Spring has Sprung and Easter is Here
By Russ Cobbe
Easter was originally a pagan celebration known as Eastre. As Christianity expanded to the North and to more readily convert the pagans, it embraced their celebrations of Eastre with their own celebration of the resurrection of Christ. Prior to 325AD Easter had no specific day for the celebration. It was sometimes on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
The spring equinox is the mid-point between Winter and Summer solstices which are the furthest and closest points of the approach of the earth to the Sun. The rules of the date are based on it happening on the first Sunday that occurs after the first full moon or after the vernal equinox. Easter must be celebrated between March 22nd and April 25th. The exchange of Eggs actually predates the Christian Easter celebrations and it is a symbol of rebirth. The Easter bunny was brought to America by the Germans in the 1800's.
There is a whole section on http://www.idrink.com with Spring and Easter theme recipes so check it out. Here are a couple of those to try out
Apple Blossom Recipe
2.0 dashes Calvados
2.0 oz Gin
1.0 oz Orange juice
Combine ingredients in a tumbler.
Fuzzy Bunny Recipe
1.5 cups Milk
1.0 oz. Peach Schnapps
1.0 squirt Strawberry syrup
Combine. Mix. Serve. Chicks dig this drink
Spring Feeling Cocktail Recipe
1.0 oz. Gin
0.5 oz. Green Chartreuse
1.0 tblsp Lemon juice
Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, and serve.
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