for sharing!

    Lisa

  • Sue at

    I’m thinking of using this one for my Christmas Cocktail party – the white makes me think of snow obviously – I’ll have to think of a n alternative seasonal name!

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