Bunny Trail Punch (An Easter Mocktail) Recipe

Give your Easter celebration a whimsical twist with the bunny trail punch, a fun mocktail that's as festive as it is refreshing. This non-alcoholic beverage combines the earthy sweetness of carrot juice with the zesty fizz of ginger ale, creating a sweet and balanced drink that is suitable for all ages.

While this mocktail tastes like one of the sweetest carrot recipes you've ever had, the true charm of this Easter mocktail lies in its playful presentation. To put a fun spin on this seasonal mocktail, make a handmade marshmallow bunny that will sit perched atop the glass. According to Ksenia Prints from At the Immigrant's Table, this creative garnish makes every adult who drinks it feel like a child and every child who does squeal with delight.

This easy drink is perfect for an Easter brunch or a morning filled with egg hunts and eggy dishes. You can even turn making these DIY marshmallow bunnies into an Easter activity of its own! So, add a hop, skip, and jump on the bunny trail to your Easter menu with this mocktail.

Gather the ingredients for bunny trail punch

Whether you make this bunny trail punch as a solo activity or as a fun craft for the whole family, it's best to start by assembling all the ingredients you need ahead of time. You'll need giant marshmallows, which will form the body and ears of your marshmallow bunny garnish, along with smaller marshmallows in both pink and white to add charming details to the bunny's face. A ripe lime will be used for its tangy juice and as wedges for garnishing. An edible food pen is essential for drawing the bunny's facial features, which bring it to life. The mocktail's base comprises chilled carrot juice and ginger ale, creating a refreshing, bubbly drink that's perfect for toasting springtime festivities.

Step 1: Make the bunny's body

Make the marshmallow bunny: Use one giant marshmallow as the body of the bunny.

Step 2: Make the ears

Cut the other giant white marshmallow into quarters diagonally to create elongated ear shapes.

Step 3: Cut off the bottoms

Cut off the bottom of each ear to expose the sticky middle, which will help the ears adhere.

Step 4: Stick on the ears

Attach the sticky side of two ear-shaped marshmallows to the top of the giant marshmallow to form the ears.

Step 4: Make the nose

Cut off the bottom of a small pink marshmallow and use one piece for the nose. Attach it to the center of the giant marshmallow where the face would be, using some lime juice from the wedges to make the nose stick.

Step 5: Make the eyes

Use the edible food pen to draw on the eyes just above the nose and just under the mouth.

Step 6: Secure with toothpicks, if needed

Use toothpicks or small skewers to help secure the parts of the bunny, if needed. Be sure to remove these before serving the mocktail or consuming the garnish.

Step 7: Add ice

Make the mocktail: Fill a glass with ice cubes.

Step 8: Pour carrot juice

Pour the chilled carrot juice over the ice.

Step 9: Pour ginger ale

Top off with ginger ale.

Step 10: Add lime

Squeeze a lime wedge over the drink and drop it into the glass.

Step 11: Garnish with the marshmellow bunny

Carefully place the marshmallow bunny on the rim of the glass, using a cocktail pick to stabilize it, if needed.

Step 12: Serve the Easter mocktail

Serve the bunny trail mocktail with a straw.

Can I make the bunny trail mocktail for a larger group?

The bunny trail mocktail is a recipe that can be scaled up with ease to accommodate a larger number of guests, making it a great choice for group Easter events. To make sure you have enough drinks for your party's needs, multiply each component of the recipe by the number of expected participants. This way, you can guarantee that each guest can savor their own bunny-adorned beverage. A practical tip for hosts is to prepare the marshmallow bunnies beforehand; just be sure to store them in a cool and dry environment to keep their form intact and avoid any stickiness. When the time comes to serve the mocktails, you'll be able to assemble the drinks swiftly, top each one with its unique marshmallow bunny, and you will have more time to enjoy the festivities alongside your guests without the need for last-minute preparations.

Is there a way to make this mocktail with natural ingredients and no artificial colors or flavors?

