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Red White & Booze: Cocktails for Memorial Day Weekend!

The Juice

All around the US, Memorial Day is celebrated to thank our soldiers for their continual work around our country and the world. We remember the soldiers who fought bravely for our country. We remember the tragedies alongside the victories. These brave people fought for us to have our freedoms and abilities to be true Americans. So we celebrate their efforts and victories and we continue to remember them on this day and always.

All around the US, citizens do the most American thing possible to thank our US military members for allowing us to be American: grill up some hamburgers, have a few beers, gather with friends, and enjoy our beautiful country. 

So we wanted to share some Patriotic cocktail recipes for you to enjoy this Memorial Day:

Boys in Blueberry

https://wearenotmartha.com/blueberry-vodka-lemonade/
  • 2oz Vodka
  • 1oz blueberry syrup
  • 1oz lemon juice
  • 4oz sparkling water

Pour together and stir. Garnish with lemon wheel and blueberries

Dad’s Float

  • 2oz Bourbon
  • 6oz Root beer
  • 1 scoop vanilla Ice Cream

Scoop ice cream into the bottom of large beer mug. Pour in 2oz bourbon then top with root beer.

Rocket Man

  • 1 bomb pop
  • 2oz tequila
  • 3/4oz blue curaçao
  • 1/2oz lemon juice
  • 1/2oz simple syrup
  • Optional: salt rim

Pour all ingredients into a blender with ice (except the bomb pop). Blend it up and pour into a Margarita Glass. Garnish with a bomb pop.

Rum Punch

https://www.thekitchenismyplayground.com/2019/07/caribbean-rum-punch.html
  • 2oz dark rum
  • 1oz pineapple juice
  • 1oz passion fruit juice
  • 1oz Apricot Brandy
  • 1/2oz orange curacao
  • 1/4oz grenadine
  • Cherry and Pineapple wedge.

Pour in pineapple juice, passion fruit juice, dark rum, curacao and brandy into a glass with ice. Stir well. Top with grenadine and garnish with a cherry.

And lastly, because of the Americans and Ukranians fighting together, a Polish bar in London created the Zelenskyy

https://www.timeout.com/london/news/this-polish-bar-is-serving-a-special-ukraniancocktail-to-raise-money-for-charity-030422

“Kavka vodka, blue curaçao, lemon juice, apricot brandy and sugar syrup”- Timeout.

  • 1.5oz Kavka Vodka
  • 3/4oz Blue Curacao
  • 1oz lemon juice
  • 1/2oz apricot brandy
  • 1oz sugar syrup

Pour in vodka, lemon juice, brandy and sugar syrup into the bottom of a mixing glass. Stir together vigorously. Pour in ice. Layer on Blue Curacao. Garnish with Luxardo cherries.

Here’s to bringing our soldiers home, and to peace and safety in Ukraine and all over the world. We thank you and we remember.


Written By Amanda Greebaum

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