Must-Try Patriotic Cocktails for Memorial Day

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Must-Try Patriotic Cocktails for Memorial Day

Memorial Day weekend is a perfect time to remember those heroes who have sacrificed their lives in pursuit for freedom.  It's also a perfect time to kick off summer and enjoy some cocktails outdoors. Toast to Memorial Day with these colorful, fruity, and refreshing patriotic cocktails. 

American Dream Cocktail Recipe

American Dream Cocktail by Colleen Graham

This American Dream Cocktail by Colleen Graham is a cute and tasty patriotic cocktail.

Total prep time: 6 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

What you need:

  • 1 oz. pomegranate liqueur (Pama)
  • 1 oz. black cherry​ rum
  • 1 1/2 oz. pomegranate cherry juice (POM Wonderful)
  • 1/2 oz. sour mix (fresh)
  • Garnish: white fondant stars & blueberries

How to mix:

  1. Cut mini stars out of white fondant.
  2. Lightly wet the back of each star with water and gently press it into the inside of a cocktail glass. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  3. In a cocktail shaker filled ice, pour the pomegranate liqueur, rum, juice, and sour mix.
  4. Shake well and strain into the prepared cocktail glass.
  5. Garnish with blueberries on a pick.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Red, White & Blue Margaritas Recipe

Red, White & Blue Margaritas by Brandon Cyr

You'll surely be sipping on this Red, White & Blue Margaritas by Brandon Cyr all Memorial Day Weekend.


Total prep time: 15 minutes

Yield: 3 servings

What you need:

  • 4 oz. Seagram’s Escapes Strawberry Daiquiri
  • 3 oz. tequila, divided
  • 2 oz. grenadine
  • 6 c. ice, divided
  • 4 oz. Seagram’s Escapes Classic Lime Margarita
  • 2 oz. triple sec
  • 4 oz. Seagram’s Escapes Blueberry Acai Lemonade
  • 2 oz. blue curaçao
  • Lime slices, for garnish

How to mix:

  1. In a blender, add strawberry daiquiri, tequila, grenadine, and 2 cups of ice and blend on high for 30 seconds. Pour into a bowl and chill in the freezer.
  2. In a blender, add lime margarita, tequila, triple sec, and 2 cups ice and blend on high for 30 seconds. Pour into a bowl and chill in the freezer.
  3. In a blender, add blueberry Acai Lemonade, tequila, blue curaçao, and 2 cups ice and blend on high for 30 seconds. 
  4. Using a large spoon, fill 1/3 of each tall glass with lemonade mixture. Continue filling each glass with equal amounts each of the margarita and the daiquiri mixture. 
  5. Garnish each glass with a slice of lime and enjoy!

Red White and Blueberry Lemonade Recipe

Red White and Blueberry Lemonade by Lauren Dubois

This Red White and Blueberry Lemonade by Lauren Dubois is a must-try festive cocktail.

Total prep time: 15 minutes

Yield: 3 servings

What you need:

  • 3 oz. blueberry purée 
  • 1 bot Smirnoff ICE Red, White and Berry
  • 9 oz. Fresh lemonade
  • Lemon slices

How to mix:

  1. Fill 3 glasses with ice and divide blueberry purée between them.
  2. Divide 1 bottle of Smirnoff between 3 glasses.
  3. Top each glass of Fresh lemonade.
  4. Garnish with lemon slices.

Blue Raspberry Fizzies Recipe

Blue Raspberry Fizzies by Andrea Correale

Quench your thirst this Memorial Day weekend with this fruity and refreshing Blue Raspberry Fizzies by Andrea Correale.

Total prep time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

What you need:

  • 3/4 oz. Vodka
  • 5 oz. Champagne
  • 1/4 oz. Blue Curaçao
  • Sparkling Sugar for Rim
  • Raspberries & Cranberries for Garnish Skewer

How to mix:

  1. Rim the glass with lime wedge and sparkling sugar. 
  2. Pour vodka, champagne, and blue curacao liquor into glass. 
  3. Skewer raspberries and blueberries and garnish the glass.

SVEDKA Firecracker Cocktail Recipe

SVEDKA Firecracker by SVEDKA Vodka

This SVEDKA Firecracker by SVEDKA Vodka is a perfect drink to beat the summer heat.

Total prep time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

What you need:

  • 1 ½ parts SVEDKA Vodka
  • 1 part Watermelon Schnapps
  • ½ part Cranberry Juice
  • ½ part Lemon Juice
  • ½ part Simple Syrup
  • ¼ part Blue Curaçao
  • Soda Water

How to mix:

  1. In a tall glass, add watermelon schnapps and cranberry juice over ice.
  2. Layer the white, add lemon, simple syrup, and SVEDKA carefully.
  3. Layer the blue, add very carefully add the blue curaçao to create the color separation, and gently top with soda. 
  4. Garnish with fresh watermelon pieces.
Red Baseball Fan Magnetic Wine Charms by Simply Charmed

Whether you decide to have a backyard barbecue or have a simple dinner with your family this Memorial Day weekend, these Patriotic cocktail recipes are perfect to get you in patriotic spirit! These Red Baseball Fan Magnetic Wine Charms will look great on your wine or cocktail glasses and even on Mason jars of lemonade! Before long we will be back in the season of pitches and catches!  See also our version of Blue Baseball Fan Wine Charms.

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