03/29/2013 11:40 am ET Updated May 28, 2013

5 Egg Cocktails for Easter

This Easter, we're taking our egg hunt to the cocktail glass. Egg whites add a little extra oomph to drinks, transforming standard sippers into velvety, pillow-capped cocktails, like the fives recipes below. Just remember that when using raw eggs, there can be a risk of food-borne illness, so when making cocktails with eggs, freshness is a must. Use the freshest eggs possible, wash them before use, prevent contact between the shell's exterior and the edible portion within, and if you're especially concerned, opt for pasteurized whole eggs or egg whites.

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5 Egg Cocktails for Easter