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5 Cocktails to Kick-Off Memorial Day Weekend

Updated: Jul 31, 2020

Hello, Summer!

It's the most wonderful time of the year: Backyard BBQs, park & poolside picnics, summer Fridays, and warm weather day-drinking!

We've put together some of our favorite drinks to kick off the summer, don't forget the ice.

1. Spiked White Tea Lemonade

Light and refreshing, best enjoyed at a backyard BBQ


- 1 Part Watermelon Margarita (White Tea, Watermelon, Raspberry)

- 1 Part Vodka

- 1 Part (freshly-squeezed if you have) lemonade

- Squeese of fresh lime juice


- Combine Watermelon Margarita, Vodka and Lemonade in a shaker with ice, and shake for 10 seconds, until the shaker is chilled and frosted.

- Strain into a highball glass with fresh ice (crushed ice is preferable)

- Garnish with a lemon or lime wedge

2. Summer Breeze

For those who drink bourbon year-round


- 1 Part Citrus Sweet Tea (English Breakfast Tea, Lemon and Lime)

- 1 Part Bourbon

- Top with Ginger Beer

- Squeeze of fresh lemon juice


- Add Citrus Sweet Tea and Bourbon in a shaker with ice and stir until chilled

- Strain into a glass with fresh ice, and top with ginger beer and squeeze of fresh lemon juice

- Garnish with fresh lemon slices

3. Strawberry- Hibiscus Smash

Juicy & tart with a boozy punch!


- 1 Part Strawberry Manhattan (Darjeeling Tea, Strawberry and Hibiscus)

- 1 Part Gin

- Fresh Strawberries, mint and lemon juice

- Seltzer water (to top)


- Gently muddle fresh strawberry and mint in a glass. Add Strawberry Manhattan and Gin and stir with ice.

- Strain and pour into a glass with fresh ice.

- Top with seltzer water and mint sprig to garnish.

4. Spiked Arnold Palmer

The Golf-Course classic, extra boozy!


- 2 Parts Citrus Sweet Tea (English Breakfast Tea, Lemon and Lim)

- 1 Part Vodka

- Fresh lemon slices & fresh mint


- Combine Citrus Sweet Tea and Vodka in a glass with ice and stir

- Garnish with lemon and fresh mint, and enjoy!


Easy and ready to go! Perfect day-drinking sipper.

Drink Wise & Happy Memorial Day,

The Owl's Brew Crew



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