Are you hosting an Tampa Bay Easter gathering for your friends and family and want to ensure that there is fun for everyone? Everyone INCLUDING the adults.
Traditionally, the fun on this holiday is in challenging the children with an Easter egg hunt and witnessing their pure excitement over the Easter bunny’s visit, but this year we have a few ideas and activities that will allow the adults to have some fun as well!
1. Mimosa and Bloody Mary Bar
First things first, you will want to make sure to have an assortment of beverages for your guests to choose from upon arrival. We recommend a Bloody Mary bar stocked with Banyan Reserve Vodka, Bloody Mary mix, hot sauce and some garnishes such as celery, olives, pickled okra etc. Mimosa bars are ALWAYS a hit also! For this, we recommend providing Tippler’s Orange Liqueur, a champagne of your choice, and a variety of juice flavors for people to create their own mimosas.
Here are two St. Petersburg Distillery recipes you can share with your guests:
Banyan Bloody Mary
2 oz Banyan Reserve Vodka
3 ½ oz Bloody Mary Mix or Tomato Juice (preference)
1 oz Lemon Juice
3-5 dashes of Worcestershire Sauce
Hot Sauce to taste
Mixing Instructions: Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker or mixing glass with ice. Shake well and strain over fresh ice. Garnish with your favorite Bloody Mary garnishes.
Tippler’s Morning Mimosa
1 oz Tippler’s Orange Liqueur
1 oz freshly squeezed orange juice
3 ½ oz chilled champagne
Mixing Instructions: Add Tippler’s Orange Liqueur to a champagne flute. Next, slowly add in the champagne as it is likely to fizz up. Slowly pour orange juice in last. Garnish with an orange slice.
The Mimosa and Bloody Mary bar is a MUST, but here are some additional ideas and activities:
2. Adults only Easter egg hunt
This includes stuffing larger Easter eggs with adult prizes such as liquor minis including Banyan Reserve Vodka, Old St. Pete craft spirits and Oak & Palm rums. Another great egg stuffer for adults are lottery tickets, scratch offs and small cash prizes. If you want to get super creative, you can write down bigger prizes on a sheet of paper and stuff the eggs with those for the finder to collect at the end of the hunt. Have fun with it!
3. Adult friendly Easter piñata
This idea is similar to the Easter egg hunt, except that in this case you will fill your Easter piñata with St. Petersburg Distillery miniatures, lotto tickets, cash and other adult friendly surprises!