Memorable Memorial Day Cocktails!May 22, 2014 -- Published by Tara Shinn
Memorial Day weekend officially kicks off today and you’ve already picked up the burgers, dogs and corn- but what about the cocktails!?! No worries- here are some totally memorable Memorial Day cocktails you can whip up in no time!
1. Koolin’ the Gang
This festive cocktail is super easy to prepare! Simply make 2 batches of Kool-Aid (both red and blue), then pour them into ice cube trays and freeze. When it’s time to serve- just throw some into a glass along with some regular ice cubes, add 1 1/4 oz Clique Vodka, and top with club or lemon lime soda for a red, white and blue cocktail that will actually taste better as the ice melts!
2. The Partystarter
Having a lot of people over for a Memorial Day cookout? Let the guests serve themselves with this holiday punch! The night before, find a container that is roughly 1/3 the size of your punch bowl and fill it water water and citrus slices before freezing. To serve: Add 1 bottle Clique Vodka, 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice, 2 cups ginger syrup*, 2 cups cranberry juice and 2 cups soda water to the punch bowl and place your mega-cube inside. Grate fresh nutmeg over the top as a garnish! The beat part about this recipe is that you can get creative with it- try switching out the mixers or try a different flavored syrup, as long at the proportions stay the same the punch will always come out perfect!
*Ginger Syrup: bring 1/2 cups of peeled and chopped ginger to a boil with 1 1/4 cups of water. Cut the heat and let steep 10 minutes before stirring in 1 cup of sugar until dissolved. Let ginger syrup cool before straining.
3. Executive Decision
This easy infusion cocktail is always a great Memorial Day cocktail that is sure to please! Start by zesting 6 medium sized lemons, then add the zest to an empty bottle, fill with Clique Vodka and shake well. Shake a few times a day for a day or two- until the lemon infused vodka has turned bright yellow color and tastes delicious! For the cocktail- Add 1 1/4 oz lemon infused Clique Vodka, 1/3 oz blue curacao, and 1/4 oz fresh lemon juice to an ice filled glass and top with white cranberry juice!
This tropical blue cocktail is perfect for lounging outside! In a cocktail tin shake: 1 1/2 z Clique Vodka, 1/4 oz coconut cream (available in any supermarket), 1/2 oz blue curacao and 1/4 oz pineapple juice. Strain into a cocktail glass and sip your way to an imaginary beach!