Easter baskets? How about Easter cocktails!

Spring has sprung here in Las Vegas and Easter is just around the corner. And while many of you will be dyeing and hiding eggs about the house, stuffing baskets full off chocolate goodies and let's face it, that somewhat annoying faux grass that seems to get absolutely everywhere and cling to everything, we thought we'd offer you something a little more Vegas: Easter cocktails. So if you're celebrating with family and friends at a little Easter get together or springtime party, here are a few ideas for fun and delicious drinks of the season:

EastermartiniblogChocolate Easter Bunny

1 oz. Godiva Chocolate Liquor

1 oz. Kahlua Mocha

2 oz. Half and Half

Shake all ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker and strain into a martini glass with a chocolate swirl in the glass. Top up with chocolate shavings.

Jelly Bean

.75 oz. Sambuca

.75 oz. Southern Comfort

.50 oz. Grenadine

Shake all ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker and pour into a bucket glass. Top with 3 jelly beans.

The Easter Basket

1 oz. Three Olives Chocolate Vodka

.50 oz. White Cr?me de Cacao

.50 oz. Cherry Brandy

Splash of Sprite

Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and pour into a bucket glass. Pour a dash of Green Cr?me de Menthe down the side of the glass and let settle on the bottom. Float a small marshmallow Eater Bunny.

For some pre-Easter entertainment and an inside scoop on some fun things you can do at home, stop by on Wednesday, March 31 for Martini Time with Chef Tina Martini inside the custom-built cooking studio within the buffet for a special Easter-themed show. Chef Tina is giving guests quick tips and hints for Easter basket-carving with fruit and bread and demonstrating how to temper sugar for eye-popping sugar displays. Don't forget that right after the show you get to enjoy reserved seating inside the buffet. Times for the Easter-themed show are 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31. Ticket prices start at $59.95. To purchase tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000.

And if you don't feel like cooking at home, make sure to stop by Studio B Buffet where we're featuring an all-day seafood buffet Easter weekend, April 2-4 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. You'll find other Easter specials at other M Resort restaurants too, so come see us this weekend!