With the Memorial Day weekend weather expected to be more like mid-summer temperatures, we bet they’ll be a lot of outdoor BBQs. What accompanies a casual gathering or swanky soiree best? A crisp, refreshing cocktail, of course.
1. Spiked Strawberry Slushie:
Directions: Stir lemon juice and 1/2 Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore together, set aside. Combine ice cubes, mint, sugar and strawberries in blender, blend on high until smooth. Pour in lemon and Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore mixture and blend on medium until smooth. Distribute mixture and top each glass with remaining Prosecco. Garnish with strawberry.
2. Mixtape Punch: (Created by Natasha David of Nitecap in New York City)
Directions: Build ingredients in a punch bowl and stir.
3. American Apple Pie: (Created by Cassandra Rosen for Soltado Tequila)
Serves 8 to 10
Directions: Stir all ingredients in a punch bowl, garnish with apple slices and cinnamon. Serve over ice. Ice cream float optional.
4. Hornitos LeMANade:
Directions: Combine ingredients in a highball glass and serve. Garnish with a lemon peel.
5. Sauza® 901® Peachy Keen:
Directions: Combine all ingredients over ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously. Strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with a thyme sprig.
6. A Not So Secret Garden: (Created by Tim Wells of Revival Social Club in Chicago, IL)
Directions: Combine lemon, basil, and cantaloupe in a shaker. Muddle the ingredients until the cantaloupe has been crushed. Add the remaining ingredients, fill shaker with ice, shake for 8 to 10 seconds, double strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
7. Cruzan® Black Cherry Avalanche:
Directions: Pack rocks glass with shaved ice. Slowly pour chilled spirits over the ice. Squeeze lime on top. Garnish with sprig of mint and a black cherry.
8. Midori® Colada:
Directions: Combine ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a hurricane type glass and top with whipped cream and a pineapple/cherry stack.
*Colada Mix Ingredients:
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a blender without ice and mix until well blended. Keep remaining mixture chilled (mixture should last between 5 to 7 days).
9. Venceremos: (Created by Gn Chan of Angel’s Share)
Directions: Shake and strain. Garnish with pineapple leaf.
10. Red Hot Summer:
Directions: Pour ingredients over ice, and garnish with an orange wheel.
11. Rosé All Day:
Directions: In a glass, combine equal parts chilled Pink and Black and chilled Rosé. Top with seltzer. Garnish with fresh fruit – we recommend strawberries, raspberries or a wedge of watermelon.
12. Beat Meister: (Created by Willy Shine, Brand Meister)
Directions: Shake and strain all ingredients into a highball glass except grapefruit soda over fresh ice, top with soda and garnish with half a grapefruit wheel.
13. Sauza® Tequila Sunrise:
Directions: Fill shaker with all ingredients and shake. Strain into glass over ice. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge.