Summer is here — well, technically.
And just because we’ll be spending Memorial Day at home this year, doesn’t mean we can’t use our imagination to transport ourselves to a beautiful beach with our favorite cocktail in hand. In celebration of this year’s quarantine style holiday, we’ve rounded up some of the best drinks for you to sip through the long weekend and forget all about what’s going on in the world.
Check out these 9 refreshing cocktails you can mix up yourself this Memorial Day.
Smirnoff Red, Blanco & Berry
Ingredients: .5 oz. Smirnoff Red, White & Berry Spirit; .5 oz. Blanco Tequila; 0.5 oz. Lime Juice; 0.5 oz. Agave Syrup; 5 oz Club Soda; Cherry and Tajin Rim for Garnish; Square Ice Cubes.
Instructions: Pour tajin on a flat plate. Wet the rim of the glass with lime juice, and tap it onto the tajin. Add ice, lime juice, agave syrup, and blanco tequila and Smirnoff Red, White & Berry into a Pour mix into a glass filled with ice. Top off with club soda and garnish with a cherry. (Recipe courtesy of Smirnoff)
Martell Blue Cider Swift
Ingredients: 1 part Martell Blue Swift; 2 parts Apple cider; 2 dashes Angostura bitters.
Instructions: Place a few ice cubes into the shakers. Pour Blue Swift, apple cider, and bitters. Shake ingredients together and pour into a wine tumbler. Garnish with apple slices and cinnamon sticks. (Recipe courtesy of Martell)
CÎROC Watermelon Spritz
Ingredients: 2oz CÎROC Summer Watermelon; 6oz Soda Water; Large watermelon slice; A sprig of mint; and a lime wheel.
Instructions: Add CÎROC Summer Watermelon and soda water into a highball glass filled with ice. Gently stir, place a large watermelon slice into the glass and garnish top with a sprig of mint and lime wheel. (Recipe courtesy of CÎROC)
The Backyard Tea
Ingredients: 2 parts Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum; 1 part iced tea; 2 parts lemonade.
Instructions: Serve on the rocks, garnished with a lemon. (Recipe courtesy of Jerry Spiced Rum)
BACARDÍ Rum Banana Daiquiri
Ingredients: 1.5 parts BACARDÍ Superior Rum; 0.25 part Banana; 0.25 part Vanilla; 0.75 part Lime; Dehydrated Lime Wheel.
Instructions: Shake mixture and serve in a coupe glass. (Recipe courtesy of BACARDÍ)
Ravo Lavender Rose
Ingredients: 2 oz Ravo Vodka; 1 oz rose simple syrup; 0.75 oz Chase Elderflower Liqueur; 0.5 lemon, juiced; Zonin Sparkling Rose Wine, to top; Lavender sprigs and edible flowers, for garnish.
Instructions: Combine ice, Ravo Vodka, rose simple syrup, Chase Elderflower and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker. Shake well. Strain into a coup glass and top with sparkling wine. Garnish with a Lavender sprig and edible flowers. (Recipe courtesy of Ravo Vodka)
Grey Goose French Passion
Ingredients: 1.5 parts Grey Goose Vodka; 0.25 part Passionfruit Puree; 0.25 part Cinnamon; 0.50 part Lime; Dehydrated Flower.
Instructions: Shake mixture and serve in a rocks glass. (Recipe courtesy of BACARDÍ)
Malibu Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri
Ingredients: 1 part Malibu Strawberry; ⅔ part Fresh lime juice; ⅓ part Simple syrup; ⅓ part Strawberry puree.
Instructions: Mix everything in a blender with a scoop of crushed ice. Pour into a glass and enjoy! (Recipe courtesy of Malibu)
Ingredients: 2 oz. Ritual Tequila Alternative; ½ oz. lime juice; 4 oz. grapefruit soda.
Instructions: Pour Ritual tequila alternative and lime juice into a glass with ice. Top with grapefruit soda and garnish with lime. (Recipe courtesy of Ritual Zero Proof)