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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.