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Picnic In Style this Easter

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Posted by , 11th April, 2017

Embrace the warm weather and take Easter outdoors, whether it’s by the beach or deep in the countryside.  Easter is all about spending quality time with loved ones so why not bring along a jam-packed hamper tailored perfectly to your taste.  Here are some goodies to spruce up your picnic, making sure that Easter is celebrated the right way:

Hot Cross Buns
Traditionally served on Good Friday, hot cross buns have come to epitomise Easter.  Made with English-style marzipan and filled with currants and spices, share this all-time favourite with family and friends.  Fortnum & Mason have you covered offering delicious hot cross buns guaranteed to charm people of all ages.

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Fortnum & Mason
Traditional Hot Cross Buns
£4.95 >

Mini Egg Martini
Combining a childhood favourite and a splash of liquor, this fresh twist is certain to satisfy your chocolate craving.  This unique cocktail is sure to be a favourite amongst the group and one that they are not to forget
anytime soon. Treat yourself to Bailey’s Chocolat Luxe Cream and experience its sumptuous layers of flavour.  Pack some glasses and prepare your creamy Easter themed cocktail before heading out for the day.

Ingredients:

25g Cadbury mini eggs – £3
1 tsp honey – £2.85
25ml crème de cacao
25ml Bailey’s Chocolat Luxe Cream Liquor – £12
50ml vodka – £25
Ice

Method:
1. Crush the mini eggs in a pestle and mortar before tipping onto a small plate.  Trace the rim of a glass with a little honey and stick the mini eggs on top.

2. Pour the crème de cacao, Bailey’s Chocolat Luxe Cream and vodka into a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice.  Shake until it’s fully mixed before serving.

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Picnic Blanket
No picnic is complete without a blanket to create the perfect outdoor dining experience. This stylish Country House Picnic Blanket will add comfort to your picnicking this Easter.  Leather carry handles with buckle fastenings allow it to roll easily for simple storage.  If there is a chance of April showers, you’ll be covered by the blanket’s waterproof backing to ensure that it doesn’t put a damper on your Easter.

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Liberty London
Country House Picnic Blanket
£120 >

The Wonderful Easter Hamper
With Spring flourishing and sun-soaked afternoons, there’s nothing better than having a pre-prepared picnic to feast on.  If you’re unable to spend your morning cooped up in the kitchen, be sure to acquire a luxury hamper to bring some elegance to your Easter holiday.  Fortnum & Mason have you prepared with a traditional wicker hamper, filled to the brim with Easter-themed delicacies for the group to enjoy.  Packed inside are treats that will make your mouth water – milk chocolate eggs and dark truffle chocolate eggs ensure that all palettes are appreciated.  For a lighter snack, the Strawberry and Blackcurrant Preserves are guaranteed to bring some zest to your Easter afternoon.          

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Fortnum & Mason
The Easter Wonderful Hamper
£55 >

If you’re looking for some more Easter themed treats, click here to browse our extravagant Easter eggs or shop our Easter collection here 

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