Easter 2024: herbs, sparkling wine

Why does everyone always only think of the egg at Easter? Colorful chocolate eggs, blown-out and painted decorative eggs, dyed eggs for breakfast on Easter Sunday - and of course: eggnog.

Easter 2024: herbs, sparkling wine

Why does everyone always only think of the egg at Easter? Colorful chocolate eggs, blown-out and painted decorative eggs, dyed eggs for breakfast on Easter Sunday - and of course: eggnog. It is now available in many strange colors and lots of more or less tempting flavors. Rum, chocolate, whiskey - whatever tastes good is allowed. But what should you do if eggnog doesn't appeal to your palate at all? The creamy mix of egg yolks, sugar, cream and a hefty sip of grain (or another spirit) isn't for everyone. But there are alternatives. Five liquid treats between 10 and 35 revolutions for an enjoyable Easter 2024.

Let's start with a wild eggnog mix from the Ore Mountains. The master distillers from the Saxon mountain town of Zwönitz have named their first own whiskey creation “Night Walker”. And the single malt, which has matured in oak barrels for three years, was introduced directly to the local chickens. Of course only in a figurative sense. Instead of using grain as usual, they refine the eggnog approach with a sip of their whiskey (47 percent by volume), which was sold for the first time in 2019. Likeable: The people of Zwönitz bottle their special eggnog by hand. It is available as a glass bottle in two sizes (0.2 liters or 0.5 liters) and – to match Easter – as a trial version in a 4-pack egg carton. Good luck!

With a creative masterpiece of word acrobatics, this carbonated cold drink has secured a place in the top 5 of our Easter drink tips. Froh-Secco is a dry City Secco from the Peter Mertes winery on the Moselle, bottled in a 200 milliliter (ml) can. To ensure that the sparkling, sparkling sparkling wine reaches the right recipient, the can can be personalized with a name of your choice before ordering. Froh-Secco has an alcohol content of 10.5 percent by volume and should be drunk well chilled. Depending on your preferences and kitchen equipment, from a can or a champagne glass. Priest!

Herbal liqueurs are a dime a dozen. That's right. But this one is special because of its slightly frivolous label and is therefore an integral part of our drink tips for Easter 2023. The Hoppel Poppel, which the Max Gündel family distillery from Thuringia has bottled in this 0.7 liter bottle, is not only tasty, but especially tasty at Easter. With 35 percent alcohol by volume, the Italian-style Altenburger Kräuter is in the good midfield. The same should also apply to the taste. Not too sweet and not too tart. Right in the middle. For the benefit!

Number four in our list is not for wimps. It would be better to wish the recipient a “spicy Easter”. The duet from the traditional Deheck distillery in Reinhessen consists of two small bottles (0.1 liters) that pack a punch. In one, a strawberry liqueur was refined with a touch of chili. The other combines the exoticism of a mango liqueur with habanero, one of the hottest chili peppers in the world. The two extraordinary compositions contain 20 percent alcohol by volume. Who dares? Here's the hottest Easter gift 2023 in a set.

The “Tipsy Easter Bunny” comes hopping out of the “Workshop of Pure Enjoyment”. The schnapps bunny was born deep in the Allgäu. The fine content also comes from the distillery in Sulzberg. With 30 percent volume, the hazelnut spirit sets off a real firework on the palate. For chocolate fans, the typically nutty, nougat-like note will sweeten Easter 2023. The nice thing about this high-proof Easter gift: the bottle is ideal as a decorative element. Because next Easter is definitely coming.

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