I had so much fun creating and making my Le Peep Easter Cocktail. Honestly, every time I think of Peeps (the super garish and super sweet marshmallow Easter treats), I think of Le Peep – a breakfast chain in Denver. I loved Le Peep as they had the best strawberry pancakes. But beyond my mental association, Le Peep has nothing to do with this Le Peep Easter Cocktail. The Le Peep Easter Cocktail combines several liquors to make a Peep flavored cocktail, perfect for an Easter afternoon.
I realize there’s a lot of Peep bashing that goes on throughout the Internet. Peeps – apparently you either love them or hate them. I love them, in small doses. I can manage eating a couple of Peeps throughout the Easter season and that about does it for me for the year. I’m finding that I particularly love Peeps that have been dipped in chocolate. Maybe some year I’ll get ambitious and make some Peep like marshmallows of my own. Until then, I’m content to eat an occasional Peep and use a few for garnish on my Le Peep Easter Cocktail.
I have to say that I was pretty amused by the photos for this post. My peeps look a bit alarmed about the blue curacao bath that they are about to slide into. Since we don’t have kids and are pretty secular, our only real Easter engagement is the annual purchase of a couple of bags of mini-eggs, a box of Peeps, and an occasional effort on my part to die some hardboiled eggs, just because they are pretty. When I was looking for my Peeps for this post, I wanted to get some Easter basket grass. I was surprised not to find any at our local Target. It’s been a long time since I’ve gotten an Easter basket (30 years maybe?), so I wonder if the stringy plastic grass is a thing of the past. Or maybe I waited too long to buy it? Either way, I decided to go with edible Easter grass instead. Edible Easter grass is definitely new to me. I think the edible descriptor might be pushing it a bit – it’s definitely made of things you could eat if you were so inclined, but why would you want to? I did nibble a bit – it was flavorless and starchy. I tossed what I had left over in my blogging drawer and am pretty sure it will still be there this time next year.
In the meantime, when Easter comes, you’ll probably be able to find me sitting outside, sipping on a Le Peep Cocktail and biting the head off a chocolate dipped Peep.
- 1 1/2 ounces white creme de cacao
- 1 ounce blue curacao
- 1/2 ounce vanilla vodka
- Peeps for garnish (if desired)
- Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with Peeps. Enjoy!
- Serves One