Kick off Summer with Memorial Day Cocktails
By FBWorld Team

Memorial Day is the start of summer, and after the winter we've had, who isn't ready for some heat? If you are planning a BBQ during the long weekend, why not chill out with some cocktails. These festive sips - in red, white and blue - are a fresh twist to any Memorial Day menu.

America the BLU-TIFUL
Raise this glass to those who serve.

1 oz. Sobieski Cytron Vodka
1 oz. Blue Curacao
1/2 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
1/4 oz. Cranberry Juice
Olives for garnish
Granulated sugar for rim

1. Fill cocktail shaker with ice, add liquid ingredients and shake.

2. Strain into a sugar-rimmed martini glass.

3. Garnish with olives and serve.

Stars & Stripes Sangria
This patriotic punch is sure to delight your guests.

Serves: 10-12

8 oz. CAMUS VS Elegance Cognac
2 bottles of Red Wine, (such as cabernet sauvignon)
12 oz. Lemon-Lime Soda
6 oz. Cranberry Juice
4 oz. Simple Syrup
1/2 of a Lemon (ends cut off)
1/2 of a Lime (ends cut off)
1/2 an Orange (ends cut off)
1 cup Sliced Strawberries

1. Thinly slice the lemon, lime and orange and place in a large punch bowl.

2. Add all of the liquid ingredients.

3. Stir well and serve.

Fresh pomegranates make this a sweet red sip.

1 1/2 oz. Trianon Blanco Tequila
1 oz. Pomegranate Juice
1/2 oz. Pomegranate Liqueur
1/2 oz. Lime Juice
Lemon twist and pomegranate seeds for garnish

1. Mix all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.

2. Shake and strain into a martini glass.

3. Garnish with a lemon twist and pomegranate seeds and serve.


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