Easter is a time to get together with friends and family, enjoy a few big meals together, and shower sweets on the kids searching for the Easter Bunny. With all the excitement, you may have forgotten the original reason you’ve got two days off work - that central figure of the New Testament, Mr. Christ himself. For a man that has inspired so many billions of people over the past two millennia, it only seems fitting that he would also inspire the priests of parties - bartenders. So here’s your excuse to get out of going to church this Sunday - stay home and mix these Jesus cocktails. The sacrament wine is never any good anyway.

The Jesus

  • 1 oz. Southern Comfort®
  • 1.5 oz. Ice cubes
  • 1 tsp. Grenadine
  • 1 tbs. Lemon juice
  • Orange juice

Method: 1) Put crushed ice into clear glass. 2) Pour grenadine syrup over ice. 3) Gently pour Southern Comfort in the mix. 4) Add lemon juice. 5) Shake and add Orange juice. 6) Put slice of lime and 2 straws into glass. 7) Enjoy. 8) Repeat until step 1 is too hard.

Sweet Jesus

  • 1 oz. Amaretto
  • 1 oz. Malibu Rum
  • 1 oz. Southern Comfort
  • 1 oz. Vodka
  • 1 oz. Milk
  • Maple Syrup

Method: Blend all ingredients except syrup with ice until smooth. Pour into a glass and drizzle with maple syrup.

flaming jesus
  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • 1 splash lime juice
  • 1 splash grenadine syrup
  • 1 splash high proof rum

Method: Pour vodka, lime juice, and grenadine into shot glass. Then layer 151 proof rum on top from the back of a spoon. Light the 151 and shoot it while lit if you dare. If you are worried about shooting a lit drink, just blow out the flame and then shoot the drink.

Weeping Jesus

  • 1 oz. La Fee Parisienne Superieure
  • 1 oz. Original Peachtree Liqueur
  • 1 oz. Grenadine syrup
  • Top up with lemonade

Method: Shake liqueurs and syrup together on ice; strain into glass filled with crushed ice. Top up with lemonade.

Purple Jesus

  • 8 ml (1/4 oz.) raspberry-flavoured vodka
  • Splash of citrus liqueur (like Blue Curaçao)
  • Splash of cranberry juice
  • Splash of elderflower syrup
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 raspberry

Method: Combine all ingredients except the raspberry in a shaker filled with ice; Shake vigorously for 8 to 10 seconds; 3 Shake vigorously for 8 to 10 seconds; 4 Garnish with the raspberry on a pick.

bloody mary
  • 3 oz blood orange juice
  • 2 oz white rum
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 1 dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • Celery salt
  • Ground pepper
  • Hot pepper sauce to taste
  • Horseradish to taste (optional)
  • Celery stalk and/or pickle spear for garnish
  • Lemon and/or lime wedge for garnish

Method: Build the liquid ingredients in a highball glass over ice cubes. Stir well. If you feel like trying a fun mixing technique, try rolling this one. Add the seasonings to taste. Garnish with a lemon or lime and celery or pickle.