Silly rabbit, Easter baskets aren’t just for kids! Create a thoughtful assortment of savory and sweet treats to take your favorite food lovers and home cooks back to the Easter mornings of their childhoods.
Instead of cream-filled eggs and chocolate bunnies, we prefer a much more mature feel with specialty foodstuffs and gourmet products. Bright cocktail mixers, floral honeys, fresh jams, and artisanal snacks for outdoor cocktail hours come just in time for spring dinner parties and cooking. Here are a few we recommend slipping into your grownup Easter basket.
Elevate Easter with Southern Treats
Made from honey bees around Edisto Island, this Edisto Gold Honey reflects the diverse flora of coastal South Carolina. Drizzle it over granola or eat it by the spoonful and let it transport you to the Lowcountry marshland, rich with clover, blackberry bushes, and tupelo trees.
Channel bright, floral flavors with a mixer that puts tropical elements into a glass. Whether you prefer light spirits, dark ones, or none at all, we love the versatility of Perfectly Cordial’s Hibiscus and Honeycomb mixer. Subtly sweet and refreshingly punchy, this all-natural mixer complements gin, vodka, whiskey, or mixes with sparkling water for a deceptively no-ABV beverage.
Warmer weather and longer daylight hours has us planning patio parties and backyard hangouts. When outdoors—with a spritz or glass or rosé in hand—you need easy-to-eat nibbles that don’t require utensils (or, ideally, napkins). The bite-sized Southern delicacies, cheese straws and benne wafers, appease both sweet and savory snackers. (And if you drop one on the ground, it won’t hurt the dog to clean them up.) This Charleston Favorites’ Sweet and Salty Snack Box is a sure way to guarantee you an invitation to the next outdoor hang.