9 Ways to Drink That Leftover Easter Candy

Raid your kid’s Easter basket for a good cause: a delicious, sugary cocktail!
Drink Leftover Candy

Time for a visit from the grown-up Easter bunny.


The Easter ham has been cooked and devoured. 

The painful photos with the Easter bunny have been taken. Your kids are still exhausted from the Easter egg hunt, and you’ve heard just about enough renditions of “Here Comes Peter Cottontail.”

9 Ways to Drink Your Leftover Easter Candy

You’re simply spent after the holiday. As you clean up the last few pieces of holiday decor and Easter grass, you start picking through your kids’ Easter baskets. Damn, that is a lot of candy.

There are plenty of things you can do with leftover candies to make sure your kids don’t fall into a sugar coma, but why not treat yourself to a few of these bite-sized sweets? And moreover, why not turn them into tasty cocktails and sweet shakes that you can use to decompress after a busy holiday weekend?

You may be surprised to learn that you can repurpose most of your Easter basket sweets into unbelievably tasty cocktails and infused liqueurs. From handfuls of jelly beans to packages of abandoned Peeps, these candies can be put to work to make unique and delicious cocktails. Check out some of our favorite recipes so you can drink your Easter candy, too!

Candy-Infused Gin

Any sugar-coated candy, such as Skittles or Starbursts, will do for this drink! Simply separate the candies by flavor, put them in the bottom of a sealable jar, and pour gin over them for a delicious cocktail base you can claim as your own.

Chocolate Crème Cocktail

Can’t get enough of those chocolate crème eggs Easter is known for? Our cocktail may seem a little decadent for brunch, but so is eating a whole handful of jelly beans before 10:30 a.m., and if you’re anything like us, you’re doing that, too. Go the extra mile: Crumble the remnants of your crème eggs and garnish the top of your cocktail with the results. Go ahead. Treat yo’ self.