I feel like it was just yesterday when I was bombarding you guys with all kinds of cold weather-friendly cocktails and now I’m about to sling some Memorial Day-inspired drinks your way. So, get excited! With the unofficial start of summer taking place this weekend, a number of brands are rolling out drink recipes that are perfect for the warmer months. Think spiked punches, pina coladas, margaritas, and other boozy sips. So, if you’re in the market for a boozy addition to your Memorial Day weekend festivities then be sure to check out the drink recipes below.
Drink recipes come courtesy of Cruzan Rum, Skinnygirl, Sauza Tequila, Hendrick’s Gin, and Pinnacle Vodka. Cheers!
Weekender’s Punch (Pictured Above)
8 parts Cruzan® Aged Light Rum
4 parts Cruzan® Passion Fruit Rum
12 parts Riesling
3 parts Lemonade
4/5 part Lemon Simple Syrup
Combine all but Riesling in a punch bowl and refrigerate. Add Riesling at service. (Serves 8)
Poolside Prosecco Punch
2 parts Skinnygirl™ Prosecco
2 parts limeade
Lime wheels for garnish (optional)
Add all ingredients into a stemless wine glass and stir. Garnish with a lime wheel (optional).
Skinny Pina Colada
2 parts Pinnacle® Coconut Vodka
4 parts Club Soda
Splash of Pineapple Juice
Mix in a glass filled with ice and garnish with a pineapple slice.
4 parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
2 parts JDK & Sons™O3 Premium Orange Liqueur
3 cups seedless watermelon, chilled and cut into pieces
½ cup lime juice, freshly squeezed
1 cup ice
Freeze cubed watermelon in a plastic bag for a minimum of 2 hours. Add all ingredients to a blender and puree until smooth. Serve in glasses rimmed with salt and garnish with a lime or watermelon wedge.
The Collector’s Punch
4 cups Hendrick’s Gin
2 cups Fresh Lemon Juice
2 cups Simple Syrup
1 cup Lillet Rouge
5 cups Cherry Green Tea
3 cups Sparking Water
Build ingredients in a punch bowl over a large ice block. Garnish with berries. Stir well for one minute to dilute. Serve to your guests and enjoy.