Memorial Day weekend is almost here, which marks the start of summer for many people. Even though it will still technically be spring, Memorial Day is when we all get our first smell of fired up grills cooking hot dogs and hamburgers, the unofficial scent of summer. Memorial Day is also when pools and beaches open up for the season, and wearing white pants becomes socially acceptable again (if anyone even follows that rule anymore).
If you’re like me, your weekend plans include at least one BBQ, and if your BBQs are like mine, then you’ll be looking for some great cocktail recipes to serve your friends and family. Luckily you came to the right spot, here are some refreshing summer drinks that pair perfectly with cookouts!
MALIBU® RED MARGARITA
- 2 parts MALIBU® RED
- 1 part lime juice
- 1 part simple syrup or agave syrup
- Salt rim
Combine ingredients in a shaker and strain into a rocks glass. Rim glass with salt and garnish with lime.
BLACK & STORMY
- 1-1/2 parts MALIBU® Black
- Fill with ginger beer
Serve over ice in a highball glass.
Lime wedge optional.
…and since it wouldn’t be a BBQ without dessert, here’s a nice boozy dessert you can drink!
Citrus Peach Fuzz
- 1 part ABSOLUT Citron® Vodka
- 1 part Hiram Walker® White Peach Schnapps
- 1 part Cream
- Fresh Peach slices
Pour all ingredients into blender; cover with crushed ice and blend until smooth. Pour into Hurricane glass and garnish with a fresh peach slice.
Mix up your drinks, kick back, relax and bring on the BBQs!