For many, the upcoming long weekend is synonymous with the start of summer, so we’ve rounded up some of our favorite summery drink recipes. From brunch favorites to beer cocktails, here’s a full menu of fun ideas for Memorial Day Weekend drinks.
Basil Daisy Recipe
Bright and herbaceous, this vodka cocktail from Charleston’s The Darling Oyster Bar is the perfect summer refresher.
Beer and Loathing Cocktail
A frothy California saison brings a taste of sunshine to this slightly bitter Aperol and grapefruit-based cocktail.
Jägermeister Bloody Mary
A boldly bittersweet version of the classic brunch drink.
Misunderstood Beer Cocktail
Tall, cool and refreshing, this summery ginger-forward sipper from Chicago’s Sable uses a light beer to add effervescence.
Keep things low-ABV with this spin on the Old Fashioned, which combines saké with an Italian aperitivo and dry red wine.
The Paloma gets a spicy twist at No Vacancy in Los Angeles.
Parson’s Negroni Slushy
Bust out the blender for this frosty Negroni Slushy recipe and you’ll have friends flock to the party in droves.
Peach Tea Lemonade
Sweet peach purée mingles with black tea, plus a splash of vodka for a perfectly refreshing warm weather lemonade.
Pineapple Turmeric Margaritas
An extra-earthy take on the classic Margarita.
Price Charles Don’t Surf
A sunny riff on the Army & Navy.
Rib Tickler Spritz
Consider this spritz recipe a brighter, bubbly version of the White Negroni, with St. Germain elderflower liqueur and Suze.
Strawberry Mango Pineapple Agua Fresca
Looking for a delicious non-alcoholic addition to the weekend’s festivities? The strawberry mango pineapple agua fresca from Los Angeles’ Petty Cash hits the spot.