10 Barista-Inspired Easter Drinks Ideas


Martha Duffy


March 23, 2023


For many, Easter is a time of indulgence…and food isn’t the only thing that inspires celebrations, Easter-themed beverages have also become a big part of the weekend. 

Why not try making one of our Easter drinks? This collection of barista-inspired recipes showcases a variety of hot and cold drinks, from creme egg lattes to hot cross bun martinis. 

When to make our Easter Drinks

Whether you are hosting an intimate dinner party over the Easter weekend and are in need of some cocktail ideas, or you are a coffee shop owner looking for a seasonal special, our selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic Easter drinks recipes will have you covered. 

At Miko Coffee, we are passionate about creating products that produce delicious drinks; from our hand-roasted coffee to our professional coffee machines. We also offer barista training if you are interested in upskilling your staff and impressing customers with some truly delicious drinks. 

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Creme Egg Latte

This Creme Egg latte is truly in the spirit of Easter. This delicious coffee-based drink is made by combining espresso, steamed milk, and vanilla and caramel syrups. Keep reading for the ingredients and method. 

Creme egg lattes can be enjoyed hot or iced, and they are often topped with whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate sauce for an extra decadent touch. This sauce gives it a rich and chocolatey flavour that is just like that of the beloved Easter chocolate. Caramel sauce can also be added to recreate the gooeyness of the centre of a creme egg. 

You may even want to add crushed creme eggs on top of the whipped cream for an added crunch. Overall, a creme egg latte is a fun and delicious way to enjoy the flavours of Easter in a new and exciting way.

Hot Cross Bun Latte

This hot cross bun latte is a warm coffee-based drink that is inspired by the flavours of the sweet, spiced bread. This latte is made by combining espresso, steamed milk, and flamed orange and cinnamon syrups.

To make a hot cross bun latte, first pull a shot of espresso and pour it into a mug. An automatic bean-to-cup coffee machine will allow you to produce a deliciously fresh, high-quality espresso quickly and easily. Then add the hot cross bun syrup flavours to the espresso and stir it well to combine. Next, steam some milk until it is frothy, then pour it over the espresso and syrup mixture. The resulting latte is creamy and warming, with a subtle spice flavor that is reminiscent of the classic Easter treat.

Hot cross bun lattes can be enjoyed as is or topped with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon for an extra indulgent touch. You may even want to add a small piece of hot cross bun to your Easter drinks as a garnish. 

easter drinks

easter drinks

Caramel Hot Chocolate

This caramel hot chocolate is a decadent and indulgent drink that combines the rich, creamy flavour of hot chocolate with the sweet, buttery taste of caramel. To make this Easter drink, pour heated milk over a combination of chocolate and caramel syrup and stir until smooth. To finish, add a generous drizzle of caramel sauce on top, this will give it a beautiful marbled effect and add an extra layer of nutty sweetness.

Some variations of the drink may also include whipped cream, marshmallows, or other toppings to enhance its richness. The result is a luxurious and comforting Easter drink that is perfect for cosying up on a cold day or enjoying as a special treat.

Iced Orange Latte

This iced orange latte is a refreshing drink that combines the bold flavour of coffee with the tangy sweetness of orange. Typically, it is made by brewing a shot or two of espresso and letting it cool down to room temperature. While it is cooling, fill a glass with ice and orange syrup. Finally, top with milk and the espresso coffee. 

The combination of espresso and orange is guaranteed to make you feel energised! The milk adds a creamy texture to the drink and balances out the bitterness of the espresso. Iced Easter drinks are perfect for those after a refreshing twist on their usual cup of coffee.

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easter drinks

Salted Caramel Iced Chocolate

This salted caramel iced chocolate is the ultimate Easter drinks treat. To make it, mix chocolate and caramel syrup with cold milk and stir until fully combined. Then, add a generous drizzle of caramel sauce to the top of the drink, along with a pinch of sea salt to bring out the flavours of the caramel.

