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Easter Martini {The Perfect Purple Martini}

This Easter martini is delicious and perfect for spring.  Made simply with gin, vermouth and rum! It’s festive and refreshing, with a candy rim making it perfect for Easter. 

Easter Martini

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Want a purple martini?

 Really, who could turn down this one?

This pretty martini is perfectly balanced and refreshingly tart, served with a sprinkle candy rim and a beautiful lilac color. 

It looks so festive that it’s great for celebrations of all kinds: be it an Easter brunch or New Year’s.

Whatever the occasion: this martini delivers! If you want to impress your guests at your next Easter gathering, make sure to include this outstanding drink. 

Purple martini

What’s in an Easter martini?

An Easter Martini is a spring version of a gin martini. 

It’s similarities to the classic martini end with the name! This Easter martini is made with Empress Gin which gives it the beautiful violet color. 

Easter martini ingredients

To make this drink you need:

  • Empress Gin
  • Vermouth
  • Bacardi Limon

Bacardi Limon is a naturally flavored rum that makes this drink perfect for spring.  I also use it in my Easter Mojito With Peeps because it is refreshing and light. 

If you don’t have the Bacardi Limon, you can use plain white rum instead. 

 What Is Empress 1908 Gin?

The name of this pretty gin refers to the landmark Fairmont Empress hotel in Victoria, British Columbia. This gin was created at the hotel and is now popular the world over. 

The gin is made with eight organic botanicals and a non-GMO corn spirit as the base. The lilac hue comes from Butterfly pea blossom. 

How to make an Easter martini

If you’re ready to get drinking, here are the basic steps to the purple martini. 

  1. Shake in a cocktail shaker. Take the gin, rum and vermouth, and shake it together in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Strain into a glass and add garnish. Strain the drink into the martini glass and add a garnish

How To Garnish Your Easter Martini

How to garnish your Easter martini

I kept it simple and garnished my Easter martini with a purple lavender Peep marshmallow. 

How to make a sprinkle rim

Lastly, let’s talk about that sprinkle rim! Entirely optional, this gives your cocktail the perfect Easter look and makes it much more festive. 

I first made the sprinkle rim when I made my Red Velvet Martini and it now a mainstay for fun and decadent cocktails. 

It is so easy to make the rim:

  1. Spread non-pareil sprinkles on a plate or large bowl in an even layer.
  2. On another plate put chocolate syrup (the kind you use on ice cream) or melted chocolate
  3. Tilt the glass into the chocolate so that it sticks to the outside edge.
  4. Next dip the chocolate rim into the sprinkles. Set aside for a few minutes before making the martini. 

sprinkle rim on an Easter martini

When to serve a Purple Martini

Although we call it an Easter martini, this drink works well for so many occasions. It’s great as a:

Easter Martini
Yield: 1

Easter Martini

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes

This Easter martini is the perfect purple martini for a shower or brunch. Light and delicious, this is one fancy cocktail recipe.


  • 2 oz Empress 1908 Gin
  • 2 oz Bacardi Limon
  • 1 oz Dry Vermouth


  1. Combine all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Shake for 15 seconds.
  2. Strain into a martini glass and serve immediately.


To create the sprinkle rim:

  1. Put melted chocolate or chocolate syrup into a shallow bowl or saucer
  2. Dip the glass into the chocolate and then into a bowl of non pareil sprinkles.
  3. Set aside for a few minutes before pouring your cocktail

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More martini recipes!

If you are in the mood for even more martinis, here are a few you might like:

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