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9 whisky cocktails to shake up your Easter

Ballantine's Coke Float cocktail

No one’s too old for an Easter egg. But if your haul falls short this year, don’t fret. We’ve got you covered. 

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a treat you won’t have to hunt around the house for. From boozy chocolate shakes to fresh and fruity spring drinks, we’ve put together a shortlist of our favourite Easter cocktails, each made with Ballantine’s whisky for an extra dosing of smooth, warming sweetness.

So get your cocktail shaker out this Good Friday, because here are the best Easter whisky drinks.

Iced Hibiscus Tea

This pink drink’s for spring sipping. Floral, fragrant and fresh. Icy, yet still warming enough for a cooler spring afternoon. We love the flavours of our hibiscus tea cocktail and we’re certain you will too.

For those in the know, hibiscus is a sweet, earthy flower that brings a cranberry-like tartness to your cocktail. Mix with a dollop of honey and complementary pour of smooth, spicy scotch. Plus a lime, lemongrass and basil leaf garnish to bring extra aroma with every sip.

Hibiscus iced tea with Ballantine's 12

Iced Hibiscus Tea

Ice cold, yet still kinda warm… This summer cocktail brings together fragrant and fresh flavours with a warming whisky kick.

Atholl Brose - Scotch Whisky Cocktail Recipe

Atholl Brose

This Scottish classic is oats-so-simple. Whip this up after a dinner party to really up your hosting game.


Atholl Brose

A rich and creamy cocktail that’ll go down a treat alongside a chocolate egg. Meet the Atholl Brose. This Scottish cocktail is easy to make yet seriously impressive. A great pick for serving post Sunday roast.

Cream, honey and oatmeal water make up a sweet base. Warmed by Drambuie and our 12 Year Old whisky created by our Master Blender that’s creamy, oaky and honey-sweet. A perfect match.

Whisky Milkshake

Easter’s for indulging. So what better cocktail to make than our Whisky Milkshake. This one’s a little extra, perfect for savouring every moment of your Bank Holiday weekend on the sofa.

Like any good old fashioned shake, we’re blending up liquid chocolate, milk and ice cream with ice. But this time we’re adding whisky for an adult-only kick. Plus a bunch of over the top toppings that’ll make you feel like a kid again. Go classic with cream and marshmallows or stick with the Easter theme and sprinkle over mini eggs. We say go the whole hog and serve it in an Easter egg.

Whisky Shake - Ice Cream Milkshake Cocktail

Whisky Milkshake

Rich and creamy with a kick. If you can’t decide between dessert or whisky, this shake is for you. Strictly for over 18’s.


Whisky Apple Mule

Keep things fresh this Easter with our Whisky Apple Mule. This super refreshing whisky cocktail is a spring twist on a Moscow Mule, the classic combo of whisky, ginger beer and lime. 

Simple and sparkling, it calls for some apple juice to liven things up. A perfect drink for serving to friends and family in the garden, before your roast lamb or whenever you feel like it.

Whisky Float

Forget boring cocktails. Forget standard fizzy drinks. And instead, make a Whisky Float. Throwing you back to childhood, this tipsy remix of a cola float puts vanilla ice cream into your whisky and coke mix. It’s so good, you’ll wonder why you’ve never thought of it before. 

Quick, easy and fun to sip. It’s dessert, a drink and sure to impress your mates. What more could you want this Easter?

Berry Beer

This one’s a real crowd pleaser. Berry Beer is a whisky and beer cocktail, perfect for lager lovers and those who prefer a cocktail. It’s light, frothy and easy to drink.

It starts with fresh, muddled blueberries. A dash of honey and lemon juice. And then we pour in the whisky and beer. Creating a sweet and spiced, sparkling serve your friends will want more of. Get ahead of the game and make up a batch for your long weekend celebrations.

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Berry Beer

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Whisky Flip Recipe - Whisky & Amaretto Cocktail

Whisky Flip

Our Whisky Flip recipe is rich, creamy and delicious aka the perfect combination to get you in the festive mood. Whip one of these up and you’ll be on everyone’s nice list!


Whisky Flip

Forget dessert this Easter, all you need is a Whisky Flip. Rich, creamy and delicious. It’s the perfect combination to end your Sunday feast on. 

Whisky, Amaretto and cream make up this festive drink (one to remember when it comes back round to Christmas). Plus a spiced nutmeg garnish. Serve it up with a chocolate bunny on the side or drink it out of one with a straw. It’s Easter, there’s no excuse not to.

Speyside Spritz

This Easter, we’re celebrating with Speyside Spritz. A fresh, sparkling drink that goes down a treat. It’s our whisky twist on a classic French 75 recipe. Mixing lemon, sparkling wine (or apple cider) and sugar syrup with our sweet, smooth scotch.

We use Ballantine’s 7 American Barrel to get an extra dose of warming honeyed sweetness. Finished in American barrels, this blend is all about those deep gold, soft toffee tones and red apple notes. Raise a toast the Ballantine’s way.

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Speyside Spritz

Celebrate any occasion in style with our whisky twist on the classic French 75 cocktail.

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Summer Pitcher

Summer time, and the living’s pitchin’. Add lemon slices and halved green grapes, Ballantine’s Finest, fresh lemon juice, Lillet Blanc, and top with Lemonade. Give it a good stir and pour out a round.


Summer Pitcher

If you’re hosting this Easter, you’re gonna wanna make up this super easy drink. Our fresh and fruity whisky pitcher cocktail is a go-to for any occasion. Whether it be spring sipping, summer grilling or spontaneous nights in.

Make a round on whim or prep it in advance. It’s super easy either way. All you want is some lemon soda, fresh citrus juice and Lillet Blanc. Plus a good pour of Ballantine’s Finest to keep things smooth.

Get more inspiration for your Easter cocktails with our selection of whisky drinks. We’ve got chocolate cocktails, floral cocktails and more refreshing pitchers to serve to a crowd.

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