Memorial Day is right around the corner. It is the perfect holiday to kick off summer and every year people are working hard to ensure that their barbeques are the best. If you are looking for essential cocktails for your celebration I have compiled a list of seven that are sure to cure your cravings.
1. Apple Mojito
A mojito is a classic for a reason. You can serve this drink in many different ways and this is just one of many, there’s actually another mojito further down the list. If you need a refreshing drink to go along with salty chips and dip this is your man. The Apple Mojito is incredibly easy to make, but despite that it still has a pretty presentation. Mint, lime and sparkling water alone is fantastic and when you add the flavor of apple to it the drink gets a whole new pair of legs.
2. Red, White & Blue Boozy Slush
This cocktail is perfect if you’re feeling especially patriotic this Memorial Day. The Red, White & Blue Boozy Slush will compliment your Memorial Day BBQ unlike other drinks because the drink within itself is decor. This cocktail may take some extra work considering that each layer needs to be blended separately but it is definitely worth the work.
3. Blueberry Mojito
Another option for a mojito if apple just isn’t your cup of tea is a blueberry mojito. It will be equally as refreshing the apple but the blue of the blueberry gives it an air of expensiveness. The color is unexpected and makes the drink look professionally made. What’s nice about this cocktail for parties is that the presentation makes it look like the Blueberry Mojito took you a long time to make and an understanding of cocktail making when really it is a very simple drink to make. Bonus points if you line your straws with actual blueberries.
4. Strawberry Rose Cocktail
This drink will compliment anything you decide to BBQ this Memorial Day. What’s nice about this cocktail is that it isn’t heavy at all. The Strawberry Rose Cocktail is great if you plan on eating a lot on Memorial Day. A lot of other alcoholic drinks can just sit in your stomach and take up precious space for food, but not this drink. Add a strawberry to the rim of your glass for an extra something something and your guests will be very impressed.
5. Mermaid Water Rum Punch
This drink just sounds cute. The blue and yellow coloring of the drink will make you feel like you’re literally drinking summer. Serve in a mason jar like seen below with sliced lemons in it for a pretty picnic experience.
6. Frozen Peach Bellini
The Frozen Peach Bellini is the drink for anyone who grew up loving slushies during the summer. Considering that this cocktail is made using champagne or wine it’s a great alternative if you want the texture of a margarita without the added strength of tequila. Just sip slowly to avoid a brain freeze you surely had to endure as a child.
7. Giggle Juice
Okay but who doesn’t want to drink something called Giggle Juice? Not only is this drink absolutely delectable it’s also incredibly easy to make. The preparation time should take you no more than ten minutes at the max. Lining the rim with sugar won’t just make it easier to get down either, it also helps to make it have a prized presentation.