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Soak Up the Summer Sun With These Refreshing Memorial Day Cocktails

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May. 30 2021, Published 9:00 a.m. ET

Break out the sparklers. With coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) restrictions lifting, people are gearing up to celebrate Memorial Day weekend in a big way. As many are planning trips to the beach, BBQs, and family gatherings, Distractify has rounded up a few cocktail recipes that will make the perfect addition to any MDW event that you attend or host.

Whether you're looking for a unique frozen treat, a twist on a classic cocktail, or an easy can to crack open and serve, we've got you covered. Check out our roundup of Memorial Day cocktails below.

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CÎROC Summer Watermelon Sparkle

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Toast to the red, white, and blue this Memorial Day with this delicious cocktail. To make: pour 1 oz. CÎROC Summer Watermelon and 1/2 oz. cranberry juice into a flute glass. Top with champagne and garnish with a watermelon skin twist.

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Kona’s Endless Summer

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Want to feel like you're on a tropical getaway this Memorial Day? Well, Kona's Endless Summer cocktail is perfect for you. Combine 1 oz. white rum, 1 oz. pineapple juice, 1/2 oz. honey syrup, and 3/4 oz. lime juice into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake the ingredients for about 30 seconds and strain the mixture into a carved-out pineapple. Finally, fill the pineapple with crushed ice and top with Kona Tropical Punch. Yum!

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Mad Cosmo Recipe

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If you're looking for a non-alcoholic drink this Memorial Day, the Mad Cosmo is a great option to impress your guests. First, set your oven to 350 degrees and toast 1/4 teaspoon allspice for six minutes; then crush it into smaller pieces. Next, stir allspice, 4 oz. lime juice, 1 tablespoon orange blossom water, 4 oz. pomegranate juice, and 6 oz. honey over medium to low heat for four to five minutes. Then, discard the solids and cool the mixture in the refrigerator. Combine the syrup mix and ice with half a can of MAD TASTY Grapefruit in a cocktail shaker. Pour the drink into four chilled martini glasses and top with remaining MAD TASTY. Garnish with lime.

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Earl Stevens’ The Spritz

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Enjoy a twist on a classic cocktail! To make this simple (but tasty!) drink, combine 3 oz. Earl Stevens Selection Prosecco DOC, 2 oz. Italian bitter liqueur, 1 oz. soda water, and ice into a wine glass. Garnish with an orange wheel.

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Daily's Poptails

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Cool off from the hot summer sun with Daily's Poptails. It's a cocktail in a popsicle. Honestly, what can be better? Available in three fruity flavors – strawberry, watermelon, and green apple — these sweet treats are only 90 calories, 6.8 percent ABV, and wine-based.

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Guinness Nitro Cold Brew Coffee Beer

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If your summer night has come to an end and you're looking for an after-dinner drink, the new Guinness Nitro Cold Brew Coffee beer is a great addition to any party. It combines the great elements (coffee and beer); just simply crack open a can and sip on the smooth and creamy drink. Seriously, it's perfect to pair with dessert.

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CÎROC Citrus Sunrise

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Celebrate this Memorial Day with Sean “Love” Combs’ limited-edition CÎROC Summer Citrus. And, we've got the perfect cocktail to party like Mr. Combs himself.

Add 1.5 oz. CÎROC Summer Citrus and 3 oz. orange juice into a highball glass with ice. Top with 1 oz. cranberry juice (or pomegranate juice).

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Royal Blue Slush

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This frozen drink is sure to satisfy your tastebuds. To make: add 1 oz. Crown Royal Fine De Luxe Whisky, 2 oz. blue curaçao, 2 oz. Hpnotiq liqueur, and ice to a blender — blend until slushy. Pour the mixture into a glass and add a sugar stick to garnish.

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Spiked Raspberry Basil Popsicles

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If you're throwing a BBQ this Memorial Day weekend, these spiked raspberry basil popsicles are the perfect treat for you and your guests. To get your party started, add 1/2 cup water, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1/4 cup basil to a small saucepot. Cook over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved. Next, remove from heat, let the mixture steep for about 20 minutes, and strain into a medium bowl. Then, add 18.5 oz. bottle Pure Leaf Black Tea with Raspberry, and 6 oz. vodka. Stir. Evenly distribute the raspberries (about 10 oz.) and remaining 1/4 cup basil leaves in the popsicle molds. Finally, pour the tea mixture into the molds, insert a popsicle stick, and freeze until solid (at least five hours). Enjoy!

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Very Berry Vodka Smash

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#GodBlesstheUSA. To make this patriotic cocktail, add 1.5 oz. Red, White & Berry vodka, 1/4 cup fresh berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, and cherries), and a few sprigs of mint to a glass. Muddle to combine. Next, add ice to the glass and top with 4 oz. club soda, and 2 oz. Red, White & Berry Smirnoff Ice. Finally, garnish with mint and extra berries. So good!

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JaM Cellars

JaM Cellars' Butter Chardonna

Not someone who is interested in mixing a cocktail? Are you not a fan of beer or hard liquor? Do you prefer wine? Well, now you can enjoy a nice glass (sans glass) of wine. JaM Cellars' Butter Chardonnay makes it easy to enjoy the sunshine and your friends with their wine in a can.

So, throw on your favorite pair of summer shades and enjoy a glass can (or two) of Butter Chardonnay.

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