Easter Jelly Bean Cocktail + How To Make Jelly Bean Vodka!

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It’s Easter and if you want to take your holiday gathering up a notch – say hello to the Easter Jelly Bean Cocktail! This must-have seasonal mix of Vodka, Blue Curaçao, and Sprite is sure to put a smile on your guests’ faces. Perfect for a cheeky toast or as a standout refreshment, it’s a simple yet festive way to celebrate the season!

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Easter Jelly Bean Cocktail

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions and ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required and understand the steps and timings involved.

With Easter on the way, why not make up a batch of jelly bean vodka to use in the festive Easter Jelly Bean Cocktail?

It’s so easy to make, and you can make a multitude of different colored vodka if you like!

This post will walk you through all the details to making this Easter cocktail, from adding a sparkly, sugar rim to your glasses, and making jelly bean vodka, to shaking up the drink and garnishing it for serving up.

We’ve also included a mocktail version and how to make a big batch for parties too!

Easter Cocktail with Homemade Jelly Bean Vodka

Ingredients For Easter Jelly Bean Cocktail

For your convenience, I’ve linked any specialized ingredients needed for this recipe to Amazon below.

  • Vodkause your preferred brand (we used Absolut) to make jelly bean vodka.
  • Blue Jelly Beansto infuse the vodka with.
  • Mixed Berry Vodkause this flavored vodka if you don’t want to/don’t have time to make jelly bean vodka
  • Blue Curaçaoa blue-colored, orange-flavored liqueur
  • Spriteor any lemon-lime soda
  • Sugar Sprinklesto give the glass a sugar rim.
  • Jelly Beansmulti-colored, for garnish.
  • Fresh Mint Leavesfor garnish.
  • Fresh Whole Strawberriesfor garnish.
  • Bunny Ears Cupcake Toppers for garnish, optional.
    • If you can’t source the bunny ears cupcake toppers but want to use them in your drinks, there is a free printable template to DIY your own in our Easter Bunny Cupcakes Recipe.

This cocktail is shaken, but don’t worry if you don’t have a cocktail shaker, you could just use a container with a tight-fitting lid – like a mason jar or even the cup on a blender or smoothie maker.


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How Do You Rim a Cocktail Glass?

Adding a salt or sugar rim to a cocktail glass can be for both taste and aesthetic purposes.

We added a sugar crystal rim to our cocktail glasses as a decorative and tasty touch!

  • Pour some sugar crystals onto a small plate or saucer.
  • You could even try different flavored or colored sugar!
  • Cut a wedge of lime and then cut a notch/sit into the flesh – and run it around the rim of the glass to add juice to the inside and outside edges.
  • Dip the glass rim into the sugar and give it a twist or two (like you’re cutting cookies from pastry).
  • And you’re done!
  • You can actually buy cocktail-rimming dishes online (there is a gadget for everything!) but a small plate or saucer will work just fine.
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How Do I Make Jelly Bean Vodka?

If you’ve seen our Skittles Vodka Cocktail you’ll know how easy it is to infuse vodka with candy!

For the best results, use the same color jelly beans. In this cocktail, we used blue jelly beans.

You could make several different batches of jelly bean vodka with different colored beans.

You won’t need any fancy cocktail equipment to make this candy vodka – just a simple mason jar with a lid.

The ratio to make this candy vodka is 2:1 – 2 cups vodka to 1 cup jelly beans.

If you want to make more or less jelly bean vodka, it is easy to scale up and down.

  • Pour the jelly beans into a large mason jar and pour vodka on top. Screw on the lid and leave for 24-48 hours for the flavors and color to infuse. Shake the jar occasionally.
  • Strain the jelly bean vodka through a paper coffee filter or cheesecloth to remove the leftover candy and store the liquor in a clean, sterilized jar or bottle.

Use as required in cocktails, or drink the flavored vodka straight over ice.

You could also pour a shot into a glass and top it up with Sprite, soda water/club soda, or even Prosecco or Champagne!

How to Make a Jelly Bean Cocktail for Easter

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Easter Jelly Bean Cocktail Variations

I like to provide variations of the cocktails shared on The Purple Pumpkin Blog, such as turning the cocktail into an alcohol-free mocktail so that non-drinkers can enjoy the drink too!

