These Memorial Day Cocktails Will Make Your Weekend

Summertime and the drinking is easy. The Memorial Day weekend marks the start of summer Fridays, leisurely Saturdays and long Sundays outside.

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Why should drinks be fussy? Consider these sprightly cocktails that pour summer's best flavors into your glass.

True Blue 

Serves 1


  • 2 ounces blue curaзao
  • 1/2 ounce coconut rum
  • 3 ounces ginger ale
  • Maraschino cherry or sliced fruit star (for garnish)


  1. Combine the blue curaзao, coconut rum and ginger ale and pour it over ice.
  2. Garnish with a maraschino cherry or sliced star fruit


Raspberry Peach Prosecco 

Serves 10


  • 12 ounces frozen raspberries
  • 2 cups peach nectar, chilled
  • 1 bottle prosecco, chilled


  1. Put the frozen raspberries in a large glass pitcher or dispenser. Top them with the peach nectar and prosecco.?
  2. Fill the rest of the pitcher or dispenser with ice cubes. Stir and serve cold.


Boozy Arnold Palmer 


  • Lemonade
  • 2 ounces vodka (Citron or regular)
  • Ice tea
  • Mint, rosemary, basil or thyme (for garnish)


  1. The night before, pour the lemonade into ice cube trays and freeze.
  2. Fill each glass with lemonade ice cubes, and add the vodka, filling it up with ice tea.
  3. Stir, garnish with your herb of choice and enjoy.


Peach Basil Moscow Mule 

Serves 4


  • 8 ounces peach vodka
  • 24 ounces ginger beer
  • 1 large lemon (quartered)
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil


  1. Fill four glasses (preferably copper cups, but any cocktail glass will work) with ice.
  2. Add 2 ounces of vodka and 6 ounces of ginger beer to each glass.
  3. Squeeze one quarter of a lemon into each glass, then add a couple of pieces of fresh basil.
  4. Stir all the ingredients together.