Once you’ve finished hunting for eggs, concentrate on pairing your Easter brunch or dinner with some adult Easter treats.
Here’s The Daily Sip's guide to a hoppin’ good Easter meal to suit a basket-full of tastes.
While Hunting for Eggs…
You can start by kicking it old-school and serving mimosas. Vitamin C is a plus since this winter has kept many of us indoors, plus bubbles make this a perfect breakfast cocktail to walk with while hunting for eggs. Mix OJ with your favorite bubbles.
Recommendation: ALTADONNA Prosecco Superiore non-vintage (Veneto, Italy) $14
Vinho Verde Sangria is another great Easter starter. A bottle of the Portuguese vinho verde wine, 2 cups of ginger ale, ½ cup of Cointreau, and some fresh fruit over ice make great hunting and sipping.
Recommendation: BROADBENT Vinho Verde non-vintage (Portugal) $9
First Course Cocktail
A spring salad, like this recipe with endive and watercress, makes a lovely start to an Easter meal, as does this Honey-Mustard Glazed Shrimp and Scallops recipe. The seafood can also work as a non-meat-eaters’ main. Both pair well with a crisp sancerre.
Recommendation: DOMAINE FERNARD GIRARD Sancerre 2011 (Loire Valley, France) $25
Main Course Pairings
Nothing says Easter like a beautiful ham. This honey-glazed recipe works well with something aromatic like riesling or gewürztraminer. Pinot noir would be a great go-to if red is your preference.
Recommendation: DONNHOFF Riesling 2011 (Nahe, Germany) $22
Recommendation: LOUIS LATOUR Pinot Noir 2010 (Burgundy, France) $14
With any great meal, it’s all about the sides. Potato gratin and roasted spring vegetables are perfect for the season’s festivities.