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Refreshing Cocktails for Memorial Day Weekend‏

This weekend while you are hanging out with friends at the beach or at a barbeque why not try some new cocktails. No matter if it is just a small get together or you are planning a big bash these drinks will be just the thing to cool you down this Memorial Day weekend.

Captain Morgan Black Wild Ginger

(For a crew of 30)

Ingredients:

1 750 mL bottle Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum

2 750 mL bottles dry white wine

24 oz. pineapple juice

6 oz. sour mix

1 2 L bottle ginger ale

3 oranges, sliced

4 lemons, sliced

1 bunch fresh mint

Preparation: Chill all ingredients. In a large punch bowl, crush the fresh fruit to extract the juices. Add Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum, wine, pineapple juice, sour mix and ginger ale. Add a large block of ice and serve the punch in wine glasses with pieces of fruit and a sprig of mint.

Why it’s perfect for your Memorial Day Weekend: Embrace your wild side, with this refreshing drink.  This ginger-inspired punch is perfect for parties and can be made ahead of time.

Maple Collins

Ingredients:

1.5 oz. Crown Royal Maple

.5 oz. Lemon Juice

1.5 oz. Pineapple Juice

2 dash Angostura Bitters

.5 Simple Syrup

Preparation: Mix ingredients in a shaker, top with club soda and strain into a Collins glass. Garnish with half an orange slice and a cheery.

Why it’s perfect for your Memorial Day Weekend: One of the most popular drinks since the launch of Crown Royal Maple Finished – make sure you kick Memorial Day off right with the Maple Collins.

Royal Peach

Ingredients:

1 oz. Crown Royal Black

.75 oz. Ciroc Peach

.5 oz. Cranberry, orange, pineapple and Sprite

2 dash Angostura Bitters

.25 Grenadine

Preparation: Mix ingredients, pour into a rocks glass and top off with lemon-lime soda.

Why it’s perfect for your Memorial Day Weekend: All the best summertime ingredients come together in Royal Peach, giving you another reason to wish summer lasted all year long.

BLT

Ingredients:

1 ½ oz Bulleit® Bourbon

2 lemon wedges

3 oz. tonic

Preparation: Build in a highball glass, serve over ice

Why it’s perfect for your Memorial Day Weekend: Have a busy weekend planned? Don’t fret, with only 3 simple ingredients the BLT takes no time to mix.

Tennessee Valentine

Ingredients:

1.25 oz. Dickel #8

.75 oz. Cochi Rose

.25 oz. Creme de Cacao

1 dash Lemon Bitters

Preparation: Stir all ingredients. Strain in to a coupe. Garnish with a cheery.

Why it’s perfect for your Memorial Day Weekend: Light on the stomach, the Tennessee Valentine is the perfect drink for Memorial Day pool parties.

Also if you need a few more drink ideas try these one below. They were showcased at the annual Googa Mooga festival in Brooklyn.  Despite a rainy backdrop, thousands of adults packed Prospect Park to listen to the likes of Matt & Kim and The Flaming Lips while sipping on some of the best cocktails NYC’s top mixologists have to offer.

Uncle Buck

Ingredients:

1 1/4 ounces Tequila Don Julio Blanco

3/4 ounce Pineapple Juice

1/2 ounce Fresh Lime Juice

1/3 oz Ginger Syrup

1 tsp Green Chartreuse

Preparation: Combine Don Julio Blanco, pineapple juice, fresh lime juice, ginger syrup and green chartreuse in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well. Strain contents into Collins cocktail glass over fresh ice.

Quiet Storm

Ingredients:

1 ounce Bulleit Bourbon

¾ ounce lemon juice

1 ounce extra dry vermouth

¼ ounce simple syurp

Top with ginger beer

Preparation: Combine all ingredients into a mixing tin. Strain contents into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with 1 mint sprig and lemon.

One More Chance

Ingredients:

1 ¼ ounce George Dickel Rye

¼ ounce Gran Classico bitters

¼ ounce maple syrup

¾ ounce lemon juice

Preparation: Combine all ingredients into a mixing tin. Strain contents into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with 1 orange half wheel.

50 Concerts, 50 States, 1 Day with Bud Light Music First‏

For live music fans, summer is about to kick into high gear with the launch of Bud Light Music First. Bud Light is teaming up with the best music and interactive partners, including Live Nation, Myspace and Universal Music Group to host the ultimate live music experience.

It all culminates with the “50/50/1” event on August 1, with concerts in all 50 states on a single day and featuring artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Sublime with Rome, Alex Clare, The Airborne Toxic Event, The Flaming Lips and Guster. Additional artists will be announced in the coming mAdd an Imageonths.

Tickets to the 50/50/1 events  as well as more than 500,000 music-centric prizes including Monster DNA Headphones, Live Nation Concert Cash and UMG music downloads are up for grabs through the Bud Light Music First app, available through the Apple and Android app stores.

Fans can also track updated show announcements, discover never-before-seen artist content and live-stream select 50/50/1 concerts through the Bud Light Music First Hub at https://new.myspace.com/budlightmusicfirst.

“Music is such a unique platform because it brings people together, yet everyone interacts with it on a personal level,” said Rob McCarthy, vice president, Bud Light. “With Bud Light Music First, we have an amazing collection of artists and partners that will make sure every adult fan can experience music in a fun, interesting way this summer.”

“We’re excited to partner with Bud Light as the Music First initiative gives fans the opportunity to connect to music on a massive scale, tapping into Myspace’s platform as a destination for 50/50/1,” said Christian Parkes, global vice president of marketing, Myspace. “Like Myspace, Bud Light shares the desire to create unique experiences in music and provide fans greater access to their favorite artists.”

The other music acts confirmed to perform in 50/50/1 include: Emeli Sandé, Drive-By Truckers, The Gaslight Anthem, The Airborne Toxic Event, The Dirty Heads, Capital Cities, Citizen Cope, Coheed & Cambria, Gogol Bordello, Mastodon and Machine Head, Halestorm, Under the Sun Tour, Guster, The Mowgli’s, Minus the Bear, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Best Coast, Frank Turner, Wavves, The Hold Steady, Corey Smith and Portugal. The Man. Additional acts will be announced in the coming weeks. The 50/50/1 lineup is being curated by Live Nation.