There are many different reasons to look forward to Memorial Day weekend. First and foremost, the reason we have it. To honor and remember those who died in active military service.Without them none of us would have what we have today.

Another reason, the BBQ’s. There are a lot of different foods everyone likes to partake at their picnics. But, I’ve never really been a “foodie”…I’m been more of a “Boozie”..HA!

Here are the 4 Essential Cocktails for Memorial Day!! They are in no particular order.

Number 1:

Cucumber Gin & Tonic: This is actually quite easy to make…and a crowd pleaser. Plus, if you have a party guest that likes drinks with not a lot of fuss…this is the drink for them.

For one cocktail:

  • 1 1/2 oz. gin
  • 4 slices cucumber
  • 5 oz. tonic
  • very small splash fresh lime juice {optional}

Number 2:

Southern Belle: What I love about this’s the perfect summertime drink with a kick! If you are a whiskey fan and juice fan…this is for you.

  • 1 1/4 oz Tennessee whiskey
  • 8 oz pineapple juice
  • 3/4 oz triple sec
  • 2 oz orange juice
  • 1 splash Grenadine


Number 3:

Watermelon Sangria: If you have a wine fan coming to your party.


Number 4:


  • 4 slices English cucumber, plus more for garnish
  • 2 strawberries, plus more for garnish
  • 1 1/2 oz. vodka, preferably Belvedere
  • 1 oz. Bonal (French aperitif)
  • 3/4 oz. simple syrup
  • 3/4 oz. lime juice
  • Seltzer




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