February 19, 2019

Hot! Gallery TGIF Cocktail Recipe of the Day: Memorial Day Cocktail Ideas

Kickoff the unofficial start of with some delicious cocktails. No matter your spirit preference we’ve got you covered. Enjoy responsibility.

Aperol Spritz
Summer Negroni
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Black Cherry Avalanche Cocktail
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No. TEN Green Machine (2)
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Aperol Spritz

3 Parts Cinzano Prosecco
2 Parts Aperol
1 Dash Soda
Ice and a slice of Orange

Directions: Pour the Prosecco, Aperol and a dash of soda into an ice-filled balloon wine glass and stir. Garnish with an orange slice.

Summer Negroni
Created by Julie Reiner
.5 oz. Strawberry-Infused Campari
.5 oz. Strawberry-Infused Aperol
1 oz. Cinzano Bianco
1 oz. Gin

Directions: Stir and strain over one large ice cube. Garnish with an orange twist and a slice of strawberry

Patrón Mojito
1.5 oz Patrón Silver
1 cut Lime
1 oz Simple Syrup
Club Soda
6-8 Fresh Mint Leaves
Lime wedge for garnish

Directions: In a tall glass, muddle mint leaves, lime, and simple syrup. Add a cup of ice and Patrón Silver, and top with club soda. Stir gently. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Island Time Spritz
* Created by Pamela Wiznitzer, USBG NY Chapter President and Creative Director Seamstress, NY
Island Time Spritz
1 part Sugar Island Coconut Rum
1 part Pineapple Juice
¾ part Lemon Juice
¾ part Aperol
¼ Simple Syrup
Sparkling Rose

Combine together over ice. Garnish with pineapple chunks on a skewer.

Cruzan® Black Cherry Avalanche

1 Part Cruzan® Black Cherry Rum
1 Part DeKuyper® Michigan Cherry Schnapps Liqueur
Lime Wedges
Mint Spring
Black Cherries

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.


2 parts Tequila Herradura Silver
1 part Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
½ - ¾ part Agave Nectar (to taste)
1part Pomegranate Juice

Directions: Combine all the ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake hard so that some of the ice melts, then strain over fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Absolut “Memorial Punch”

2 parts Absolut
1 parts Lemonade
1 part watermelon juice
Frozen blueberries and strawberries, lemon wheels, mint sprigs

Directions: Combine all ingredients over large chunks of ice. Decorate with the above garnishes.

First Blush
1 ½ parts Courvoisier® VSOP
1/2 part apricot brandy
1/4 part lime juice
4 lime wedges
Garnish: 1 lime

Directions: Build in Boston shaker, add ice, and squeeze in limes, shake and pour into glass. Top with Sparkling wine.

Tanqueray No. TEN Green Machine

1.25 ounces Tanqueray No. TEN
3 ounces Green Juice
Mint Spring for garnish

Directions: Blend greens, apple and lemon together to create pressed juice. Pour green juice into glass, add Tanqueray No. TEN and stir. Garnish with a celery stalk or mint sprig.

Watermelon Crush
Created by Pamela Wiznitzer, USBG NY Chapter President and Creative Director Seamstress, NY

2 parts Ménage à Trois Vodka
3-4 pieces Watermelon
½ part Hibiscus Syrup (Boil hibiscus tea; once hot, add in equal parts white sugar to the tea and let dissolve)
¾ part Lime Juice
½ part Coconut Water

Directions: Muddle watermelon and combine all ingredients. Shake and strain into a highball. Garnish with a thin watermelon slice.

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