The drink is poured over ice, making it more refreshing – something that is certainly necessary given its rich chocolate content! If you want to indulge even further, you can add whipped cream to the top.

The combination of chocolate, caramel, and sea salt creates a delightful balance of flavours. The sweetness of the caramel complements the richness of the chocolate, while the sea salt adds a savoury note that elevates the overall drink. 

Flamed Orange Frappe

This flamed orange frappe is the perfect accompaniment for a warm spring day. Best of all, it is super easy to make – simply throw the ingredients into a blender and blend together until smooth. The result? A vibrant drink with a delightfully creamy and frothy texture. 

The drink is typically served in a tall glass with a straw and garnished with a slice of orange or a sprinkle of cinnamon on top. The flavour is tangy and sweet, with a citrusy zing that makes it a refreshing pick-me-up anytime. Quench your thirst and delight your taste bud by making a flamed orange frappe this Easter! 

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easter drinks

Hot Cross Bun Martini

This hot cross bun martini is a seasonal cocktail that takes its inspiration from the traditional Easter treat. The cocktail contains gin, dry vermouth, and cinnamon and orange syrup, all shaken together to create a flavourful mixture.

The hot cross bun’s signature flavours of cinnamon and dried fruit are created by the syrups, meaning that you don’t have to spend time muddling ingredients. Once the mixture is well-shaken and chilled, it is strained into a martini glass and garnished with a twist of orange.

The resulting cocktail has a sweet and spicy flavour profile, with notes of citrus and vanilla. The dry vermouth gives the drink a slightly bitter note that balances the sweetness of the cinnamon syrup.

Orange Chocolatini

An orange chocolatini is a sweet cocktail that combines the flavours of orange and chocolate. The drink contains dry gin, Bailey’s, cream, orange syrup, and white chocolate liqueur, all shaken together to create a smooth and creamy mixture.

Use a cocktail shaker to combine the ingredients and shake until well-chilled. The resulting drink is then strained into a martini glass and garnished with a twist of orange peel or a sprinkle of cocoa powder. Don’t forget to coat the rim of the glass with chocolate powder and place in the fridge before serving. 

An orange chocolatini is a perfect cocktail for those who love velvety, rich drinks with a touch of citrus. It makes a great adult dessert or Easter drinks option for the weekend!

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easter drinks

Chocolate Hard Shake

A chocolate hard shake is a sinfully rich dessert-like cocktail that is perfect for those who love the combination of chocolate and alcohol. It’s typically made with chocolate ice cream, chocolate syrup, and a splash of rum or other liquor, and then blended together.

To make a chocolate hard shake, the chocolate ice cream, chocolate syrup and rum are typically blended together in a blender until smooth and creamy. The mixture is then poured into a chilled glass and garnished with whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup or cocoa powder.

The ice cream and syrup provides a sweet and creamy base, while the rum adds a bold and complex flavor that balances out the sweetness. The whipped cream adds an extra layer of creaminess, making it the perfect indulgence for those who love a sweet and boozy treat.

Vanilla Espresso Martini

A vanilla espresso martini is a sophisticated and luxurious cocktail that combines the bold flavour of espresso with the sweetness of vanilla. The drink typically contains vodka, fresh espresso, vanilla syrup, and Kahula, all shaken together to create a smooth and creamy mixture.

To make a vanilla espresso martini, the ingredients are typically combined in a cocktail shaker with ice and shaken until well-chilled. The resulting drink is then strained into a chilled martini glass and garnished with a few espresso beans or a sprinkle of cocoa powder. 

The flavour of a vanilla espresso martini is rich and complex, with the bold and bitter taste of espresso balanced by the sweetness of the vanilla syrup and cream. The vodka adds a subtle kick of alcohol, making it the perfect after-dinner cocktail, ideal for Easter weekend celebrations!

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If you have been inspired by our delicious Easter drinks recipes, and want to get your hand on some syrups or coffee, visit our website or get in touch with a member of our friendly team.


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