You can easily make a bunny trail mocktail using only natural ingredients and without any artificial flavors or colorings. Opt for natural carrot juice without added sugars or colorings. Instead of store-bought ginger ale, make your own blend of chilled club soda, freshly extracted ginger juice, and a natural sweetener, such as honey or maple syrup. This homemade mixture replicates the crispness and tang of ginger ale in a whole-food way. To make the marshmallow garnish, make your own vegan marshmallow or seek out vegan marshmallow brands that use natural colors and flavors, which may be found at health stores or specialty online retailers. If you prefer to avoid marshmallows altogether, cut fruit like banana or apple into bunny shapes as a wholesome, alternative topper. By opting for these simple substitutions, you can make a healthier bunny mocktail garnish without losing any of the festive appeal. It also helps make your drink vegan, allowing all guests, regardless of dietary restrictions, to partake in the Easter celebration.

What are some alternative garnishes i can use for the bunny trail Easter mocktail if i prefer not to make a marshmallow bunny?

If creating a marshmallow bunny doesn't figure into your top 10 ideal Easter activities, there are numerous garnish alternatives for adorning your bunny trail mocktail. Citrus peel twists effortlessly curled over the rim of the glass can add a pop of color and a fragrant zest to your beverage. Incorporating fresh mint sprigs connects the drink to spring and infuses it with a touch of sophistication. To capture the essence of the season, consider floating edible flowers like pansies or violets on the surface of your mocktail for an attractive, festive, and botanical flair. For those looking for a garnish that doubles as a snack, fruit skewers composed of vibrant berries and succulent melon pieces can make a fun, edible garnish. Candy sticks or fun-shaped straws will help add some whimsy to your bunny-less drink. Additionally, for a quick and on-theme solution, seek out pre-made cake toppers shaped like bunnies or flowers. These can be easily placed on the drink for an instant, decorative touch that aligns with the Easter theme.

Bunny Trail Punch (An Easter Mocktail) Recipe
4.9 from 26 ratings
This nonalcoholic Easter drink is perfect for kids and adults alike, paying homage to the spring holiday with its bright flavors and marshmallow bunny garnish.
Prep Time
15
minutes
Cook Time
0
minutes
Servings
1
drink
Two bunny topped drinks and a third topper
Total time: 15 minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 giant marshmallows
  • 1 small pink marshmallow
  • 1 small white marshmallow
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • 1 edible food pen
  • 4 ounces carrot juice, chilled
  • 4 ounces ginger ale, chilled
Directions
  1. Make the marshmallow bunny: Use one giant marshmallow as the body of the bunny.
  2. Cut the other giant white marshmallow into quarters diagonally to create elongated ear shapes.
  3. Cut off the bottom of each ear to expose the sticky middle, which will help the ears adhere.
  4. Attach the sticky side of two ear-shaped marshmallows to the top of the giant marshmallow to form the ears.
  5. Cut off the bottom of a small pink marshmallow and use one piece for the nose. Attach it to the center of the giant marshmallow where the face would be, using some lime juice from the wedges to make the nose stick.
  6. Use the edible food pen to draw on the eyes just above the nose and just under the mouth.
  7. Use toothpicks or small skewers to help secure the parts of the bunny, if needed. Be sure to remove these before serving the mocktail or consuming the garnish.
  8. Make the mocktail: Fill a glass with ice cubes.
  9. Pour the chilled carrot juice over the ice.
  10. Top off with ginger ale.
  11. Squeeze a lime wedge over the drink and drop it into the glass.
  12. Carefully place the marshmallow bunny on the rim of the glass, using a cocktail pick to stabilize it, if needed.
  13. Serve the bunny trail mocktail with a straw.
Nutrition
Calories per Serving 189
Total Fat 0.4 g
Saturated Fat 0.1 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Total Carbohydrates 49.4 g
Dietary Fiber 2.8 g
Total Sugars 31.2 g
Sodium 105.7 mg
Protein 2.0 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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