Virgin Easter Jelly Bean Mocktail (Non-Alcoholic)

The easiest way to make an Easter Jelly Bean Mocktail for kids is to us a blue-colored drink such as Hawaiian Punch Berry Blue Typhoon poured into a glass with ice and decorated with jelly beans, a strawberry, and bunny ears as shown in the photos.

For adults who would still like to enjoy the taste of alcohol in their mocktail, you could try non-alcoholic alternatives. You could also experiment making non-alcholic jelly bean vodka using these alternatives too.

In the UK, try Lyre’s, which is also available on Amazon in the UK and Amazon.com.

There is also Strykk There are other brands, but this one was more widely available.

Use the non-alcoholic alternatives instead of the alcoholic ones in the recipe card.

Frozen Easter Jelly Bean Cocktail

Want to turn this Easter cocktail into a frozen slushie? Here’s how:

  • Put all the liquid ingredients in a blender with a generous amount of ice – then blend till smooth.
  • Pour into a glass and garnish with jelly beans.
  • Serve with a straw, and watch out for brain freeze!
  • You could do the same with the mocktail version too.

Big Batch Easter Jelly Bean Punch

Want to make a big batch of this candy cocktail for a party or gathering? It’s so easy!

As long as you use the same measuring container (glass, cup, jug, etc.,) for the “1 part”, the ratios will be correct and you can make as much as you need to.

To make a big batch of Jelly Bean Punch, mix together:

  • 3 parts Jelly Bean Vodka or Mixed Berry Vodka
  • 2 parts Blue Curaçao
  • Sprite (add enough to fill up your container, or as to your personal preference)

Serve the large batch cocktail in drinks dispensers, or pitchers, or go retro and serve from a punch bowl! Use whichever container you have, or suits the event you are hosting.

Make sure to add plenty of ice to your serving container of choice to keep the cocktail chilled.

Add some extra jelly beans and sliced strawberries to the mix.

When setting up your bar or cocktail serving area, you could include:

Vodka, Blue Curacao & Sprite Jelly Bean Cocktail

This cocktail recipe is intended for adults of the legal drinking age in your country of residence.
Please drink responsibly. Do not drink and drive.

How Do I Make Easter Jelly Bean Cocktail?

Check out the printable recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. To save ink, any demonstration photos do not print.

Easter Jelly Bean Cocktail

Easter Jelly Bean Cocktail

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

It's Easter and if you want to take your holiday gathering up a notch - say hello to the Easter Jelly Bean Cocktail!

Ingredients

For Jelly Bean Vodka

  • 1 cup Blue Jelly Beans
  • 2 cups Vodka

For Jelly Bean Cocktail

  • 3 oz Jelly Bean Vodka or Mixed Berry Vodka
  • 2 oz Blue Curaçao
  • Sprite

For Garnish

  • Sugar Sprinkles
  • Jelly Beans
  • Fresh Mint
  • Whole Strawberries
  • Bunny Ears Cupcake Toppers

Instructions

  1. To make the jelly bean vodka, place 1 cup of jelly beans into a large, sterilized mason jar and pour over 2 cups of vodka.
  2. Screw on the lid and shake together.
  3. Leave for 24-48 hours, shaking occasionally.
  4. Strain the jelly bean vodka through a paper coffee filter or cheesecloth to remove the leftover candy and store the liquor in a clean, sterilized jar or bottle.
  5. If you want to add a sugar rim to your glasses, rub the lime wedge around the rim of the glasses and dip them into a saucer filled with sugar sprinkles. Set them aside.
  6. To make the cocktail, pour the jelly bean vodka (or mixed berry vodka) and blue curaçao into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  7. Shake well for 15-30 seconds to combine.
  8. Strain into glasses filled with ice and top up with Sprite. Stir to combine.
  9. Add garnish of jelly beans, mint leaves, strawberries, and bunny ears as desired. Enjoy and Happy Easter!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 535Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 176mgCarbohydrates: 92gFiber: 2gSugar: 73gProtein: 2g

This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.

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