Every other Easter, for the past decade, Genie and Glenn Sotile have hosted our family (in different configurations) for a massive Easter feast in Baton Rouge. One year we were 24 at table. There is always an Easter egg hunt, the kids play baseball, we have a little live music (Glenn, as well as son Paul, are great drummers, Iris on guitar), Rick envies Glenn's already-producing garden; the huge dining room table groans with a bounty of food and Easter decorations abound.
Mimosas and Bloody Marys have always been served, pre-feast; Easter of 2013 G&G introduced us to The Sicilian Mule. Now we all just wait for the blood oranges to arrive and comfort ourselves with the chilled copper cup on the off years we don't go South for Easter.
The recipe (only available at times--like now--when you can get blood oranges):
Fill mule cup w/ crushed ice.
pour 1 full oz of Solerna Blood Orange Liqueur
juice of 1/2 fresh blood orange
top with ginger beer
garnish with a blood orange slice
(if you don't have the Liqueur...use a the juice of a full blood orange and your favorite vodka)