Concoct Some Easter Cocktails

Candy Arctic Kiss Cocktail AKA Easter Arctic Kiss Cocktail*

This is a plan-ahead recipe. It’s still easy, but read through first to get the idea. First, make sure you have your ingredients and utensils:

1 bag of Starburst (vegan) Jelly Beans (make sure the bag has different colors of jelly beans)

1 bottle of Vodka

1 bottle of Champagne

1 Lemon

1 Lime

1 Orange


Glass Jars with Lids

Measuring Cup



Cocktail Shaker (or just use one of the glass jars and the strainer)

Next, infuse your vodka:

Pick what colors of cocktails you would like. (I chose yellow, pink, orange, and green.) For each color, put 1/4 cup single-color jelly beans and 1/2 cup vodka in a glass jar. If all of one color is a bit less than 1/4 cup, just use what you have. Let the beans and spirits work their magic for a day or two . .  Then jar by jar, strain the jelly beans out of the vodka, keeping the liquids separate. If you’re unsqueamish, eat the gooey jelly bean remnants. (I composted mine.)

Finally, mix your cocktails per serving:

2 ounces jelly bean-infused vodka

3 ounces champagne

1 lemon or lime or orange disc as a garnish (mix and match colors)



Put the vodka and ice in a cocktail shaker and shake.

Add the champagne.

Strain into a glass.

Garnish with a disc.

Before drinking, squeeze the disc into the cocktail. Or if you’re civilized, simply float the disc on the cocktail.


*Recipe adapted from

Leave a comment


  1. Wow. I like the swelling cocktail effect in the photos. Looks like the cocktail liquid is swelling because of the angle of the shot. (BTW I’m 2 1/2 cocktails thoroughly taste-tested right now. 5 thumbs up!)

  2. Those look and sound yummy! Sadly, I’m on the road with no access to jelly beans, vodka, or champagne, so I’ll have to try these later. I’m thinking extensive testing will be required…

    • Thanks, they are yummy! I thoroughly taste-tested all 4 colors. Another 5 thumbs up! 🙂 (Though you still might want to do your own taste-testing, as they may taste different in Canada.)

  3. christophergronlund

     /  April 7, 2012

    Belly fulla chocolate + colorful cocktails = perfect way to prepare for the arrival of the giant rabbit.

    • That reminds me, I still need to see the movie “Harvey.” Or maybe I’ll watch “Night of the Lepus” again. 🙂

  4. This really answered my drawback, thank you!


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