Memorial Day Cocktails

Sun, Dec 04, 22

We’ve almost made it to the “Unofficial” start of summa.  So let’s get in the “spirit” with these tasty summer-inspired cocktails!


Shark Bite

Ingredients

Directions

In a cocktail shaker with ice, pour in coconut rum, pineapple juice, and blue curaçao. Shake for 15-20 seconds until well chilled.  Fill a glass with ice, then pour over the cocktail. Give it a squeeze of lime and splash of grenadine.


Pink Lemonade Sangria

Ingredients

Directions

In a large pitcher, combine rosé, vodka, lemonade, club soda, strawberries and lemons. Stir and refrigerate until chilled, 1 hour, or up to overnight.  Makes 6 servings.


Bourbon Peach Sweet Tea

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Cooper’s Mark Bourbon
  • 2 ounces peach preserves or nectar
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • Sweet tea, to top
  • Sprig of thyme, to garnish
  • Lemon round, to garnish

Directions

Mix the bourbon, peach preserves, and lemon juice over ice and shake.  Top with a generous amount of sweet tea and garnish with fresh thyme and a lemon round.


Watermelon Margarita

Ingredients

Directions

Muddle watermelon in the bottom of a glass.  Add ice , tequila, agave nectar, and lime juice.  Garnish with a watermelon wedge.


Watermelon Cooler

Ingredients

Directions

Muddle watermelon in the bottom of a glass. Add ice and remaining ingredients. Stir and garnish with a watermelon wedge.


Blue Hawaiian

Ingredients

Directions

Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.  Strain into a glass over ice.  Garnish with a pineapple wedge and cherry.


Blueberry Mojito

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Fresh Blueberries (Set aside a few for garnish if desired)
  • 4 Ounces The Black Dog 3 Year Rum
  • 10 Fresh Mint Leaves
  • 2 Teaspoons White Sugar
  • Juice of 2 Limes
  • 6 Ounces Club Soda
  • Ice Cubes

Directions

Blend or muddle blueberries until smooth. Set aside.  Use a muddler or wooden spoon to blend in mint leaves and sugar. Stir in rum, lime juice, and blueberry mixture. Pour into glasses over club soda & ice. Gently stir. Garnish with extra blueberries, lime, and mint if desired.


The Chupacabra

Ingredients

Directions

In a cocktail shaker, muddle 2 of the chile slices with the agave nectar. Fill the shaker with ice and add the gin, elderflower, and lemon and lime juices. Shake vigorously and strain into a glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with the remaining chile ring and serve immediately. Makes 1 drink.